World renowned guitarist Bob Brozman travelled to Papua New Guinea, one of the last places on the planet to have guitars arrive from afar, to capture a sound largely untainted by outside influences; a raw, unique sound developed in isolation. The energetic and distinctive blend of voice and instrument performed by the Rabaul community’s local stringbands reflects their unfailing optimism in the face of adversity, be it war or the volcanic eruptions that have destroyed the town twice in one century, making this album truly Songs Of The Volcano.
This special CD/DVD package features the music that Brozman recorded with five Papua New Guinea Stringbands.
Songs Of The Volcano also features a full length, behind the scenes DVD documentary that was produced by Phil Donnison (available as both PAL and NTSC). The documentary captures the making of the album and the creative collaboration between an indomitable group of island musicians and one of the world’s greatest guitarists.