Kazım Calisgan & Andreas Heuser - Asya

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Kazım Çalışgan & Andreas Heuser - Asya Acoustic Music Records
...A tour d`horizon of a most beautiful kind, european polyphony and middle eastern homophony in an unheard of unity.“ was what the German Magazine „Akustik Gitarre“ said about „Asya“, the debut CD as a duo of Kazim Calisgan and Andreas Heuser. They play turkish instrumentals and imaginatively arranged turkish folk songs which reflect the influences of the middle east and the balcans. Kazim Calisgan`s middle eastern string and percussion instruments plus his heartfelt vocals are joined by Andreas Heuser`s guitars and violins. Their repertoire includes tender ballads, swinging musical dialogues and uplifting percussion tracks. They have been working together since 1988 initially as part of various band set-ups (E 5, Baba Jam Band, babajam), later as a duo. They have always tried to meet somewhere in the middle of East and West, joining their individual musical backgrounds.

01 - YOL HAVASI 6:08
02 - MEKADON 4:09
03 - PIR SULTAN DOSTA 5:01
04 - CAY HAVASI 6:10
05 - CAYDA CIRA 4:08
06 - VALLEY OF VARDAR 5:10
07 - REST AND RUSH 3:09
08 - ASYA 4:11
09 - OVER THE MOUNTAINS 3:34
10 - BLUE TOMATOES 5:33

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Jazz For Romantic Moments

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Jazz For Romantic Moments, 2008



TRACK LISTINGS



01.Peppi Kamadhatu - Can't Smile Without You

02.Olive - L.O.V.E

03.Tata - When Will I See You Again

04.Otrie B - Jeremy M Quartet - Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

05.Peppi Kamadhatu - Love Is A Many Splendored Thing

06.Otrie B - Jeremy M Quartet - For Sentimental Reasons

07.Tata - Kiss Of Life

08.Jeremy Monteiro Trio - Stardust

09.Jeremy Monteiro - I'm Confessin' That I Love You

10.Jeremy Monteiro Trio - Your Eyes

11.Peppi Kamadhatu - Just Once

12.Jerome Atnom - Autumn Leaves

13.Jeremy Monteiro Trio - Can't Smile Without You

14.Jeremy Monteiro Trio - Misty

15.Otrie B - Jeremy M Quartet - Getting Sentimental Over You



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Taj Mahal - Senor Blues

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SENOR BLUES won the 1998 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album. Recorded at Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, California. Personnel: Taj Mahal (vocals, harmonica, dobro, kazoo); Johnny Lee Schell (guitar); Jon Cleary (piano, ... Full DescriptionWurlitzer piano); Mick Weaver (Hammond B-3 organ); Larry Fulcher (bass); Tony Braunagel (drums, percussion, tambourine); Sir Harry Bowens, Donna Taylor, Terrence Forsythe (background vocals). The Texacalli Horns: Darrell Leonard (trumpet, trombone, French Horn); Joe Sublett (tenor saxophone). JazzTimes (9/97, p.68) - "Taj Mahal really digs deep and scores a direct hit with the rootsy SENOR BLUES....A national treasure still digging for roots after all these years." Vibe (8/97, p.151) - "...Mahal refurbishes yet another room in the big house we call blues....Taj Mahal is working some serious 20th century hoodoo-man swing here..."


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[01]. Queen Bee

[02]. Think

[03]. Irresistible You

[04]. Having a Real Bad Day

[05]. Senor Blues

[06]. Sophisticated Mama

[07]. Oh Lord, Things Are Gettin' Crazy Up in Here

[08]. I Miss You Baby

[09]. You Rascal You

[10]. Mind Your Business

[11]. 21st Century Gypsy Singin' Lover Man

[12]. At Last (I Found a Love)

[13]. Mr. Pitiful



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VIVA LA COPLA [Flac]

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VIVA LA COPLA



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[01]. Dos cruces

[02]. Más que el tesoro del moro

[03]. Para el baturro es la jota

[04]. El agua y la pena

[05]. Xiqueta de la Albufera

[06]. María Belén

[07]. La banderita

[08]. Moreno tiene que ser

[09]. Angelita

[10]. Suéltame ya

[11]. La Espabilá

[12]. Lo de menos son los años

[13]. El Palancar

[14]. Luna de España

[15]. Lola ya está a tu vera

[16]. Olé tu, Olé yo

[17]. Fandangos de Huelva

[18]. La rosa del azafrán

[19]. Limosna de amores

[20]. Que cuando la miro llora

[21]. Soy el cante

[22]. Rosa cautiva

[23]. ¡Ay calle del Sacramento!

[24]. El muerto vivo 25. Soldadito español



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Classical Relaxation [Box Set]

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TRACK LISTINGS

CD1

01. Johann Pachelbel - Canon

02. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21, 'Elvira Madigan': Andante

03. Philibert Delibes - Coppelia: Notturno

04. Franz Schubert - String Quintet In C: Adagio

05. Johann Sebastian Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 3: Air

06. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Clarinet Concerto: Adagio

07. Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 8, 'Unfinished': Andante con moto

08. Tomaso Albinoni - Concerto, Op. 9 No. 2: Adagio

09. Christoph Willibald Ritter von Gluck - Orpheus And Eurydice: Dance Of The Blessed Spirits



CD2

01. Jules Massenet - Meditation, From 'Thais'

02. Svendsen - Romance In G, Op. 26

03. Edvard Grieg - The Last Song

04. Ludwig van Beethoven - Minuet

05. Joseph Haydn - Serenade, Op. 3 No. 5

06. Fibich - Poeme, Op. 41 No.6

07. Edvard Grieg - Elegiac Melody No. 1

08. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Elegia, From Serenade For String Orchestra

09. Edvard Grieg - I Love You

10. Ponchielli - Dance Of The Hours, From la Gioconda



CD3

01. Tomaso Albinoni - Adagio

02. Antonin Dvorak - Romance In F Minor, Op. 11

03. Edvard Grieg - 'Peer Gynt': Solveig's Song, From 'Peer Gynt'

04. Ludwig van Beethoven - Romance For Violin No. 2 In F, Op. 50

05. Franz Schubert - 'Rosamunde': Ballet Music In G, From 'Rosamunde'

06. Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5: Adagietto, From Symphony No. 5



CD4

01. Edvard Grieg - Peer Gynt: Morning

02. Franz Schubert - Standchen (Serenade)

03. Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowsky & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Mozartiana Suite: Preghiera (Ave Verum)

04. Ludwig van Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata: Adagio Sostenuto

05. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 23 in A: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, 2nd movement

06. Franz Schubert - Rosamunde: Intermezzo

07. Arnold Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto In E Minor: Violin Concerto in E minor, 2nd movement

08. Antonin Dvorak - Serenade For String Orchestra: Serenade for String Orchestra, 1st Movement

09. Georges Bizet - L'Arlesienne, Suite No. 2: Intermezzo

10. Joaquín Rodrigo - Concierto de Aranjuez, 2nd Movement

11. Franz Schubert - 'Trout' Quintet: 'Trout' Quintet - Theme and Variations



CD5

01. Jaques Offenbach - Barcarolle, from The Tales of Hoffmann

02. Jean Sibelius - Valse Triste

03. Franz Liszt - Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat

04. Luigi Bocherini - Minuet

05. Johann Sebastian Bach - Oboe Concerto in D minor (excerpt)

06. Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Sonata No. 8, Pathetique, 2nd Movement

07. Pietro Mascagni - Intermezzo Sinfonico, from Cavalleria Rusticana

08. Johann Sebastian Bach - Sinfonia, from Christmas Oratorio

09. Franz Schubert - Ave Maria

10. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Horn Concerto No. 3, 2nd Movement

11. Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 1, 3rd Movement

12. Robert Schumann - Traumerei

13. Edvard Grieg - Ase's Death, from Peer Gynt

14. George Frideric Handel - Largo, from Xerxes

15. Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 9 ''From The New World'', 2nd Movement



CD6

01. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake - Scene

02. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusik - Romance

03. Frederic Chopin - Nocturne in B major, Op. 9 No. 3

04. Giacomo Puccini - Humming Chorus (from 'Madame Butterfly')

05. Felix Mendelssohn - Notturno (from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream')

06. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 35 'Haffner' - Andante

07. Georges Bizet - Carmen Suite No. 1 - Intermezzo

08. Franz Schubert - Piano Sonata in B flat major, D 960 - Andante sostenuto

09. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major - Andante

10. Frederic Chopin - Piano Concerto No. 2 - Larghetto



CD7

01. Franz Schubert - Impromptu in G flat major

02. Rheinberger - Evening Song

03. Johannes Brahms - Serenade No. 1: Serenade No. 1 - Adagio non troppo

04. Robert Schumann - The Merry Peasant

05. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Flute Quartet in G major

06. Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 7: Symphony No. 7 - Allegretto

