A year or so ago, I purchased a CD called “Music Sampler 1997 Natural Wonders” at a garage sale. From the CD cover and liner notes, it looks like this is one of those compilations put together by a retailer, a’la Pier One and Panera Bread. I seem to remember a Natural Wonders store in some mall somewhere.
It’s new age-y stuff, with some world music stuff thrown in. And there’s a group on here called Cusco. Have y’all ever heard this stuff? The song on this CD is called Ghost Dance, and it’s very hypnotic. So I ordered the Cusco CD that song was taken from (Apurimac III) off amazon.com and this is GREAT stuff! Flutes and drums and Native American chants…very cool. Apparently Cusco’s been around forever (or at least since 1989, which is the release date on one of their CDs) but I never heard of them until recently. If you like this type of stuff, check them out.