The link below contains a mix of music from West Africa which I came across when researching the ethical issues surrounding cotton production there. The music is haunting, beautiful and full of soul - real soul - not the manufactured mass produced rubbish we get on our TV screens or in our high street shops!
Another source of musical inspiration for me comes from black American music. The following set is made entirely from 45 records which are singles. These are rare, original records which are hard to find and in a sense are lost sounds that people spend lots of time, money and effort to rescue from obscurity. I myself value original designs, colour and soul.