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Srikanth, Svensson, Moberg and Eden - Nordic Raga
Jyotsna Srikanth, Dan Svensson, Par Moberg and one of our favorite artists, fiddler Mats Eden merge Nordic folk music traditions with the improvisational and structural idiosyncrasies of the Indian raga form. What results is not an easternized Nordic music, nor a northerized Indian music, but something completely their own. This is a RootsWrold Music of the Month selection, donated by the artists and label, and all proceeds support the radio show and magazine.

Paras Nath - Flute bansuri
Bansuri flute of northern India - Paras Nath is from a family of flautists dedicated to the art going back four centuries. The CD opens with the Raga Megh which is played during the monsoon season. 8 tracks, 70 minutes.

Ravi Shankar - Nine Decades - Vol.1
The first in a multi-volume series featuring rare and never-released recordings, hand-picked by Ravi Shankar from his vast archive. With live performances and studio recordings pivotal to his development as an artist and reflective of unique times and places, the series will provide fresh insights on a career spanning 70-plus years. "Raga Gangeshwari," the centerpiece of volume one, takes listeners to an outdoor concert at a temple on the banks of the Ganges in 1968. Though recorded with one hand-held microphone, "Raga Gangeshwari" is representative of the archive's many treasures which the artist describes as, "not recorded with sophisticated audio equipment and yet they exhibit the power of life in live performance that has a value beyond any technological shortcomings." The intimate quality of the recording and virtuosic playing allows listeners to experience a page from the artist's diary circa 1968. Performed with Kamala Chakravarty on tanpura and the great Ustad Allah Rakha on tabla.

Special Order - The Raga Guide: a survey of 74 Hindustani ragas
Special Order: allow 10 days for shipping - Joep Bor's definitive guite to the raga, a 4 CD set with an accompanying 196 page book.

Arohi Ensemble - Ahimsa: Love Is the Weapon of the Brave
This ensemble of musicians from india, Venezuela and the US perform improvised music based on Indian traditions, but not in a strictly traditional way. Led by Beirut born American artist Paul Livingstone, the band includes Pedro Eustache, Abhijit Banerjee, Peter Jacobson, Dave Lewis, Pandit Rajeev Taranath and Somnath Roy

Asha Bhosle - The Golden Voice of Bollywood
A compilation of 14 film pieces by the great Indian singer singer includes 'Ab to Mile Hai' from the film 'Caravan'; 'Yeh Hai Reshmi Zulfon Ka Andhera' from 'Mere Sanam' and 'Do Lafzon Ki Hai Dil Ki Kahani' from 'The Great Gambler.'

Kiran Ahluwalia - Sanata : Stillness
In stillness, movement is not only possible, it is a promise. Indeed, Kiran Ahluwalia's new offering, Sanata: Stillness, is nothing short of a musical roadmap to personal and global transformation. At once contemplative and rockin', traditional and innovative, Kiran's hybrid of Indian and Pakistani grooves, Saharan blues and Western Jazz shows us that borders are meaningless in one's heart and on the world stage. Born in Patna, India, Kiran's parents survived the strife of political upheaval between India and Pakistan during partition, escaping the riots and warring factions to ultimately settle in Toronto where young Kiran was raised. Living proof that the heart can indeed show us the way, she met NYC-based Pakistani-American guitarist and arranger Rez Abbasi - a musical and marital partnership that transcends place, position, and politics. This CD was donated by the artist as generous support of RootsWorld.

Aditya Verma - Sarod Traditional Music from India
Distinguished sarod player Aditya Verma, accompanied by Vineet Vyas on tabla, performs two dynamic evening ragas. This digitally recorded disc contains a 16-page booklet.

Sacha Silva - Anatomy of a Coup
An unusual ensemble mixes flamenco, Indian classical and modern music with heady questions of personal and political issues, music, as the band says, 'that reads the newspaper.' An original sound, adventurous but rooted in traditions from around the world, and not a hint of "world-beat' or 'world fusion.' Highly recommended

Kartik Seshadri - Illuminations
Performances of two ragas by Sitar virtuoso Kartik Seshadri, recognized as one of India's outstanding musicians and a student Pandit Ravi Shankar.



