Various Artists

Musiques d'Asie: Chine, Indie, Indonésie, Japon

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This two-CD set by French label Naïve is a compilation of the Unesco and Auvidis labels' previously recorded music from India, Japan, China, and Indonesia, which includes music from Sunda in West Java and Bali. You hear such well-known musicians as Ravi Shankar on sitar and Ali Abkar on sarod, as well as lesser known ones from the four countries but still great and talented musicians nonetheless. For those who do not know much about Asian music and wants to have a pertinent and high-quality panorama of musics from four of the greatest cultures of Asia, this set is perfect. But as well, for the connoisseurs, it is a must!

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