Indian Music Infusion


Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon, a 2011 Grammy nominee, sings world music fusion, mainly informed by Indian classical music. On her record, “Soul Call,” she set a six thousand-year old eight-syllable chant to music, with each of the eight songs following a different raga.  For this New Sounds, we’ll sample from this record and its mélange of acoustic Indian classical, Indian folk instruments and Western instruments, together with her voice.  Also, we’ll listen to music from Najma, Sheila Chandra, and more.

PROGRAM #        3158, Indian Music Infusion                              (First aired on 1-11-11)                       





Asha Bhosle & Kronos Quartet

You’ve Stolen My Heart

Dum Maro Dum (Take Another Toke) [4:44]

Nonesuch #79856


Najma (w/Church of Betty)

Forbidden Kiss

Aaj Madhosh Hua Jaye Re [4:00]

Shanachie #64063*

Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon

Soul Call

Bhoopali  [7:46]
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DJ Cheb i Sabbah

Shri Durga

Kese Kese Zindegi Meera mix [6;12]

Six Degrees #657036

Kiran Ahluwalia


Merey Mathay [4:41]

Four Quarters Entertainment / Times Square Records 1802



Apne Hathon [5:25]

Shanachie #64009*

Bombay Dub Orchestra

3 Cities

Junoon [5:33]

Six Degrees Records

Sheila Chandra

Weaving my Ancestors Voices

Bhajan [7:04]

Caroline 2322 / Real World Records