07. Johannes Brahms - Cradle Song

08. Franz Schubert - Quartet in G Major: Theme and Variations

09. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Seasons: The Seasons - 'June' (Barcarolle)

10. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphony No. 36 'Linz': Symphony No. 36 'Linz' - Poco adagio



CD8

01. Johann Sebastian Bach - Prelude In C Minor

02. Edvard Grieg - Piano Concerto In A Minor - Adagio

03. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Flute Concerto No. 2 - Adagio non Troppo

04. Gaetano Donizetti - Andante

05. Franz Schubert - Impromptu In B Flat Major

06. Claude Debussy - Clair de lune

07. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Divertimento In D K251 - Andantino

08. Giordani - Caro Mio Ben

09. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 9 'Jeunehomme' - Andante

10. Rheinberger - Theme And Variations



CD9

01. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - The Sleeping Beauty: Panorama

02. Johannes Brahms - Waltz, Op.39 No.15

03. Buffardin - Flute Concerto In G Minor: Andante

04. Franz Schubert - Impromptu In A flat

05. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 5: Adagio

06. Franz Schubert - Symphony No.3: Allegretto

07. Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.2: Andante

08. Frederic Chopin - Piano Sonata No.3: Largo

09. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Suite No.1:: Intermezzo

10. Ludwig van Beethoven - Piano Concerto No.3:: Largo



CD10

01. Franz Schubert - La Traviata, Prelude Act 1

02. Robert Schumann - Foreign Countries and People from "Kinderscenen"

03. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Chanson Triste

04. Franz Schubert - Symphony No. 5 - Andante

05. Franz Liszt - La Campanella

06. Johann Sebastian Bach - Flute Concerto in Bb - Adagio

07. Frederic Chopin - Funeral March (from Piano Sonata No. 2)

08. Joseph Haydn - Symphony No. 94 "Surprise" - Andante

09. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Concerto for Flute and Harp - Andantino

10. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Sympony No. 6 "Pathetique" - Adagio Lamentoso



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MCY – Ex Oriente Lux

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This album is a dream dreamt about an imaginary Eastern culture by fresh hearted musicians from various cultures with high careers. Yes maybe it is a dream for now but one day it will surely become reality; the love shall prevail. I, as the commenter of this dream, wish my music to gift happiness and peace to all hearts.
Mehmet C. Yesilcay: Ud, Keys, Programming; Kani Karaca (Turkey): Vocals; Fadja El-Hage (Lebanon): Vocals; Jade Villalon (USA): Vocals; Chris Haller (Italy): Saxes; Osman Aktas (Turkey): Kaval; Volkan Yilmaz (Turkey): Ney; Istanbul String Orchestra; Cenk (Germany): Vocals; Vanessa Ekpenyong (Nigeria): Vocals; Saam (Iran): Percussion; Tunc (Germany): Guitars; Joe Aykut (Germany): Guitars; Bahadir Sener (Turkey): Kanun; Ahmet Kadri Rizeli (Turkey): Kemence; Mustafa Dogan Dikmen (Turkey): Vocals; Mixed by Hans Martin Buff (Prince, Chaka Khan, Soul Asylum etc).
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Les Boukakes – Marra

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On their third album Marra, Les Boukakes achieve to transfer the incredible energy of their live concerts into the studio and unfold their joyful playing in twelve ingenously arranged songs. Les Boukakes stand for music created in exile - for the perfect symbiosis of orient and occident. Rock ‘n’ raï, that’s how the six musicians from Algeria, Tunisia and France call their music style, a speedy mix of rock, raï, gnawa and châabi, which they catapulted within a few years from the streets and clubs of Montpellier onto the big festival stages and into the French radio charts. With their second album Bledi (2005) Les Boukakes received international attention.
Tracklisting:

Hammouda Safi Marra Salam Assaif Matselounich Oummi Amina Koulchi Maddoumi Kallouha Litim

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Les Boukakes – Bledi

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Their new album, Bledi, brings together all that work and experience. Most of the material is their own, but there are also two heavily adapted tradition pieces, Dorbiha Zina and Sidi H'bibi, the latter of which was first supercharged in the late Eighties by Manu Chao's first band, Mano Negra. Les Boukakes take their version as a blueprint, then add the influence of the Nineties, and up the Arab quotient. Les Boukakes present 11 captivating and danceable songs. Most of the songs are their own compositions but there are also two traditional songs adapted to their “rock ‘n’ raï” style. In all songs the combination of raï, gnawa and châabi with rock and pop elements seems to happen in a completely natural way. Classical North-African instruments such as derbouka, karkabou and bendir are mixed to a strong cocktail with screaming electrical guitars and the adjuratory singing of Bachir Mokthar. Oud and tabla add a whiff of oriental flavour.
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Les Boukakes - Makach Mouch'kil

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The Boukakes' first album, released in 2001. A subtle fusion of Western Rock and Rai with the cover of a famous French song : "Mon amant de Saint - Jean".
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Alain Blesing Octet - Yörük

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Alain Blesing is a Dutch guitarist deeply influenced by Turkish music and tunes. This project is a jazzy interpretation of Turkish folk tunes, heavily depending on improvisation by the virtuoso members of the band. You may know the name from the albums of Senem Diyici, Turkish vocal.

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Erik Marchand & Rodolphe Burger - Before Bach

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Born of an unlikely wedding between tradition and electricity, this chance meeting shows that only open-mindedness and lack of prejudice are creative. We hear the whole range of possible crossovers between the realm of modal music and Blues harmonic approach in that surprising process that might be the first successful meeting of Rock with Brittany’s folk music with tunes such as the “blues de Poulaouen” or “Before Bach”, where Erik Marchand sings on Rodolphe Burger’s guitars linked to Mehdi Haddad’s electric oud. “Zalizomé”, adapted from Greek folk music as gathered by Eric Marchand. “Phobic Flight”, written by Burger where you can hear Marchand sing in Breton language. “Gheorge”, a Balkan marvel easternalized by Mehdi Haddad, etc.
ERIK MARCHAND VS RODOLPHE BURGER WITH MEHDI HADDAD & METEOR BAND Rodolphe Burger, chant, guitares, programmation / Erik Marchand, chant, clarinette / Sylvie Rivoalen, chant / Marco de Oliveira, basse / Hervé Loos, batterie / Mehdi Haddab, oud
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Troubadour - Mesut Özgen

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In the troubadour tradition, travelling musicians carried news and culture from one region to the other. For those of us not lucky enough to catch modern troubadour Mesut Özgen’s multi-sensory performances, his first solo release lets us in on the news. Özgen is widely known for making classical guitar accessible to a wide-range of music lovers. Troubadour is no exception, offering compositions inspired by Spanish, Turkish, American, Hungarian, Argentinean and Indian folk musics. Featuring compositions by Carlo Domeniconi, Anthony Newman, and the prolific Christopher Pratorius.

Troubadour Folk inspired classical guitar music Mesut Özgen - Guitar
1. Variations on an Anatolian Folk Song by Carlo Domeniconi ("Uzun ince bir yoldayim" by Asik Veysel) (9:40)
2. Gigue (from Suite for Guitar) by Anthony Newman (3:57)
3. Shenandoah by Robert Beaser (10:29)
4. Misionera by Fernando Bustamante, Arranged by Jorge Morel (2:57)
5. Fantaisie Hongroise op.65, no.1 by Johann Kaspar Mertz (8:17)
6. Sonata: Ondas do Mar de Vigo by Christopher Pratorius Introducción y Danza (Sonata 1st movement) (6:39)
7. Sonata: Ondas do Mar de Vigo by Christopher Pratorius Canto (Sonata 2nd movement) (6:04)
8. Sonata: Ondas do Mar de Vigo by Christopher Pratorius Estudio (Sonata 3rd movement) (5:21)
further details on:
http://www.goldenhorn.com/display.php4?content=records&page=ghp023.html

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Ensemble Sarband - The Arabian Passion according to J.S. Bach

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Sarband's 2009 release.
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"The two passion oratories by J.S. Bach which have survived in their entirety, the St. John Passion, BWV 245, and the St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, are considered the culmination of the Baroque art of expression and rank high in the Occidental canon of great works of music. Every year in the weeks leading up to Easter, they figure prominently in European concert programmes and Christian religious life alike. No composer has conveyed the suffering of man, embodied in Jesus Christ, God incarnate, in music in as striking and passionate a manner as Bach in these works. Sarband confronts Bach’s passions with the disastrous present-day situation in Jesus’ native land, the Middle East, but also with the conflicts between the Arabic world and the West, between believers and those who believe differently, between the future-oriented and the tradition-minded. All over the world, regardless of their origins or religions, people are suffering on account of these conflicts. In his Arabian Passion, Vladimir Ivanoff, musical director of Sarband, compares Jesus’ suffering and that of the colonized Middle East in the time of the New Testament with the current situation. Bach’s Baroque precision and complexity meet the spontaneity of classical Arab music and Jazz: two traditions which have a lot in common, for example highly sophisticated and structured improvisation techniques, but also two voices which could hardly be more different: that of the traditional Arab world and a new voice that is spreading through the world—the American way of life. Arab musicians, two jazz saxophonists and the Modern String Quartet have joined to reinterpret Bach’s passion music. Western and Middle Eastern musicians find each other in the music of Bach. In a world full of differences and conflicts, this musical cooperation creates an intense and contemplative space for mutual respect and peace. “The Arabian Passion” is a musical plea for peace. A plea nourished by the confidence which forms the basis of Bach’s passions:that one day all suffering will come to an end."

