France – Buda Records latest release is Terra: Les peuples du
monde chantent la nature [the people of the world sing to nature] (CD
3017384 Collection Musique du Monde, distribution in France: Universal).
Throughout the world, music has been a means for men to celebrate nature and its
elements (stars, wind, rain, sometimes with a propitiatory intent), to imitate
or praise animals, to express their concerns about the environment etc. This
selection comes for the most part from societies that have retained a close link
to nature: Madagascar, Siberia, Burkina Faso, Morocco, Australia, Vietnam,
Guyana, Central African Republic, Bali, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Italy, Thailand,
Béarn (France), Mongolia, Ghana, Ecuador, New Caledonia.