Baraka was composed by Michael Stearns and was released on August 24, 1993, one year after the film opened for public viewing.
"Milan Records presents this digitally remastered special edition soundtrack to the 1992 cult classicdocudrama, BARAKA. Scored by renowned new age composer Michael Stearns, BARAKA takes the listener on a world tour of cultural (and natural) experience. Displaying the cyclical nature of life, BARAKA moves through the mystery and fascination of natural phenomena to the serenity of Third World culture and, ultimately, the ferocity of industrialization. Stearns accents the film's theme with an array of world music influences, new age ambience, and a flair for incidental film scoring."
In 2005, though released in 1993, The Baraka Soundtrack was re-released to the public.
"This cult favorite soundtrack has been digitally remastered and now includes the opening theme of the film, which was not available on the original release. Composer Michael Stearns rediscovered the original recording after more than 10 years, and remastered it exclusively for this release."