The Singing EarthBook - 2017
"The Singing Earth is a collection of musical adventure stories from musician and writer Barrett Martin. The book chronicles Martin's musical work in 14 musical regions, across 6 continents, over the course of 30 years. It starts with his involvement in the 1990s Seattle music scene, and then explores: Song lines and sea trails in Australia and New Zealand; trance drumming in Central America; Griot music in West Africa; musical diplomacy in Cuba; touring with a Brazilian rock band; recording shamanic music in the Peruvian Amazon; playing the blues in the Mississippi Delta; recording in the Palestinian West Bank; the power of American resistance music; and the ancient influence of Asia in music and culture. There is also a companion CD soundtrack that comes with the book, which contains rare, unreleased songs from Martin's various bands, as well as field recordings from the incredible musical environments he has visited. Those who read and listen to the musical journey that Martin recounts will find themselves transported through exotic global landscapes where they learn about the links between ecology, community, and the music that connects us to our greater humanity."-- Back cover.
Publisher: Seattle : Sunyata Books, 
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 780.92 MARTIN
Characteristics: 232 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 audio disc.