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Erik Marchand - Unu, Daou, Tri, Chtar

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Latest project of the great Breton voice.
Unu, Daou, Tri, Chtar ! Unu = one in Rumanian, daou = two in Breton, tri = three in Serbian and Breton, chtar = four in Rom. 1 2 3 4 is the whispered beginning of many tunes, and represents four of the languages used by the musicians of this quartet : Erik Marchand, from Poullaouen, is a singer. Costica Olan, is a taragot and soprano sax player, his native language is Rom, he also use Romanian in his daily life. Viorel Tajkuna is Serbian and belongs to the Rom minority of the Serbian Banat, as a result he is trilingual. He is an accordionist and organist for weddings. Jacky Molard from Saint Malo, has been living in Spezet, central Brittany, for many years. He’s a composer, arranger and violin player, using a large range of musical languages. The four musicians met, on Erik’s initiative, within the multicultural orchestra The Balkaniks. On this album they play themes and songs many of which are tributes to others artists who have influenced their music : Marcel Budala , Gabi Luncă and Ion Onoriu from Bucarest, Mariana Drăghicescu of Timişoara, the Ştefaneti brothers from Moldavia, Jacques Brel to name but a few.
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Henning Schmiedt & Sema’Zen, Mystische Sufigesaenge (Ilahiler ve Nefesler)

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This is the multinational ensemble interpreting the sufi classics of Turkish music. Voice is Sema Moritz, who recorded many more similar projects both in Germany and Turkey.
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Dhafer Youssef - Malak (FLAC)

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The kind of gig you watched and prayed would never end, charges with such magic that you knew you would be telling people about it in years to come. Born in Teboulba, Tunesia in 1967, composer, singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef has been living and working in Vienna, Austria since 1990. During this time he had the opportunity to perform his music on stages in Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland and other European countries as well as his native Tunesia (where he started singing in the Islamic tradition at age 5). Dhafer has been working with Sainkho Namchylak, Paolo Fresu, Arto Tuncboyacian, Linda Sharrock, Wolfgang Puschnig, Christian Muthspiel, Jamey Haddad, Iva Bittova, Tom Cora and other great improvisers influenced by world music concepts. He also formed his own ensembles with whom he recorded two previous CD's in 1993 and 1996. Dhafer's music is rooted in the Sufi tradition and other mystical music but has always been wide open to ideas from any other musical culture as well as the jazz scene. With his poetic approach on the oud (the Arabic lute), his complex Arab-colored compositions and especially his deeply affecting singing, Dhafer Youssef is one of the most impressive voices to emerge in this musical field for several years. Testifying a wide range of sound colors, stylistic facets and musical ingredients, the list of musicians involved on Malak includes German lyrical trumpeter Markus Stockhausen, Vietnamese guitar wizard Nguyên Lê, French bass virtuoso Renaud Garcia-Fons ("Oriental Bass"), Indian percussion master Jatinder Thakur, Indian bansuri player Deepak Ram, Italian tambourine professor Carlo Rizzo, Hungarian violinist Zoltan Lantos and other colorful players. A thrilling statement made of Arabic lyricism, rhythmic power, visionary strength, multi-cultural influences and jazz-oriented improvisation, Malak opens the way to a new definition of East-Western crossover.

1. Tarannoum
2. Iman
3. Eklil
4. A Kind Of Love
5. Jito & Tato
6. Derballah
7. Frag Habibe
8. L Enfant DU Sable
9. L Ange Aveugle

Dhafer Youssef vocal, oud
Markus Stockhausen trumpet, flh
Nguyên Lê guitar
Renaud Garcia-Fons bass
Deepak Ram bansuri
Zoltan Lantos violin
Achim Tang bass
Jatinder Thakur tabla, dolak
Patrice Héral drums
Carlo Rizzo tambourine

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Dhafer Youssef - Divine Shadows

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I first heard of Dhafer Youssef when I saw him performing at the Brighton Festival of World Sacred Music in October 2005. He totally won over an audience, who mainly like myself, hadn't a clue who he was. It turns out that Dhafer Youssef is a Tunisian born oud player and Sufi singer,born in 1967, now resident in Norway. A very impressive live artist- on stage he manages to veer from Northern African sacred music to jazz, trance, ambient, with extraordinary virtuosity. 'Divine Shadows' is his first new material for three years. Sometimes a piece of music can be so potent that it goes far beyond its cultural roots, think of John Coltrane's masterpiece 'A Love Supreme' with its infectious optimism, and 'Divine Shadows' demonstrates similar 'crossover' potential.
Highlights include 'Miel et Cendres', performed on an oud which demonstrates the connection between North African and Early European music. By contrast 'Odd Poetry' approaches a fusion between jazz rock and north African styles, 'Persona Non Grata' merges funk and roots music superbly. And the best is saved until the end with ' Ivresse Divine' and 'Un Soupir Eternel' ,which are two beautiful ambient tracks with some sacred vocal parts. There is enough emotion being conveyed which makes the listener (whatever their religious persuasion) feel that they are connecting to something very powerful,
'Divine Shadow' overwhelms all constrictions of genre and fashion, all we can hope for is that people who normally would not listen to 'World' music or to Jazz

(01). Cantus Lamentus (Dedicated To Arvo Pärt)
(02). 27th Century Ethos
(03). Miel Et Cendres (Dedicated To Mohamed Choukri)
(04). In Human Sense
(05). Odd Poetry
(06). 27th Ethos (Dedicated To Jatinder Thakur)
(07). Persona Non Grata
(08). Postludium
(09). Eleventh Stone
(10). Ivresse Divine
(11). Un Soupir Eternel (To A Norwegian Girl, Karen Steen Aarset 1931 - 2004)

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Arif Sag - Gurbeti Ben Mi Yarattim

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Arif Sag
Gurbeti Ben Mi Yarattim
Kalan Müzik CD 105, 1998
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01. Kula Kulluk Yakisir Mi
02. Gurbeti Ben Mi Yarattim
03. Kimsesi Yok Garip
04. Gezdim Su Alemi
05. Bülbül Ne Ötersin
06. Gitme Durnam
07. Dersim Dört Dag Içinde
08. Her Seher Her Sabah
09. Deli Gönül
10. Baydigin Basi
11. Bugün Bayram Günü Derler
12. Açilin Kapilar
13. Beni Hor Görme

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Elena Ledda - Maremannu

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One of the prime movers in the reival of Sardinian song, Ledda is above all a passionate and brilliant singer, regardless of the style she chooses. Joined by a superb ensemble of mandola, guitars, keyboards, percussion and bass, and the appearance of accordionist Riccardo Tesi on many tracks, this recording (her second under her own name) proves that her vision is clear.
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Born in Selargius, ELENA LEDDA is without doubt one of the Italian artists of recent years who has been most successfully in marrying ancient and modern sounds. She began her career at a young age, adding to her classical voice studies at Cagliari conservatory (where she also studied oboe) her rediscovery of the traditional Sardinian vocal heritage together with her brother Marcello who accompanied her on guitar during live performances.

ELENA LEDDA's voice is the perfect union of strength and sweetness, combining expressive versatility and rigour with pure emotion, a technique that is the result of intense years of trial and experiment. She has the bravura of a great interpreter, with just the right degree of vocal shading and nuance, inflections whose chiaroscuro delivery sends a shudder through the audience. A voice that bewitches whoever hears it, whether or not they know the Sard language. It's not surprising that ELENA LEDDA over the course of her career has recorded for mumerous foreign labels and is considered a star of the first order also overseas. For all those who loved Maremannu, this reissue is yet another confirmation of ELENA LEDDA's talent, while for those unfamiliar with her work Sonos is the perfect introduction to this refined and eclectic artist, a pioneer in forging a music anchored in Sard tradition yet which is at the same time open to manifold influences


01. Fizu 'E Su Mundu
02. Rosa E Resolza
03. In Trese
04. Dillaru
05. Dilliriende
06. Maremannu
07. Rosario
08. Nieddamera
09. Des De Mallorca A L'Alguer
10. Ninnios
11. Imbala
12. Pregadoria

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Vidar Lande & Gunhild Tømmerås - Sordølen - Slåtter og slåttestev fra Setesdal

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Vidar Lande & Gunhild Tømmerås
Sordølen - Slåtter og slåttestev fra Setesdal. Traditional Folk Music from the South of Norway
Etnisk Musikklubb EM 16, 2004
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Double CD with English booklet. 63 tracks of Norwegian fiddle, hardanger fiddle and kveding (a traditional singing style). Vidar Lande is professor in traditional arts at Telemark University College, Rauland. Professor Lande has written and illustrated an overview of the music history in Setesdal, which accompanies the 2 CDs.

