Vaults: With Sheila Chandra

The Anglo-Indian singer Sheila Chandra began as a popular TV star with a hit song, but developed an interest in early music, world music, and the role of women in traditional music. For this New Sounds from the vaults, Sheila Chandra presents selections from her studio recording, “Weaving My Ancestors’ Voices,” which had just been released back in July of 1993. Her work on this record is a captivating blend of several different bhajans, or devotional songs from India, which uses just voice and drone, while somehow exploring an entire harmonic spectrum.

PROGRAM # 959, with guest Sheila Chandra (First aired on 7-28-1993)





Sheila Chandra

Weaving My Ancestor's Voices

Dhyana and Dona logue {4:30}
Ever So Lonely Medley {3:30}
Speaking In Toungues I {2:00}
Nana/The Dreaming {8:00}
The Enchantment {5:00}
Bhajan {7:00}
Sacred Stones {4:00}

Real World #62322,*
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