I must say, I'm not much of a world music officianado. This was the first 'world music' CD I bought, yet it is still the only one a still really listen to. I would say this contains a couple of my favourite songs of all time. The selection is fantastic as well - really varied in style. Many world music CDs are rubbish. This to me is the best of the best. Also, it's not dated 'traditional music' or 'world music' for tourists - just selling because it's unusual. This music is just superb and I'm currently searching for the albums for some of the artists.