CD 1
01. Sordølen, slåttestev
02. Sordølen(1)/Den gamle Sordølen
03. Sordølen, slåttestev
04. Sordølen(2)/Frøyrakssordølen
05. Sordølen(2)
06. Sordølen(3)/Sigurd Sordal
07. Sordølen
08. Stev
09. Skjallmøyann(1)
10. Skjallmøyann(2)
11. Skjallmøylaget
12. Stev
13. Norafjells
14. Gorrlaus Nr 2
15. Gorrlaus Nr 3
16. Domedagsslåtten
17. Gamalstev
18. Norafjells
19. Den 4. gorrlause
20. Bånesullar
21. Homslien (1) i Ljotstogform
22. Homslien (2) ette Tarkjell Aslaksson
23. Homslien (3) ette Torkjell Frøysnes
24. Homslien (4) ette Eivind D. Aakhus
25. Song: Tiri-Tove
26. Skrubben
27. Valebjørgslåtten/Skrubben(2)
28. Nystev
29. Aakhusen
30. Tveitlien

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01. Jentestev
02. Jenteslått
03. Slåttestev til Tveitåen
04. F/oyrakjen/Tveitåen
05. Tveitåen
06. Frøyrakjen/Frøysnesen
07. Hovstaden
08. Slåttestev til Soteroen
09. Soteroen
10. Soteroen
11. Nere Neses minne
12. Filleveren
13. Filleveren
14. Noralaupen
15. Slåttestev til Skuldalsbruri
16. Noralaupen (Skuldalsbruri)
17. Ein ette Tarkjell Aslaksson
18. Ein ette Tarkjell Aslaksson
19. Ein ette Tarkjell Aslaksson (Fanten)
20. Ein ette Tarkjell Aslaksson (Fanten)
21. Skorsvikjen
22. Reisaren/Setesdalens kjempegangar
23. Tarkjell/Aslakssons minne
24. Gravferdssalme
25. Gravbakkjen
26. Gravbakkjen
27. Strømsingjen
28. Vers frå "dei to systrane"
29. Brureslaget
30. Ein ette Torjus Odden
31. Ein ette Torjus Odden
32. Stev til Reiseslaget
33. Reislaget ette Tarjell Aslaksson

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RAFAEL FARINA - El Rey Gitano Por Fadangos

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RAFAEL FARINA - El Rey Gitano Por Fadangos 2CD





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CD 1:

01-A cazar el pato real

02-A Doña Concha Piquer

03-A las dos de la mañana

04-A Manolo Caracol

05-A mi madre

06-A Pepe Marchena

07-A Ramón Montoya

08-A un loco le dio la manía 09-Al Niño Ricardo

10-Almería quién te viera

11-Aquí termina mi historia

12-Así es el arte

13-Caballo que tanto quiero (en cualquier raza se encuentra)

14-Canté una saeta un día (se cura tu enfermeá)

15-Cerca del mío

16-Cinta negra

17-Como la madre de Dios (qué tendrá esa raza mía)

18-Con castigarme tan fuerte

19-Cosas de chiquillos

20-De donde nacen los celos.



CD 2:

01-De entre todas las mujeres (como te voy a querer yo)

02.-De ilusión también se vive

03-De mi corazón gitano

04-Deja tu orgullo en la puerta (llorando sobre una rosa)

05-Déjame qe beba vino

06-Dos locuras

07-El arte de Salamanca

08-El dar con un mal querer

09-El viti y su majestad

10-En ella vivió mi mare

11-En la cama me senté

12-En mi pensamiento

13-En Salamanca nació...

14-Esa cara tan bonita

15-Estando de juerga un día (una azucena sembré)

16-Explícame ese misterio

17-Fandangos de Navidad

18-Jugamos al mismo juego

19-En los momentos terribles

20-La muerte de Joselito



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Jesse Cook - Vertigo

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Mixing pop hooks, rock edges, and exotic Middle Eastern flavors with his zesty acoustic flamenco guitar, Jesse Cook has no such trouble discovering his own sense of adventure on his third album Vertigo. Cook indeed inspires a happy dizziness daring his listener to keep up with his global jaunts and unique, Tabasco-hot texturing of Art Avalos' percussion toys (what are djembes and guiro?) over solid rhythm guitar foundations, along with a keen ability to pluck out catchy melodies and improvisations. He hits the Cajun trail by punching out machine gun patterns over a shuffling groove and Buckwheat Dural's accordion harmony; then Cook kicks up some sand, drawing a hypnotic picture of gypsy excitement as counterpoint to the swaying violin harmony by George Koller. As odd as it may sound, allegretto is the flamenco-styled equivalent to a John Cougar Mellencamp song, a vigorous folk-rock clapalong reminiscent of the singer's recent cover of Van Morrison's "Wild Night." The guitarist even plays underwater, "Breathing Below Surface," with the help of a subtle trip-hop groove and underwater synth effects. ~ Jonathan Widran, All Music Guide



[01]. That's Right!

[02]. Byzantium Underground

[03]. Cancion Triste

[04]. Rattle And Burn

[05]. Red

[06]. Breathing Below Surface

[07]. Avocado

[08]. Allegretto

[09]. Vertigo

[10]. Fragile



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Al Di Meola - Elegant Gypsy

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Guitarist Al di Meola first rose to prominence as a blazing jazz fusion player before his playing matured and he began to conquer other styles, such as acoustic Latin music. Born on July 22, 1954, in Jersey City, NJ, di Meola briefly studied at the Berklee School of Music in Boston during the early '70s before accepting a job replacing guitarist Bill Connors in fusion trailblazers Return to Forever (a group that included such monster instrumentalists as keyboardist Chick Corea and bassist Stanley Clarke) in 1974. It was with di Meola that Return to Forever enjoyed their greatest commercial success, as such releases as 1974's Where Have I Known Before, 1975's No Mystery, and 1976's Romantic Warrior cracked the U.S. Top 40 before di Meola jumped ship to launch a solo career. What followed remains some of the finest jazz fusion guitar-based recordings ever: 1976's Land of the Midnight Sun, 1977's Elegant Gypsy (which would eventually earn gold certification in the U.S.), and Casino, plus 1979's Splendido Hotel, before uniting with fellow guitar greats John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucía for 1980's Friday Night in San Francisco. Throughout the '80s and '90s, di Meola racked up numerous accolades (including earning yearly top honors in Guitar Player Magazine polls), kept on issuing solo releases on a regular basis, and played with others, including releases by Stomu Yamash'ta, Paul Simon, Stanley Jordan, and David Matthews, as well as further work with such former bandmates as Corea, Clarke, de Lucía, and McLaughlin. During the '90s, di Meola turned his back almost entirely on fusion to concentrate more on acoustic-based world music, as evidenced by such releases as World Sinfonia, Di Meola Plays Piazzolla, and Heart of the Immigrants, among others. Since that time, Di Meola has continued this eclectic approach with releases like 2003's Revisited, 2006's Consequence of Chaos, and 2007's Diabolic Inventions and Seduction for Solo Guitar, Vol. 1: Music of Astor Piazzolla. ~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide



1. Flight Over Rio

2. Midnight Tango

3. Mediterranean Sundance

4. Race With Devil On Spanish Highway

5. Lady Of Rome Sister Of Brazil

6. Elegant Gypsy Suite



- Al DiMeola / guitars

- Paco De Lucia / acoustic guitar

- Jan Hammer / electric piano, Minimoog

- Anthony Jackson / bass guitar

- Barry Miles / keyboards

- Lenny White / drums

- Mingo Lewis / percussions



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The World of Music: Hungary & Romania

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Hallmark's World Of Music: Hungary & Romania collects some of the region's best-known traditional songs, including "Hungarian Dance," "Tzigane," "Bela Hungaria," "Ariba Floricaca," and "Romanian Skylark." Though it's not an in-depth compilation, the album does provide a decent sampling of Hungary and Romania's musical traditions.