Sharma, Rahul - Native Signs

Ronu Majumdar - A Sacred Space

Rajan and Sajan Mishra - Sadhana


Chakrabarty, Kaushiki - Pure


Sebastian Aberg - The Sangeet Project
Swedish percussionist and composer is joined by a group of classical Indian and Swedish jazz musicians in a unique contemporary 'raga project' that holds on to the roots of Indian music while becoming completely contemporary. The label says: "Indian Ghazal and modern electronica in groundbreaking new combination." Says Sebastian ┼berg: "Two things have been important to me during this process. First, that the origin, the raga, is handled with esteem. Secondly, that the actual musical meeting between east and west actually enhances the musical expression." Recorded in Goa and Stockholm 2004-2006. Indian musicians: Maruti Kurdekar, Pradip Sarmokadam, Shipra Nandy, Vasantrao Kadnekar, Dilip Gadekar, Manab Das. Swedish musicians: Sebastian ┼berg, Ismet Demirhan, Tobias Ersson, Viktor Buck, Stefan Lakatos, Stefan Grapenmark, Jan Liljekvist.

various - Percussion Rituals of Kerala, Vol. II: Tayambaka
Recordings from the Musee d'ethnographie in Geneva's 'Archives internationales de musiques populaire' series. See the complete series.

Ustad Bade Ghulam Ali Khan - Regal Resonance
Bade Ghulam Ali Khan (1902-1968) sings two northern Indian ragas, accomanied by voices, sarangi and tablas: 'Raga Behag - Khayal - Vilambit in Ektaal' and 'Mishra Behag - Thumri - Tri Taal.'

Balamuralikrishna - Gems of Thyagaraja
Carnatic vocal music from southern India, accompanied by violin, mridangam, tampura. This recording is a selection of masterpieces by the mystic, Thyagaraja (1767-1847) who spent his entire life immersed in spiritual reflection and intensive musical practice.

Shahid Parvez - Kushal
The Indian sitarist in a live recording in 2004 at Turin, Italy's Gong Festival. This is a performance of 'Raga Shyam Kalyan' accompanied by Sankha Chatterjee on tabla.

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan - Mystic Sarod
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (sarod) with Sabir Khan (tabla) perform Raga Desh / Durga (Ragamala) - time: 55:00

S. Naimpalli and M.Balvally - Live At Trinity Club, Bombay 1967
A tabla duet in trital, with harmonium by Lehra and recitations by Pandit Taranth (who has never been heard on record before), recorded live in Bombay, 1967. Remastered for CD in 2005.

various - Voices For Humans, Ancestors And Gods: A Musical Journey Through India's Interior (East And North East)
This acoustic journey starts in Eastern India, and travels up the Ghat mountain range, into the plains of Western Bengal. In the North East it enters the Assamese river delta and finally climbs up to the Himalayan highlands. This musical journey roughly follows the real journey of the sound recordist Rolf Killius, who has been documenting Indian music for the last ten years. This selection comprises regional music cultures (bargit, odissi, bhajan, Baul and loko geet), music of the minstrel balladeers (Daasari, Maasti and Baul) and music of the Adivasi cultures (Saora, Deori and Monpa).The collection focuses on what many believe to be India's primary melody instrument - the voice. It includes many incredibly rare performances including those of the Adivasi, the original inhabitants of India. Most of the performances are accompanied, variously, on thumbra (3 string lute), drums, jenjurungrai (lute), cymbals and other percussion, violin, tambura, murali flute, etc etc.

Topic World Series - Drumming and Chanting In God's Own Country: The Temple Music Of Kerala In South India
Recordings in and around the Hindu temples of Kerala in Southern India between 1995 and 1997, which demonstrate the vast range of performance genres. The huge percussion orchestra performances, the ancient styles of devotional singing, and the small music ensembles featuring rare traditional instruments like the huge C-shaped horn, the kombu, are some of these electrifying styles.

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