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Prominent Instrument: Ethnic / World / Indigenous instruments

Found 511 tracks

All live performed, genuine African drum ensemble. Recorded live in one take by the Shabani Jabiri Bakari ensemble from Bagamoyo, Tanzania. "Ikibwenga" means strong men. The tribes men have dance competitions, for example to get a wife, or as other competitions between men in that tribe. Inspired by the Nyakyusa tribe from Songea, in the Southern part of Tanzania. [Tempo: Medium / 103 BPM]

Chinese / Oriental moods and melodies. Uplifting with a classic Far East sound. China, Tibet, etc. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 62 BPM]

Ethnic, lamenting track performed live by Rafael Krux. The main form and vibe is in the style of ballade. Can be Slavic / Eastern European, or Middle Eastern / Persian, Celtic or even Viking etc. Sorrowful / Haunting / Ethnic. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Calm, mellow, soft, relaxing, tranquil and spacious track with an unusual sounding, clean guitar playing a simple haunting, slightly melancholic melody. Like a cross between a harmonica & a soft accordion. Atmospheric, peaceful, dreamy, moody & hypnotic. Would suit dramatic / cinematic / romantic / nostalgic projects. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Oriental, far eastern. China, Thai, Malaysian, Tibetan. Pompous and mystical. [Tempo: Slow / 104 BPM]

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Hawaiian ballad -- steel guitar, dobro and percussion. [Tempo: Slow / 71 BPM]

A calm, meditative ambience with entrance of subtle rhythm. World music feel with a warm sense of resolution. Mystical, glowing. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 70 BPM]

Light and melodic, delicate, China / Chinese music. Finger bells, strings, Chinese plucked strings. Traditional China, can also be Tibet, Malaysia etc. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 150 BPM]

Slow, spacious, brooding, atmospheric, heat-soaked, sinister, cinematic, edgy, suspense-filled soundscape that makes you feel like you've been out lying in a sun-baked desert for days, desperate for water. Would suit filmic / crime / documentary / dramatic type projects. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 70 BPM]

Traditional wedding music fom The Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh in India. The instruments used are the Pipdi - a reed blowing instrument somewhat similar to the Shenai used in other regions of India (Played by Mangal Ram from Bir Village), and the Nagara Drums - similar to the nagras in the plains (these are very old pieces) they are made of metal with skin stretched on the playing surface. The skin is tightened with straps that weave into the edge of the skin and meet at the centre bottom of the drums. Two drums are placed opposite each other and the drummer plays them with a cross stick action. The drummer here is Jondu Ram (father of Mangal Ram.) Please note: This is a genuinely live, on-the-spot recording, and as such, there may be slight flaws in the performance and recording. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 113 BPM]

A sad, heartfelt string atmosphere that is ideal for evoking a tender, dramatic ambience. Live and sensitive performance with a sweet expressive melody and a melancholic, passionate arrangement that pulls at the heartstrings. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

This enchanting novelty marching tune suggests the magic and intrigue of Eastern European fables and parables. A little bit wonky & off-kilter, Its naive child-like quality suggests a toy military band or images of a hurdy-gurdy or Calliope at a fairytale fairground. Builds from a single instrument into a small ensemble and then lifts by two semitones with an added glockenspiel & solo flute. Quirky / Novelty. [Tempo: Medium / 100 BPM]

Strong, dominant and powerful orchestral battle theme. Suitable for trailers, battle scenes, huge forces or powerful machines etc. [Tempo: Medium / 93 BPM]

Suspenseful track with nervous strings and solemn, dignified brass. Like a hero in waiting, or awaiting onset of a battle. Foreboding, forewarning. Honor and valor. Also good for war documentary, etc. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

An ambient and dramatic soundscape with sweeping synths and melodic pulsating strings. For scenes of travel, exploration, science, space, the unknown, the universe, Planet Earth, National Geographic and Discovery Channel. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 112 BPM]

Use of Eastern percussion to bring across the clash of the titans on the battlefield, coming face to face with your adversary. Gearing for war, high impact, action, battle, fight, conquest, confrontation, combat. Recorder, shakers, dufflis, duff, dhol. [Tempo: Fast / 135 BPM]

A beautiful and melodic China / Tibetan / Malaysian / Far Eastern Orient instrumental track. Romantic, pretty and evocative, featuring Java gong, Chinese temple flute and various other oriental instruments. Suitable for travel programs, documentaries as well as romance and idyllic imagery etc. [Tempo: Medium / 114 BPM]

Traditional wedding music fom The Kangra region of Himachal Pradesh in India. The instruments used are the Pipdi - a reed blowing instrument some what similar to the Shenai used in other regions of India (Played by Mangal Ram from Bir Village), and the Nagara Drums - similar to the nagras in the plains (these are very old pieces) they are made of metal with skin stretched on the playing surface. The skin is tightened with straps that weave into the edge of the skin and meet at the centre bottom of the drums. Two drums are placed opposite each other and the drummer plays them with a cross stick action. The drummer here is Jondu Ram (father of Mangal Ram.) Please note: This is a genuinely live, on-the-spot recording, and as such, there may be slight flaws in the performance and recording. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 114 BPM]

Asian ethnic soundtrack with a live Chinese instruments. Well suited for the documentary travel culinary programs and video background about Asia. Spa massage, meditation and relaxation too. Slow tempo. [Tempo: Slow / 120 BPM]

