Various Artists – Music Of The World, Festival Of The Andes

Chris Nickson

By Chris Nickson

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

A million light years from the soothing pan pipes of "El Condor Pasa" lies the real music of the Andes. Yes, the pipes are there in this music celebrating secular and sacred festivals, but so are flutes, strings, brass and a healthy dose of percussion. It veers from a crazed cacophony of horns and drums to the more meditative sound of flutes and fiddles, but each track stands as a step away into an utterly different world.