Us An' Them

I heard about this musical project by Garry Dial and Terre Roche a few years ago while taping them in a performance, and had the pleasure of hearing the Tibetan National Anthem that night. Terre said that the idea of putting together national anthems from all over the world originated around 17 years ago.

From Michael McDowell at CD Baby (you can play the songs from the sidebar)

"Roche and Dial actually laid the groundwork for this project in the early 1990s, gradually entrusting the rendering of each anthem to artists either under their tutelage or with demonstrated vision of their respective anthems as a celebratory device, rather than one subjected to the ever changing winds of the political climate. In that respect, they have kept the original blueprint intact while allowing each participant carte blanche within those parameters."