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New Sounds

Cross Cultural Music From the Indian Subcontinent

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

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.

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New Sounds

Indian Music Infusion

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon, a 2011 Grammy nominee, sings world music fusion, mainly informed by Indian classical music. On her record, “Soul Call,” she set a six thousand-year old eight-syllable chant to music, with each of the eight songs following a different raga.  For this New Sounds, we’ll sample from this record and its mélange of acoustic Indian classical, Indian folk instruments and Western instruments, together with her voice.  Also, we’ll listen to music from Najma, Sheila Chandra, and more.

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New Sounds

Indian Music Infusion

Friday, May 04, 2012

Chandrika Krishnamurthy Tandon, a 2011 Grammy nominee, sings world music fusion, mainly informed by Indian classical music. On her record, “Soul Call,” she set a six thousand-year old eight-syllable chant to music, with each of the eight songs following a different raga.  For this New Sounds, we’ll sample from this record and its mélange of acoustic Indian classical, Indian folk instruments and Western instruments, together with her voice.  Also, we’ll listen to music from Najma, Sheila Chandra, and more.

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