Indian Fusion

Since the "raga-rock" craze of the late 60s, Indian music has been mixed with Western music - with mixed results. On this New Sounds, we’ll hear some current efforts in chamber music, jazz, ambient, and dance music, from the Neel Murgai Ensemble, the Acoustic Mandala Project, Natraj, and DJ Cheb I Sabbah. Plus, music from Indian guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, who fuses Indian and Western music on both slide guitar and slide ukelele.

PROGRAM # 3029 New Indian Fusion (First aired on Fri. 1/22/10)

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Debashish Bhattacharya

Calcutta Chronicles

Sufi Bhakti [7:12]

TUG CD 1049
www.worldmusic.net

Neel Murgai Ensemble

Neel Murgai Ensemble

Charukeshi Monday [11:27]

Innova 756
www.innova.mu

DJ Cheb I Sabbah

Shri Durga

Shri Durga (Jagad Yoni mix: Womb of the World; based on Raag Durga) [11:13]

Six Degrees Records 657036-1009-2 www.sixdegreesrecords.com

Natraj

Deccan Dance

Raga Bihag, Part 1 [5:57] Raga Bihag, Part 2 [6:07]

Galloping Goat GGCD-3424
Available at CDBaby.com

Acoustic Mandala Project

Acoustic Mandala Project

Rolling Spheres [4:26]

No number. www.acousticmandalaproject.com
Or download from eMusic.com or iTunes.

Simon Shaheen / Vishnwa Mohan Bhatt

Saltanah

Mists - Rag Pahai Maqam 'Ajam, excerpt [4:48]

Water Lily Acoustics WLA-ES-51 Out of print, but try Amazon.com* or other auction sites.