This CD by Ocora presents an overview of the amazing diversity, refinement, and richness of the music found in the various countries of Southeast Asia. We hear music from Vietnam, from the islands of Java and Bali in Indonesia, Cambodia, and Laos. All of these works are performed on typical traditional instruments from each countries. We hear classical traditional works as well original ones, such as an Indonesian opera by Javanese composer Yogyakarta or a gamelan piece by the Balinese composer I Wayan Lotring. This CD is perfect for those who want to get a taste of the excellence and great diversity of the music found among Southeast Asian people. Everyone is in for a surprise!
AllMusic Review by Bruno Deschênes