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Drums of the World, Vol. 3

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Digital-based DJs and home recordists will find a cornucopia of sounds to plunder on Playasound's Drums of the World, Vol. 3 CD. Culling percussion performances from all over the world, this collection presents a wide variety of instruments, all played by skilled regional musicians and recorded with the minimum of embellishment. Tabla, djembe, taiko, and dajere are among the featured instruments on this disc, with locales within Africa and the Middle East providing the majority of the backdrop. This is a quality disc that manages to be as listenable as it is educational, and its usefulness as a sampling source should not be overlooked.

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