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For this major series to accompany BBC One's 'Human Planet', Andy Kershaw and Lucy Duran go in search of music from some of the world's remotest locations. This week: Mountains

Switzerland: Andy takes in a lesson in playing the giant cow-bell, gets his head around the many regional styles of yodelling, and records the alphorn quartet Hornroh.

Nepal: Lucy meets Sherpa musicians from the Everest Base Camp, listens to the songs of the mountain children in the ancient town of Bhaktapur, and enjoys traditional Neplasese folk tunes given the Django Reinhardt treatment in Kathmandu.

Solomon Islands: Andy visits the remote Kwaio people, whose unique music remains untouched by western influences, and who still reserve the right to go head-hunting.

Producers: James Parkin and Roger Short.

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Sat 12 Feb 2011 15:00
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