Cross Cultural Music From the Indian Subcontinent

Warren Cuccurullo & Ustad Sultan Khan

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)  





DJ Cheb I Sabbah feat. Ustad Sultan Khan

Shri Durga

Shri Durga, excerpt

Six Degrees Records 657036-1009-2

Warren Cuccurullo & Ustad Sultan Khan

The Master

The Holy Man's Plea [4:28]

Six Degrees Records 657036 120624

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan & Michael Brook

Night Song

Sweet Pain [6:27]

Real World #562354

Peter Gabriel & Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, L. Shankar, & others

Passion: Music for 'The Last Temptation of Christ”

Passion [7:37]

Real World #24206


Song for Everyone

Paper Nut [6:01]

ECM #1286

Warren Cuccurullo & Ustad Sultan Khan

The Master

4D Suite [11:54]

Six Degrees Records 657036 120624

DJ Cheb i Sabbah

Shri Durga

Shri Durga [11:13]

Six Degrees Records 657036-1009-2