[01]. Hungarian Dance - Ian Boutouk

[02]. Tzigane - The Balatonia Gypsy Orchestra

[03]. Blue Shawl - The Balatonia Gypsy Orchestra

[04]. Nadia's Doina - Georges Schmitt

[05]. Romanian Skylark - Ian Boutouk

[06]. Chamil - Ian Boutouk

[07]. Szomoru Vasarnap - The Balatonia Gypsy Orchestra

[08]. Golden Eyes - Ian Boutouk

[09]. Ne Revnoui - Title

[10]. Tchoubtchik - The Balatonia Gypsy Orchestra

[11]. Romanian Dance - Ian Boutouk

[12]. Bela Hungaria - Ian Boutouk

[13]. Hora Des Bergers - Ian Boutouk

[14]. Gypsy - Ian Boutouk

[15]. Atala - Ian Boutouk

[16]. Sirba Floricaca - Georges Schmitt

[17]. Yamschick Ne Goni Loshadej - Ian Boutouk

[18]. Boublichki - The Balatonia Gypsy Orchestra



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Eduardo Paniagua & Jorge Rozemblum - Klezmer Sefardí. Jewish Wedding Music

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Eduardo Paniagua & Jorge Rozemblum
Klezmer Sefardí. Jewish Wedding Music
Pneuma PN-810, 2006
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01. Miserlou
02. Give me money
03. Just to be with you
04. The mothers-in-law of today
05. Rachenitza de Milev
06. The rose blooms
07. Come my love
08. Dance, Jewes, dance
09. The bridegroom's dance
10. The old Bulgar
11. Oh, what beautiful houses
12. Quiet! Still!
13. The rebe's dance

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Jorge Rozemblum - canto, bajo, pandero
Eduardo Paniagua - kaval, kanun, coro
Ivo Hristov - clarinete de 19 llaves, zurna, coro
Nasco Hristov - acordeón, coro
El Wafir Shaikheldine - oúd, violin, derbuka, daf, panderos, coro
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Jasmina Petrovich - canto
David Mayoral - derbuka, pandero

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Les Flemmes d'enfer - Flames of Hell (Swamp Music Vol. I)

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Les Flemmes d'Enfer / Flames of Hell. Best of Cajun and Zydeco Tradition (Swamp Music, Vol.I)
Trikont CD 00156-26, 1989
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01. The Balfa Brothers - Les Flemmes D'Enfer [02:52]
02. Carrière Brothers - Robe A Parasol [02:39]
03. Adam Herbert - North Side Door [02:28]
04. Aldus Roger - Valse A Alida [02:30]
05. Lawrence Walker - Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler [02:41]
06. Austin Pitre - Two Step A Tante Adele [02:31]
07. Dennis McGee & Sady Courville - Rosa, Tomorrow Is Not Sunday [02:36]
08. Lawtell Playboys - Lucille [02:57]
09. Lawtell Playboys - Personne P'ole Dancer Avec Moi [04:59]
10. The Balfa Brothers - Madeleine [02:48]
11. Austin Pitre - Two Step De Bayou Teche [02:59]
12. Nathan Abshire - A Musican's Life [02:42]
13. Adam Herbert - For The Last Time [02:39]
14. Dennis McGee & Sady Courville - Cowboy Waltz [02:17]
15. Carrière Brothers - Blue Runner [01:54]

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Golden Brass Summit - Fanfares en délire

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For fans of Gypsy brass bands like Fanfare Ciocarlia, this is a must-have set, from the recording archives of the annual summer festival in Guca, Serbia. It includes some well known names like Boban Marcovic and Milovan Babic, but the real treasure is in the wealth of classic sounds going back almost 40 years, recorded live and in the real spirit of dancing and community that are the earmarks of such performances. There is also a strong vocal component here, to get the full range of music form this most amazing festival. Featuring Boban Markovic, Dusan Radetic, Fejat Sejdic, Milan Nikolic, Nani Ajdinovic, Ljubisa Stamenkovic, Jovica Ajdarevic, Bakija Bakic, Slobodan Salijevic, Milovan Babic, Durmis Ismailovic, Ekrem Sajdic, Meka Ajdinoic, Sinisa Stankovic – all with their "orkestars" and Milicia Stosic, Paganke, Spasoje Jovic, Vica Choir, Vladan Baralic, Ferus Mustafov, Budimir Ilic, Aca Novkovic.
Every summer, the town of Guca in Serbia hosts an amazing and utterly unique brass festival in which as many as four hundred brass bands - regional winners chosen from twice that number in previous heats - compete for the coveted prize of the Golden Trumpet. The festival attracts crowds of 300,000 and seals the fortunes of the winners - at least until the next competition comes around - because the best are in huge demand to play at the biggest weddings and other major celebrations. Most of the prizes are carried away by the virtuoso Gypsy musicians.Golden Brass Summit is a retrospective survey of the finest work of the past forty years, selected from some 1300 recordings in the archives of the House of Culture in Guca. Many of these recordings have never been published before. This double CD is an anthology of musical styles ranging from emotive ballads with imaginative solo passages to the irresistible sound of the exhilarating Gypsy dance "Cocek". The album also includes some of the music that can be heard on the fringes of the festival: polyphonic singing, accordion, violin and flute - and young trumpet players who can hardly be seen behind their instrument. This is a musical rarity that will enthral not only lovers of brass bands and unusual Balkan rhythms. Featuring Boban Markovic, Dusan Radetic, Fejat Sejdic, Milan Nikolic, Nani Ajdinovic, Ljubisa Stamenkovic, Jovica Ajdarevic, Bakija Bakic, Slobodan Salijevic, Milovan Babic, Durmis Ismailovic, Ekrem Sajdic, Meka Ajdinoic, Sinisa Stankovic – all with their "orkestars" and Milicia Stosic, Paganke, Spasoje Jovic, Vica Choir, Vladan Baralic, Ferus Mustafov, Budimir Ilic, Aca Novkovic.

Disc: 1
(01). Boban Markovic Orchestra - Psenicice Sitno Seme
(02). Boban Markovic Orchestra - Dzumbus Kolo
(03). Boban Markovic Orchestra - Izvorski Biseri
(04). Boban Markovic Orchestra - Bobanov Cocek
(05). Dusan Redetic Orchestra - Gajda
(06). Fejat Sejdic Orchestra - Ne Kuni Me, Ne Ruzi Me Majko
(07). Milan Nikolic Orchestra - Ramo, Ramo
(08). Nani Ajdinovic Orchestra - Eldemezov Cocek
(09). Ljubisa Stamenkovic Orchestra - Ljubisino Kolo
(10). Ljubisa Stamenkovic Orchestra - Vlasotinacki Cocek
(11). Jovica Ajdarevic Orchestra - Srbin Cocek
(12). Jovica Ajdarevic Orchestra - Jovicin Cocek
(13). Bakija Bakic Orchestra - Tursko Kolo
(14). Milica Stosic - Petlovi Poje
(15). Ljubisa Stamenkovic - Djokin Codek
(16). Jovica Ajdarevic Orchestra - Acin Cocek
(17). Slobodan Salijevic Orchestra - Sukrijin Cocek
(18). Bajika Bakic Orchestra - Crnotravka
(19). Milovan Babic Orchestra - Stara Uzicanka
(20). Bakija Bakic Orchestra - Niska Banja
(21). Durmis Ismailovic Orchestra - Romski Cocek

Disc: 2
(01). Paganke - Prioni Mobo Za 'lada
(02). Ekrem Sajdic Orchestra - Ne Kuni Me, Ne Ruzi Me, Majko
(03). Slobodan Salijevic Orchestra - Prekodolski Cocek
(04). Meka Ajdinovic Orchestra - Elvisov Cocek
(05). Meka Ajdinovic Orchestra - Djelem, Djelem
(06). Bakija Bakic Orchestra - Romski Cocek
(07). Spasoje Jovic - Sheppard's Call
(08). Vica Choir - Da Vr' Brda Saran Guja Spava
(09). Vladan Baralic - Preletese Ptice Lastavice
(10). Bakija Bakic Orchestra - Svekrvino Kolo
(11). Ferus Mustafov - Kavadarsko Tesko Oro
(12). Sinisa Stankovic Orchestra - Zar Ja Nemam Ruse Kose, Svekrvo, Bre
(13). Budimir Ilic - Trajanac
(14). Nani Ajdinovic Orchestra - Cocek Zora
(15). Fejat Sejdic Orchestra - Izgubljeno Jagnje
(16). Aca Novkovic Orchestra - Juzno-Moravsko Kolo
(17). Ekrem Sajdic Orchestra - Mito Bekrijo
(18). Slobodan Salijevic Orchestra - Stani, Stani Ibar Vodo
(19). Nani Ajdinovic Orchestra - Haredinov Cocek
(20). Milovan Babic Orchestra - Stojanke Bela Vranjanke
(21). Opening Ceremony Of The Brass Summit - Sa Ovcara I Kablara

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The Inner Spirit of India

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The Inner Spirit of India
Mastertech LAT1010, 2001
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The acclaimed musicians who appear on this compilation show a clear understanding of the nuances of their instruments, and their ability to improvise is second to none.
The Inner Spirit Of India is a remarkable introduction to the music of North and South India showcasting both Hindustani & Carnatic styles.

