Believe it or not, but there is a sample library of the most arbitrary and unique instruments in Uganda and the Global Sound Movement curates it.  The project recently announced a fundraising platform that grants western music producers access to the music library. Funds collected will be given back to the communities where the sounds were recorded. The sample library currently has more than 240 audio loops as well as a large amount of environmental recordings that could be used in both music and film production.

Visit the Global Sound Movement’s website for audio samples. Watch the video above to listen to music played on a traditional akadinda – a large xylophone played by hand.

Image and video credit: Global Sound Movement