And On Sundays We Rest:
Curious Inspirations. One of the most influential pieces of music in my life. In fact, one of the most inspirational things in my life, period, African Sanctus is a 1972 choral Mass and is the best-known work of British composer and ethnomusicologist David Fanshawe. In African Sanctus the Latin Mass is juxtaposed with live recordings of traditional African music, which the composer had recorded himself between 1969 to 1975 during a journey up the Nile, from the Mediterranean Sea to Lake Victoria. The work consists of 13 movements and follows the journey of the composer through Africa. The recordings are from Egypt, the Sudan, Uganda and Kenya. Here is a sampler. Turn up really loud, and enjoy.