The Age of Discovery took place between the 15th and 18th century in Europe according to historians. It was a time of exploration and it was a time of colonization. Here in the Americas, we have celebrated Christopher Columbus in October and lately there has been a counter movement to celebrate the indigenous people of the continent. Columbus Day is still very much a national holiday but now, we have to be aware that what the Europeans brought to our shores was a mixed blessing. On this episode of Wind & Rhythm we’ll hear music that features the mood of the many cultures represented as we trace the Age of Discovery.