The dramatic scenery and spiritual promise of The Himalayas have prompted numerous artists and adventurers to make a pilgrimage to their rugged slopes in search of beauty and inspiration. A meeting point for Northern India, Ladakh, Tibet, China, Nepal and Bhutan, this mountainous region is home to a wide diversity of peoples and faiths, each with their own musical traditions and styles. From monastic songs and folk ballads to contemporary collaborations, this Rough Guide explores the array of wonderful sounds which have drawn their inspiration from life on 'the roof of the world'.
'It's music that can carry through thin air.' New York Times