The Vital Record releases roots-oriented, culture-based music. More "place on earth" music than "world" music, we specialize in sounds that are overlooked, forgotten, undervalued or in danger of disappearing.
The earth's myriad cultures contribute to a vast spectrum of music. We view this diverse human soundscape as a precious—but increasingly scarce—natural resource. Our aim is to replenish it by making it heard.
Click below for info on our upcoming (4/27) release of music from Botswana: