Dead Can Dance is definitely not mainstream, nor are they a local band no one else knows. However, their music is so different form most else, that few people really know them.
I was inspired to put this video on because DJ author and blogger 666divine spoke of my last video (Shakti) as music which comforts the soul.
I also think that such a distinction exists. Music for the soul, for meditation, and music for the body, for dancing and playing and being excited.
The video I'm recommending here is called Yulunga, and it's a very eclectic and cross-cultural experience. In fact, I recommend to see it once for the Eye-Candy value, and to listen to it a second tme for the Ear-Candy value.
The music is by Dead Can Dance, but the video captures various cultures (plus nature) from Masai warriors to Sufi Whirling Dervishes, from Balinese Kecak dancers to Amazon tribes to (perhaps) Andaman islanders or (perhaps) Australian Aborigines.
If I'm going to get kicked out of this group because this is no Rock'n Roll or Heavy Metal, so be it.
I like this.