1. Jagdeep Singh Bedi & Kailash Chandra Sharma - Raga Pilu
2. Karaikudi Subramaniam - Sarasasamadana
3. Tarun Bhattacharya & Daya Shankar - Dhun, Raga Khamaj
4. Sultan Khan - Sultan Bhai
5. A. Kanyakumari - Chintadirchara
6. L. Shankar - Tanam, Raga Aberi
7. Snehasish Mozumder - Misra Dhun, Dadratal
8. Zakir Hussain & Vikku Vinayakram - Percussion Improvisation

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Teofilo Chantre - Azulando

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Teofilo Chantre
Azulando
Tropical Music 68.839, 2004
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This is a light, breezy, less Cape Verdean follow-up to Rodatempo. Teofilo's voice is more seductive than ever, gentle and peaceful in the opening song, Bola Azul, a bit jerky in Nada Mas Nada Menos (that's a strange song... but Mr. Chantre's inimitable charm is still there), and absolutely sensual in the lovely French ballad Les Bleuets Dans Les Bles (this one left me almost in love with Teofilo!) The next song is a duet with Cesaria Evora - a thing they should have done a long time ago! The other duet on this disk, Canta Cabo Verde, is with Angolan singer Bonga... the contrast between Teofilo's sweetness and Bonga's hoarseness is rather amusing, but for this upbeat, joyful anthem to Cabo Verde it's just as good as it gets. Another curious moment is Fonte di Nha Sodade, a beautiful "American jazzy" cut, at the end of which Teofilo even attempts to imitate an American jazz singer (not very successfully but quite charmingly). Vadiamundo and Um Novo Amor,
with Vitorino Chantre's lyrics, are two lovely, wistful mornas. The rest of the songs are pleasant but not very remarkable, with a slight tendency to pop music. So it can be said that this disc has less sodade and salty sea winds that were blowing across Rodatempo. Listening to Azulando is like walking along the streets of Paris in the evening, looking at the new moon rising over the roofs in the blue sky... and feeling the light breeze, perhaps coming from the faraway sea and bringing some sodade into your heart.
Teofilo Chantre; Cape Verdean singer/guitarist, first achieved widespread recognition as a songwriter on the albums of his compatriot Cesaria Evora. However, over the course of his solo albums for Lusafrica Chantre has gained much-deserved praise as an artist in his own right, and today, he is now considered one of Cape Verde's best known artists. The title of Chantre's new album, Azulando, translates as 'blueness.' Indeed, melodic beauty and harmonic sophistication imbue all his songs with the sodade for which the music of his homeland is famed, a notion of sadness inherent in the national style of morna. Azulando includes duets with Cesaria Evora and Bonga.

01. Bola Azul
02. Nada Mas Nada Menos
03. Des Bleuets Dans Les Bles
04. Mae Pa Fidje
05. Amor Dum So
06. Canta Cabo verde
07. Promessa
08. Segredo Na Luar
09. Hoje
10. Vadiamundo
11. Fonte Di Nha Sodade
12. Encanto Di Cretcheu
13. Um Novo Amor

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Ayo Nelson-Homaiah - Heartbeat (hull buyh dorr)

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Ayo Nelson-Homiah
Heartbeat (Hull Buyh Dorr)
Gamton Music cdgam001, 1996
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Ayo Nelson-Homiah was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa, and raised in The Gambia. He, like many African children discovered his deeply rooted addiction to music very early, he actually started playing drums he built himself from empty tins and card board boxes. 1980 he joined the "Royal Air Force" which brought him to Berlin in 1994. In 1995 he started busking in the streets of Berlin and met lots of artist from many countries. In 1995 he was one of the founders of the AfroCarib Percussion group "Maglaria". The group performed in most of the local clubs. In 1996 Ayo was one of the founders of the African Trance Percussion group "SENEGAMBIGHA". The group consists of 6 artists / musicians from the Countries Senegal, Gambia and Ghana. They are one of the most famous percussion groups in Northern Germany, maybe even the whole of Germany. They are also known in Berlin´s local clubs and many other German cities for getting the dance floor quickly filled, as
quick as lightning flash. The musicians Mohamed Diafoune (Senegal), Ayo Nelson-Homiah (Gambia), Emmanuel Domprey (Ghana), Gordon Odametey (Ghana), Ibrahim Alhado (Ghana), Omar Jobe (Senegal) are specialised in many different traditional instruments. The style of music played is, of course, traditional including vocals. We perform with instruments such as Djembe, Doundoumba, Kpalago, Seourouba, Talking Drum, Bougarabou, Flute, Maracas, Balafon, Water Drum and Mouth organ, to mention a few. The combination of the instruments played attracts the audience to invade the dance floor, and that is always a must. In 1996 Ayo released his first solo cd titled "HeartBeat"!! (hull buyh dorr) which had grooves from Gambia Ghana Nigeria in it. His long awaited secound solo album is due to be out in April 2005.

1. Heartbeat
2. Solina Jea
3. Gambia
4. Show Them
5. Doun' Doum Ba
6. Heartbeat [Version]
7. Tallin Ding
8. Express
9. Solina Jea [Version]

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KALYANI ROY,The Virtuoso of Sitar

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KALYANI ROY, MANICK DAS, NAMITA CHATTERJEE Colombia Archive World Music Collection- Kalyani Roy, The Virtuoso of Sitar

Brilliant album also featuring Manick Das and Namita Chatterjee.
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1. Raga Yaman

2. Raga Yaman (Gat : II)

3. Bhatiali

4. Raga Durga

5. Raga: Mishra Khamaj



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The Very Best of Latin Jazz

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The Very Best of Latin Jazz is the feel good soundtrack to your summer, two CDs packed full of summer sizzlers, perfect for any party or BBQ. Tracks include Mas Que Nada (Black Eyed Peas version), Mambo No. 5, La Bamba, Crickets Sing Anamaria, Soul Bossa Nova (Austin Powers theme) and Many More. Kick start your summer with The Very Best of Latin Jazz.

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[01]. Sergio Mendes Ft. The Black Eyed Peas - Mas Que Nada

[02]. Astrud Gilberto - Crickets Sing For Anamaria

[03]. Los Lobos - La Bamba

[04]. Anita O'day - Peanut Vendor

[05]. Gypsy Kings - Bamboleo

[06]. Lou Bega - Mambo No. 5

[07]. Mongo Santamaria - Smooth Operator

[08]. Sivuca - Ain't No Sunshine

[09]. Sandpipers - Guantanamera

[10]. Astrud Gilberto - Agua De Beber

[11]. Quartette Tres Bien - Boss Tres Bien

[12]. Airto - Celebration Suite

[13]. Dave Pike - Sandunga

[14]. Yuri Buenaventura - Salsa

[15]. Willie Bobo - Roots

[16]. Cal Tjader & Eddie Palmieri - Picadillo

[17]. Slim Gaillard & His Musical Aggregations - Yo, Yo, Yo

[18]. Cal Tjader - Shoshana



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[01]. Quincy Jones - Soul Bossa Nova

[02]. Astrud Gilberto Ft. Stan Getz - Girl From Ipanema

[03]. Jose Feliciano - California Deramin'

[04]. Tito Puente - Oye Como Va (Bongo Mix)

[05]. Ricky Martin - Livin' La Vida Loca

[06]. Edmundo Ross & His Orchestra - Light My Fire

[07]. Gloria Estefan - Dr. Beat

[08]. Nuala - El Sol

[09]. Tania Maria - Come With Me

[10]. Peter Cincotti - Sway

[11]. Cal Tjader - Soul Dance

[12]. Johnny Almond - Tales Of Junior

[13]. The Puppini Sisters - Tu Vo Fa L'americano

[14]. Tania Maria - Yatra-Ta

[15]. Machito Orchestra - Guaglione

[16]. Bobby Matos - Tema Da Alma Latina

[17]. Willie Bobo - La Descarga Del Bobo (Masters At Work Remix)

[18]. Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 - Mas Que Nada



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Ofra Haza - Kirya

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After having essentially kick-started the idea of ethno-techno with Fifty Gates of Wisdom, Ofra Haza stalled creatively at the start of the 1990s. In 1992, however, she pushed herself ahead with the album Kirya while still keeping intact her Yemenite Jewish roots. The production was high-tech but underneath the machinery lay plenty of thought for the music. She added hip-hop as well as other musical genres to her sound. This hybrid style became a kind of forerunner to the work of Natacha Atlas and Transglobal Underground. Bringing Lou Reed into the picture for a duet on "Daw Da Hiya" was something of a masterstroke, even if it didn't pay dividends in terms of sales. In essence, this adventurous disc is a landmark in world fusion music with the title track and "Trains of No Return" clear standouts. Once again, Haza pushed the envelope. --Chris Nickson



