This is an album unlike anything you've ever heard. Don Francisco is among the last in a disappearing Amazon tradition--he plays for the dead. A self-taught violin maker and player, Don Francisco plays at wakes seated next to the corpse, and it's his job to make people cry. This is challenging music, essentially a soundtrack for death and grieving. You'll never hear this on an elevator, but for the the adventurous listener, this a must have—a musical meditation on the journey to the other side.