The BBC has an extensive archive of world music that is worth exploring. The music has been collected from the BBC Radio 3 programme, World Routes, or from BBC documentaries, so you can listen to, or view music you may never be able to experience here in New Hampshire.
The BBC World Music Archive covers countries from Albania to Zimbabwe, and you'll get a taste from five of the seven continents. I don't believe penguins make music, but if they did, the BBC would probably travel to Antarctica to record it!
If you'd like just one CD set to listen to, why not try Putumayo World Music 10th Anniversary Collection, 1993-2003 [CD INTERNATIONAL PUT].
Our world music collection is small, and we're always looking for recommendations of specific titles or artists so that we can expand it. If you have a suggestion, please leave it in the comments below.