This project is endorsed by United Nations as an album for The International Decade of Indigenous Peoples; all the songs are credited to the Indigenous People themselves. A portion of the proceeds from this album is donated to help Indigenous Peoples maintain their invaluable and irreplaceable cultures through local community based projects. Additional sounds from: Xavante, Karaja, Mehinacu, Nyodi, Tukano, Cuna, Zande, Baoule, Lakota, Navajo, Cree, Pygmy, Moyombi, Yanomami, Bunun, Latvians, U'Wa, Azerbaijani & Ainu.
New age composer/multi-instrumentalist Kazu Matsui reinterprets the works of Franz Schubert in Tribal Schubert, placing his classical compositions into completely different, refreshing contexts. Matsui introduces and integrates jazz, hip-hop, ambient, Eastern and improvisational elements into Schubert pieces, transcending the formality of the original works while preserving the melodic beauty of the originals. Tribal Schubert also features new age/jazz pianist Matsui on several tracks, adding to the album's diverse mix of classical and cutting edge.