Episode #2795

Najma Akhtar and Gary Lucas

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Monday, June 08, 2009

New York guitarist/composer Gary Lucas and the Anglo-Indian singer Najma Akhtar step away from their bands and debut their mostly acoustic new project, a musical partnership that began in May 2007 when Gary invited Najma to join him onstage at a London concert. The fusion of influences and musical styles that Akhtar and Lucas is nothing short of brilliant and wonderfully unique. Listen for the results on this New Sounds program.

PROGRAM #2795, With Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas (First aired on Thursday, 5-1-08)







Ghoom Charakana [7:30]

Shanachie #64026 *

Gary Lucas

Busy Being Born

Shekhinah [2:00] Himay Ma Tov [3:00]

Tzadik #7121

Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas


Rishte [4:30]

Not commercially available.

Jimmy Page & Robert Plant

No Quarter

Battle of Evermore [5:00]

Atlantic #82706 Available at*

Najma Akhtar & Gary Lucas


Aksar [5:00] Tan Yr Hide (4:00)

See above.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

Devotional And Love Songs

Allah Hoo Allah Hoo, excerpt [4:00]

Real World #62300** *

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