An upbeat ethnic track featuring Oud, ethnic percussion and woodwinds. Middle East, North Africa. Exploration, adventure, discovery, travel to exotic places. Bright, positive, lively. Perhaps Egypt, Turkey, Marocco or other Arabic, Islamic places. [Tempo: Medium / 71 BPM]

A Marrakesh / Moroccan / North African or Arabic inspired ethnic underscore featuring Ud. [Tempo: Slow]

A drums / percussion-only track with a Japanese, Oriental, Far Eastern feel. Tense, dark, urgent Japanese Taiko & other orchestral- and ethnic percussion. [Tempo: Medium / 135 BPM]

Short (15 seconds) oriental track, highly suitable as an intro, theme tune, welcome screen, etc. [Tempo: Slow / 69 BPM]

Mysterious, mystical and foreboding Arabian or Persian textures. Nervous underscore with a Middle Eastern flavor. [Tempo: Slow]

Drone, windchimes and wood flute in an earthy / earth / tribal track. Ethnic, genuine, organic. Can be Native American, middle eastern / desert, south american / central america or other indigenous, aboriginal, tribe, primal. Also available in two sub-mixes: One with only the flute by itself, and one without the flute, leaving only the drone and windchimes; great for media underscore use. Mysticism / mystical / ancient / cultural / historical / world heritage. [Tempo: Very slow / 107 BPM]

A beautiful and tasteful Eastern track featuring tambur, dumbek and eastern oud and ney flutes. [Tempo: Slow / 100 BPM]

A soft, happy, light and playful smooth jazz / latin jazz track with a slight bossa nova / latin jazz feel. Easy listening, a bit retro, feelgood jazzy mood. Interchange between soft electric guitar and piano leads. [Tempo: Slow / 70 BPM]

An exotic and simple track made with various ethnic Chinese instruments in ancient Chinese opera style. Simple structure, without any stops. Exotic / Asia / Far East / Ethnic. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 80 BPM]

This is a collection of live recordings of various Japanese performing artists. Among these recordings you'll find Japanese temple monks chanting, Japanese street musicians, live Taiko drumming, Japanese theatrical song/music performances, and more. Note: These recordings are made live, on the spot, often with an audience present -- so they are not entirely clean, and certainly not audiophile. You may hear some audience chatter and other imperfections. [Tempo: Medium]

Meaningful, atmospheric and slightly dark music. Has an explorative and unknown nature to it. Could work well in many areas such as drama, film, art, history, technology, science, future, discovery, invention, adventure and exploration. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow / 91 BPM]

A traditional Greek or slightly Turkish sounding folk music track with bouzouki. Composed by our very own Greek composer, Dimitris Plagiannis, this is an exotic, authentic, great 'Zorba' type music track. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 108 BPM]

Cinematic action track with middle eastern harmonies, feel and instruments like Duduk, Oud and Santoor accompanied by full orchestra, different percussion, synthesizers, grand piano and bass guitar. Suitable for films shot in the modern middle eastern cities like Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Will work in trailers, documentary footages and more. Powerful composition with a lot of escalation and growing tension up to the ending. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 115 BPM]

Indian style slide guitar, sitar and woodwinds over India percussion. The track builds in intensity as it goes on. Mysterious, mystical. Ethnic, ancient world mysteries. Oriental, with a dark side. Exotic. [Tempo: Slow, Medium / 105 BPM]

Mysterious and haunting, an exotic middle eastern, persian, indian or arabic track based on a rhythm drone, tabla percussion and an ethnic wood flute. [Tempo: Slow / 70 BPM]

A dark, foreboding underscore track, suitable for dark drama, mystery, detective stories and more. Haunting, sorrowful strings and an echoey, rhythmic background pulse. [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

A world electronica track inspired by music from The Last Temptation of Christ. It features synthesizer and electronic bass, indigenous udu percussion, set to a spiritual percussive groove. There are moments of eerie ethnic string drones that creates a nice musical tension that make for a great underscore or bed. It has a spiritual, emotionally intense mood that is captivating, powerful and gripping. Excellent for cinematic work, spiritual and religious video and biographical or documentary footage requiring something that will emotionally stir the viewer. [Tempo: Slow / 77 BPM]

Haunting film underscore. Howling wind instrument and a low pitched roar, produced with a tribal instrument called "tambor onca". [Tempo: Very slow, Slow]

Slow and pulsating Indian or Middle Eastern moods with sitar, deep bass, tabla drums and raq. Sparse, mystical, tribal. Great for travel, adventure, Asian/jungle. [Tempo: Medium, Fast / 100 BPM]

Traditional Indonesian Gamelan music. Surreal, Rhythmic, Underscore, Jungle. Minimalism, New Age, Classical, Gamelan. [Tempo: Medium / 128 BPM]

Slowly moving track with a mood of regret and misery, but also of hope. Monotonous harp and disonant ponderous pads in the background with accordion theme repeating its wailing melody. Although the track is hard to categorise, one can find here a slight feel of Middle Eastern, Semitic melody vibe. [Tempo: Slow / 56 BPM]

A beautiful and emotional version of this traditional Irish classic, performed with Irish flute (tin whistle, penny whistle), violin, warm acoustic guitar, cello and piano. Danny Boy is a traditional Irish folk song, sublime in its wistful beauty, stirring up images of the Irish fields and shores. An Underscore version is also provided, without the lead instruments (good for singing along). [Trad./Arr: B. Lynne] [Tempo: Very slow / 58 BPM]

An urgent, ethnic Arabian / Arabic, Middle Eastern tune with ethnic instruments, accordeon, percussion. [Tempo: Fast / 123 BPM]

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