This is an ever-changing world. As we enter the new millennium,
distances between people continue to diminish. Unlike in the past, when
music may not have been heard outside its area of origin, today a piece
of music has the potential to reach a wide audience. The last decade has
seen the release of some very valuable recordings of traditional world
This greater accessibility, together with the energy
of creative musicians, is bringing about new syntheses. It has become
common, for example, to talk about the merging of the sounds and styles
of East and West. We at Golden Horn believe that before a new sound can
be created through such experimentation, it is necessary to have a firm
grasp of each world individually.
Golden Horn was born from a desire to produce recordings
that reflect the richness of traditional world music and that showcase
new works by musicians on the contemporary world music scene. Golden Horn
also aims to become an outlet of exciting new recordings in jazz. The
history of jazz is replete with wonderful recordings. We hope to make
our own contribution.
Our principle is simple: we want to be an independent
channel of good music. The creation of music has been an organic process
since the dawn of humanity, and Golden Horn hopes to continue that tradition.
We work with musicians who are enthusiastic, and we maintain mutual feelings
of trust. Every album we release is a product of collaboration and love.
We believe that in order to succeed in our efforts, we need to stay in
close touch with our listening community. This Web site provides a forum
for communication with our listeners, whose support is essential for the
realization of our vision.