Frontiers of Flamenco


For this New Sounds, we’ll look beyond flamenco, experiencing collisions of Indian classical music and flamenco, along with other flamenco blends.  From a forthcoming record by Indian classical slide guitar player Debashish Bhattacharya, hear what happens when Hindustani and Spanish flamenco music are brought together.  Also, listen to the most recent record from Anoushka Shankar, daughter of late sitar master Ravi Shankar.  Her release, “Traveller” is a musical journey where she travels the world musically, incorporating Indian and flamenco music along the way.  Plus, there’s flamenco fusion music from Ketama, featuring the great Malian kora player Toumani Diabate, and more.

PROGRAM #3431, Frontiers of Flamenco  (First aired on 2/14/2013)                                       





Debashish Bhattacharya

Beyond the Ragasphere

Reflections Remain, excerpt [1:10]

Riverboat Records.
Due out April 2013.
Related live concert – stream

Anoushka Shankar


Si No Puedo Verla [5:16]

Deutsche Grammophon #001656602
Available at

Debashish Bhattacharya

Beyond the Ragasphere

Reflections Remain [8:22]

See above.

Paco del Gastor

Flamenco de la frontera

Moron, Parte de Mi [13:02]

Nimbus 5352 , iTunes or

Juan Pena Lebrijano & Orq Andaluzi de Tanger


Las Mil Y Una Noches [4:18]

Globe Style UK
Available as an import from

Anoushka Shankar


Buleria Con Ricardo [6:03]

See above.

Antonio Breschi

Punta Umbria

Espuma [3:45]

Accidentales Flamencos #FA-003.  (Cassette.)
Not released in the U.S./ Out of print.

Ketama, Toumani Diabate, Jose Soto

Songhai 2

Maili Sajio [5:31]

Rykodisc / Hannibal HNCD 1383
Out of print, but try

Rafael Jimenez  

Cante Gitano!

A Enrique El Mellizo (malaguena)[3:01]

Celestial Harmonies 13112