#3627: Cross Cultural Music From the Indian Subcontinent

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Warren Cuccurullo & Ustad Sultan Khan
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For this New Sounds, hear a blend of western music & musicians with singers and instrumentalists from the Indian subcontinent; North and South India and/or Pakistan. Most unexpectedly, there’s a recently issued record, recorded in the late 1990’s, by guitarist Warren Cuccurullo of Duran Duran, Frank Zappa and Missing Persons fame together with the late Hindustani classical singer and sarangi (Indian box cello) player Ustad Sultan Khan. Then, listen to music from the late, great Pakistani Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, in collaboration with Canadian Michael Brook. Also, hear music from the South-Indian born American-based double-necked 10 string electric violinist and composer, L. Shankar.

Plus, music from Peter Gabriel’s “Passion,” which was intended to be used in the film “The Last Temptation of Christ.” However, Gabriel continued to record and revise after the release of the film, resulting in this stand-alone album (and sources.) We’ll hear the title track, “Passion,” containing both the expressive double electric violin of L. Shankar, and the fantastic vocals of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, as well as vocals by the Senegalese singer Youssou N’Dour. That, and more.

PROGRAM #3627 Cross Cultural Music from the Indian subcontinent (First aired on 8/13/2014)  

ARTIST: DJ Cheb I Sabbah feat. Ustad Sultan Khan
WORK: Shri Durga, excerpt
RECORDING: Shri Durga
SOURCE: Six Degrees Records 657036-1009-2
INFO: sixdegreesrecords.com

ARTIST: Warren Cuccurullo & Ustad Sultan Khan
WORK: The Holy Man's Plea [4:28]
RECORDING: The Master
SOURCE: Six Degrees Records 657036 120624 
INFO: sixdegreesrecords.com

ARTIST: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook
WORK: Sweet Pain [6:27]
RECORDING: Night Song
SOURCE: Real World #562354 
INFO: realworldrecords.com

ARTIST: Peter Gabriel & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, L. Shankar, & others
WORK: Passion [7:37]
RECORDING: Passion: Music for 'The Last Temptation of Christ”
SOURCE: Real World #24206
INFO: realworldrecords.com

ARTIST: Shankar
WORK: Paper Nut [6:01]
RECORDING: Song for Everyone
SOURCE: ECM #1286 
INFO: ecmrecords.com

ARTIST: Warren Cuccurullo & Ustad Sultan Khan
WORK: 4D Suite [11:54]
RECORDING: The Master
SOURCE: Six Degrees Records 657036 120624 
INFO: sixdegreesrecords.com

ARTIST: DJ Cheb i Sabbah
WORK: Shri Durga [11:13]
RECORDING: Shri Durga
SOURCE: Six Degrees Records 657036-1009-2
INFO: sixdegreesrecords.com