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Various Artists: Mountain Tale

Different corners of the eastern world come together beautifully on Mountain Tale (Zebra Acoustic 44405; 49:13), the new project featuring the combined forces of the Bulgarian vocal group Angelite, the Moscow Art Trio and the popular Tuvan quartet Huun-Huur-Tu. Effectively, this project ups the collaborative ante put forth on the 1996 recording, Fly, Fly My Sadness, with the addition of the Moscow Trio to the mix. On paper, it might seem like an improbable convergence of musicians from divergent places, geographically and culturally, but poetic logic as well as cultural commonality are in its favor.

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