[01]. Kirya

[02]. Horashoot - The Bridge

[03]. Innocent - A Requiem For Refugees

[04]. Trains of No Return

[05]. Mystery Faith and Love

[06]. Daw Da Hiya

[07]. Don't Forsake Me

[08]. Barefoot

[09]. Take 7/8



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Ravi Shankar & Friends - Towards The Rising Sun

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Ravi Shankar & Friends - Towards The Rising Sun

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As Ravi Shankar explains in the notes to this cd all music in the East, despite other differences, is based on similar structures. This fact gives him the oportunity to explore a merging of the music of India with that of Japan. So here Ravi Shankar uses ancient indian ragas (system of melody forms which form the structure of Indian music) which use five notes and are similar to the modes used in Japanese music to execute his experiment. Of the six pieces contained in the cd five are permormed with the use of both Indian (sitar, tanpura, tabla) and Japanese instruments (the stringed koto and the shakuchachi flute). Of these, four are based on Indian ragas as mentioned above specifically composed to accomodate the use of Japanese instruments and make for very pleasing and meditative listening. The other piece which is called "Improvisations on the theme of Rokudan" is a 17th century Japanese composition for koto and here it is performed with the addition of Indian instruments. Whereas all the pieces on this record including the sixth which is a straight Indian raga are mesmerizingly beautiful, "Rokudan" is the showcase. There is an ascending structure to this piece which concludes with a magnificent crescendo that Shankar himself composed. Overall the music on this cd seems to have a stucture as opposed to other recordings of Indian music I have listened to which feel more free-form that makes it more easily comprehended the way western music is. So from India we travel east to meet Japan and further east to meet the West?



Padhasapa [East Greets East]

Kaharwa [East Greets East]

Improvisation on the Theme of "Rokudan" [East Greets East]

Namah Shivaya [East Greets East]

Tribute to Nippon [East Greets East]

Raga Hemant - Vilambit Gat in Teental - Drut Gat in Ektal [Homage to Baba Allauddin]



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Shivkumar Sharma & Zakir Hussain - The Flow of Time (FLAC)

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Scintillating santoor mastery from Shivkumar Sharma and assured reliable rhythm accompaniment from tabla maestro Zakir Hussain. The Santoor is essentially a folk instrument widely used as an accompaniment to singing in the Kashmir valley. Originally this was known as Shata Tantri Veena (100 stringed Lute). The Persians named it Santoor and the name became popular and has endured. Instruments of this family are known as Yang Chin in China, Zymbalon in Hungary and Rumania and Santoori in Greece. Despite its one hundred strings mounted on 25 frets, the Santoor inherently has only a limited range for the articulation of classical melodies. But Shivkumar Sharma after relentless experimentation, has modified the instrument by adding four more frets and 16 more strings to make minor adjustments in the arrangement of the strings on the various frets. Because of this modification the Santoor has gained a wider range of expressiveness and has now made the grade as a solo instrument on the concert platform. The five different Ragas are collected together unusually for their being played on santoor, and also according to their most appropriate time of the day, giving a passage through evening and night. Indian classical music is based on the concept of ragas; a melodic scale based system, and within which with groups of ragas based on same parent scales form the thaats. The various ascending and descending scales derived from the music notes create ragas, which evoke a mood, or emotion related to different times of the day and in some cases different seasons of the year. Underlying these ragas, there is a concept of rasas that represent the emotions evoked by the raga. So we have ragas played in a time cycle from dawn through the late night. There is a relationship between the time of the day represented in the raga and the emotion attached to it. The music on this album captures the flow of time as manifest in the splendid selection of ragas, with Marwa performed at sunset time followed here by a selection of ragas played in the night. Within that range there is a shift from serious mood to more romantic connotation as the evening merges into the night phase.

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Shivkumar Sharma & Zakir Hussain - Raga Kedar (FLAC)

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In his early years, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma learnt both the tabla and the santoor. In addition he was also a vocalist. But it was after 1955 that he decided to reflect his true personality through an instrument that is meant to be played percussively – the santoor. Once in a long while is born a man whose efforts change the face of reality, whose conviction forces destiny to rewrite itself, whose genius has an impact across centuries. To state that Pandit Shivkumar Sharma has created history in the world of music, is an understatement, an inadequate attempt to capture the maestro’s achievements and contributions. After all how many musicians can boast of single handedly bringing forth an obscure, almost unknown instrument to the level of being “indispensable” on the concert platform! Musicians and their instruments do become synonyms, but how often does an instrument acquire an identity because of a musician! Santoor, which was used in Soofi music in the velley of Kashmir, owes its classical status to Pandit Shivkumar Sharma. In the early decades of the twentieth century, Santoor or Shata-Tantri Veena as it was called in the ancient times, was used as an accompaniment to a specific type of singing called Sufiana Mausiqi. When Pandit Uma Dutt Sharma, a renowned vocalist from Jammu, and a disciple of Pt. Bade Ramdasji of Benaras spotted it, he was convinced of the potentialities of the instrument. After extensive research on the instrument he bestowed the responsibility of establishing it on the concert platform on his only son Shivkumar. The rest, as they say, is history. However, the road to success was far from smooth. After several radio broadcasts and performances he appeared for his national level concert in Mumbai in 1955. This was a turning point in his life where he received applause as well as was severely criticized by the orthodox sections of musicians and listeners. Santoor according to them was not a complete instrument on which one could play classical music. Instead of getting disheartened or discouraged, in his characteristic manner he took these criticisms as a challenge. After in-depth research, he made some important modifications on this hundred stringed instrument, like a new chromatic arrangement of notes and increased the range to cover full three octaves. Besides, he also created a new technique of playing with which he could sustain notes and maintain sound continuity. Today Santoor is at par with any classical instrument, well established not just all over India, but across the globe. With his creative genius, Pt. Shivkumar Sharma has created a new genre of instrumental music. Through his performance career of over a half century, he has created millions of new listeners and ardent fans of Indian classical music. His performances are such a brilliant combination of rich knowledge, perfect skill and abundant spontaneous creativity, that all the sections of listeners feel enriched. Little surprise that his concerts are awaited by connoisseurs, music students, musicians and lay listeners alike. He believes in the immortality of this great heritage of Indian classical music and wishes to leave no stone unturned to make it so. With this aim in mind, he has been imparting his knowledge to the next generation of musicians. So deep is his conviction that despite no institutional or government support, he has been teaching in the Guru Shishya tradition, without charging a fee from his students, who come to him from all the corners of India as well as different parts of the world like Japan, Germany, Australia and America. While he never compromises on the purity of music, Pt. Sharma’s open minded approach has resulted in some of the most popular, innovative experimental albums like Call of the Valley, Feelings, Mountains, etc. In fact he is among those rare musicians who have been able to create successfully in the world of film music as well. Now for over forty years Santoor is an indispensable part of Indian film music. His compositions for blockbusters like Silsila, Lamhe, Chandni, Darr, etc. are all time favourites across the country. Music, he believes, is food for the soul. Naturally, his music is meditative and soothing at the same time. His immense faith in the ancient wisdom of Vedanta has resulted in creation of music for Shlokas from the Upanishads and a new raag called Antardhwani. Various recording companies from India and overseas have tried to capture Pt. Sharma’s genius for the last forty years. Today he has over 100 recordings to his credit in LPs, CDs, audio cassettes and even DVDs. In fact he is the only classical musician who has agreed to do a music video in order to appeal to the young generation. Naturally, a musician with such a vast spectrum of achievements has a long list of National and International awards conferred upon him like the Honorary Citizen for the City of Baltimore, USA (1985), Sangeet Natak Academy Award (1986), Maharashtra Gaurav Puraskar (1990), Honorary Doctorate from the University of Jammu (1991) Padmashree (1991), Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan Award (1998), and Padma Vibhushan (2001), to name a few. Born in 1938, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma, a musician par excellence, a great composer, an understanding, kind guru, a sensitive and aware citizen, this living legend is truly a personification of the Indian ethos and values. The world of music will forever be indebted to him for his incredible contribution.

