Indian Fusion


Since the "raga-rock" craze of the late 60s, Indian music has been mixed with Western music - with mixed results. On this New Sounds, we’ll hear some current efforts in chamber music, jazz, ambient, and dance music, from the Neel Murgai Ensemble, the Acoustic Mandala Project, Natraj, and DJ Cheb I Sabbah. Plus, music from Indian guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, who fuses Indian and Western music on both slide guitar and slide ukelele.

PROGRAM # 3029 New Indian Fusion (First aired on Fri. 1/22/10)





Debashish Bhattacharya

Calcutta Chronicles

Sufi Bhakti [7:12]

TUG CD 1049

Neel Murgai Ensemble

Neel Murgai Ensemble

Charukeshi Monday [11:27]

Innova 756

DJ Cheb I Sabbah

Shri Durga

Shri Durga (Jagad Yoni mix: Womb of the World; based on Raag Durga) [11:13]

Six Degrees Records


Deccan Dance

Raga Bihag, Part 1 [5:57] Raga Bihag, Part 2 [6:07]

Galloping Goat GGCD-3424 
Available at

Acoustic Mandala Project

Acoustic Mandala Project

Rolling Spheres [4:26]

Or download from or iTunes.

Simon Shaheen / Vishnwa Mohan Bhatt


Mists - Rag Pahai Maqam 'Ajam, excerpt [4:48]

Water Lily Acoustics WLA-ES-51 Out of print, but* or other auction sites.