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Various Artists: UTOM: Summoning the Spirit, Music in the T’Boli Heatland

UTOM: Summoning the Spirit, Music in the T’Boli Heartland (Hannibal 10402; 66:56) is a beautiful album, recorded in the proverbial “field” of the T’Boli people, from the Philippine Island of Mandanao. The 20 tracks here paint an unexpectedly moving portrait of a non-western, non-industrial musical tradition in sync with the flow of nature, including the indigenous contributions of cicadas and birds, horses, and the wind.

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