April 10, 2005

This is the greatest thing to happen to the pay-per-song industry since downloadable sliced bread: Smithsonian Global Sound (and you Folkways geeks know what that means -- instant access to thousands of world music mp3s, sorted by region and instrument group, all at 99 cents per track).

Categories are broken down thusly:

Geographic Areas
- Africa, Sub-Saharan
- Asia
- Europe
- Middle East & North Africa
- Oceania
- The Americas

Musical Instruments
- Aerophones (winds)
- Chordophones (strings)
- Electronic
- Idiophones (percussion)
- Membranophones (drums)
- Vocalizations (vocals)


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