I had three Rough Guide CDs for my birthday recently, all excellent.
The rough guide to the music of China spans from the ancient tones of the erhu and pipa and the Inner Mongolian folk revival to original Shanghai jazz, Chinese Pop and the latest underground beats.
The rough Guide to the music of Palestine explores the diverse and wonderful array of music that springs out of adversity and expresses the deep roots of Palestinian identity.
The rough guide to Fado features a handpicked selection of some of the finest Fado musicians, both old and new.
All 3 CDs are worthy additions to my growing collection of these discs.