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CALIXTO SANCHEZ -FLAC

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CALIXTO SANCHEZ

| Flac,170 MB | 1995 | Flamenco | Carátulas |



Grabado en directo durante el concurso de la 1ª BIENAL DE

SEVILLA, los dias 15. 15 y 17 de abril de 1980, en el Teatro Lope

de Vega de SEvilla



1. Minera y Cartagenera

2. Polo

3. Cantiñas

4. Peteneras

5. Fandangos

6. Seguiriyas

7. Malagueñas



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Shahid Parvez & Anuradha Pal - Sheer Magic (FLAC)

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This is music of the spheres rendered in a youthful and boisterous spirit. There is everything one can expect in a large performance from teasing rhythms to dulcet tones and finales that explode in climactic showers of sound. You are taken through the patterns of raaga, its mood with slow and urgent invitations. Regarded as a child prodigy, Shahid Parvez gave his first professional performance in Calcutta at the age of eight. Today he is firmly established as one of the great Sitar players in the modern era of Indian Classical music. He started his training with vocal music and tabla at the tender age of three. By the age of four his father had worked out for him a rigorous schedule of daily 'riyaz' (practice) on the Sitar. Throughout his childhood, he would sit with his Sitar through the night practicing from 10pm until 4 o' clock in the morning, before leaving home for school! Despite receiving the praise of critics at such a young age, his father was determined that fame should not go to his head, and instilled in his son the virtues of humility. These values lie at the heart of Shahid Parvez's music today. As he points out, 'if an artist can stay humble and focus only on his art, he rises way beyond his talent and his craft'. Shahid Parvez hails from one of the most important Indian musical families in recent times. His uncle is the Sitar legend Vilayat Khan, a hard act to follow for any aspiring musician. Through a single-minded determination, guided by his father Ustad Aziz Khan, Shahid Parvez has been successful in creating a unique style of Sitar playing with universal appeal, successfully incorporating both gayaki ang (vocal style of playing) and tantrakari ang (instrumental style). Shahid Parvez has always believed that to play an instrument from your soul, then one should first learn to sing, 'you play an instrument with your hands, but the sounds really emanate from your heart'. He is not afraid of innovation, but as far as classical music is concerned he is a purist and a perfectionist. He is not attracted to the fashion of creating new ragas, believing that the established ragas, composed over the centuries by great masters, hold within them enough capacity for unlimited scope for improvisation. This performance was recorded live at the 2003 Saptak Festival in Gujarat, India, an annual festival which regularly invites Shahid Parvez to play alongside the best musicians of the Indian sub-continent. Here he is joined by Kumar Bose, a leading exponent of the Benares style (or gharana) of tabla playing. Hailing from Calcutta, a centre of excellence for tabla playing, Kumar Bose first came to prominence through his extraordinary performances with Sitarist Ravi Shankar in the 1970's. Under the guidance of his guru, Pandit Kishan Maharaj, he has gone on to establish himself as one of the most influential tabla players of modern times, himself producing many renowned disciples who are well equipped to carry on this valuable tradition. Although the tabla player's primary role is to provide rhythmic accompaniment to the soloist, there is a playful, and sometimes intense musical dialogue that carries on between the two artists throughout the performance, giving license for the tabla player to demonstrate the extent of his skills. Raga Bageshri is a popular raga of the late night, which is meant to depict the emotion of a woman waiting for reunion with her lover. It is said to have been first sung by Mian Tansen, the celebrated court singer of the Emperor Akbar in the sixteenth century. The recital begins with the traditional alap, a slow, introspective exposition of the raga, outlining key musical phrases which define the romantic mood of Raga Bageshri. Each raga has its own specific melodic shape which distinguishes it from other ragas which can use exactly the same notes, but have a completely different character. The Jod and Jhalla (track 2), are a development of the alap, with the important addition of a rhythmic pulse, outlined by the strumming of the chikari (drone) strings on the Sitar. During this section of the recital, the pace and intensity of the playing increases, and with the essence of the raga captured, the artist is free to express his virtuosity, at the same time careful not to sacrifice the essential character of the raga. The first composition (track 3) sees the introduction of the tabla accompanist playing an eleven beat rhythmic cycle, known as Rudra taal. Kumar Bose introduces the tabla with a short solo which exhibits his mastery over the vast range of tones produced on the tabla. Kumar Bose often mimics the melodic phrases of the sitar on the tabla while taking care not to disturb the flow of the performance. Two further compositions follow, first in a medium tempo twelve beat called Ektaal (track 4), and then in the faster paced teental of sixteen beats (track 5). As the recital draws to an exhilarating climax, the improvisations of the sitar and tabla become more intricate, both artists demonstrating the full extent of their mastery. Anuradha Pal has not just shattered the stereotypical image of women musicians but has established herself as the country’s only professional woman Tabla player who is pushing the dimensions with her experimentations. Today, Anuradha Pal’s name commands the greatest respect due to her immense talent and undiluted hard work. This live recording brings these two masterful instrumentalists together in a true feast of inspired music making, a gift to anyone who can fly on the wings of musical imagination and striving for eternal beauty.

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Shahid Parvez & Anuradha Pal - Sensational (FLAC)

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This is music of the spheres rendered in a youthful and boisterous spirit. There is everything one can expect in a large performance from teasing rhythms to dulcet tones and finales that explode in climactic showers of sound. You are taken through the patterns of raaga, its mood with slow and urgent invitations. Regarded as a child prodigy, Shahid Parvez gave his first professional performance in Calcutta at the age of eight. Today he is firmly established as one of the great Sitar players in the modern era of Indian Classical music. He started his training with vocal music and tabla at the tender age of three. By the age of four his father had worked out for him a rigorous schedule of daily 'riyaz' (practice) on the Sitar. Throughout his childhood, he would sit with his Sitar through the night practicing from 10pm until 4 o' clock in the morning, before leaving home for school! Despite receiving the praise of critics at such a young age, his father was determined that fame should not go to his head, and instilled in his son the virtues of humility. These values lie at the heart of Shahid Parvez's music today. As he points out, 'if an artist can stay humble and focus only on his art, he rises way beyond his talent and his craft'. Shahid Parvez hails from one of the most important Indian musical families in recent times. His uncle is the Sitar legend Vilayat Khan, a hard act to follow for any aspiring musician. Through a single-minded determination, guided by his father Ustad Aziz Khan, Shahid Parvez has been successful in creating a unique style of Sitar playing with universal appeal, successfully incorporating both gayaki ang (vocal style of playing) and tantrakari ang (instrumental style). Shahid Parvez has always believed that to play an instrument from your soul, then one should first learn to sing, 'you play an instrument with your hands, but the sounds really emanate from your heart'. He is not afraid of innovation, but as far as classical music is concerned he is a purist and a perfectionist. He is not attracted to the fashion of creating new ragas, believing that the established ragas, composed over the centuries by great masters, hold within them enough capacity for unlimited scope for improvisation. This performance was recorded live at the 2003 Saptak Festival in Gujarat, India, an annual festival which regularly invites Shahid Parvez to play alongside the best musicians of the Indian sub-continent. Here he is joined by Kumar Bose, a leading exponent of the Benares style (or gharana) of tabla playing. Hailing from Calcutta, a centre of excellence for tabla playing, Kumar Bose first came to prominence through his extraordinary performances with Sitarist Ravi Shankar in the 1970's. Under the guidance of his guru, Pandit Kishan Maharaj, he has gone on to establish himself as one of the most influential tabla players of modern times, himself producing many renowned disciples who are well equipped to carry on this valuable tradition. Although the tabla player's primary role is to provide rhythmic accompaniment to the soloist, there is a playful, and sometimes intense musical dialogue that carries on between the two artists throughout the performance, giving license for the tabla player to demonstrate the extent of his skills. Raga Bageshri is a popular raga of the late night, which is meant to depict the emotion of a woman waiting for reunion with her lover. It is said to have been first sung by Mian Tansen, the celebrated court singer of the Emperor Akbar in the sixteenth century. The recital begins with the traditional alap, a slow, introspective exposition of the raga, outlining key musical phrases which define the romantic mood of Raga Bageshri. Each raga has its own specific melodic shape which distinguishes it from other ragas which can use exactly the same notes, but have a completely different character. The Jod and Jhalla (track 2), are a development of the alap, with the important addition of a rhythmic pulse, outlined by the strumming of the chikari (drone) strings on the Sitar. During this section of the recital, the pace and intensity of the playing increases, and with the essence of the raga captured, the artist is free to express his virtuosity, at the same time careful not to sacrifice the essential character of the raga. The first composition (track 3) sees the introduction of the tabla accompanist playing an eleven beat rhythmic cycle, known as Rudra taal. Kumar Bose introduces the tabla with a short solo which exhibits his mastery over the vast range of tones produced on the tabla. Kumar Bose often mimics the melodic phrases of the sitar on the tabla while taking care not to disturb the flow of the performance. Two further compositions follow, first in a medium tempo twelve beat called Ektaal (track 4), and then in the faster paced teental of sixteen beats (track 5). As the recital draws to an exhilarating climax, the improvisations of the sitar and tabla become more intricate, both artists demonstrating the full extent of their mastery. Anuradha Pal has not just shattered the stereotypical image of women musicians but has established herself as the country’s only professional woman Tabla player who is pushing the dimensions with her experimentations. Today, Anuradha Pal’s name commands the greatest respect due to her immense talent and undiluted hard work. This live recording brings these two masterful instrumentalists together in a true feast of inspired music making, a gift to anyone who can fly on the wings of musical imagination and striving for eternal beauty.

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