via lalgudi jayaraman and amjadh ali khan, jugalbandhi — The Hum Blog From Bandcamp: Often, when discussing my passion for Indian Classical music – attempting to offer entry into its remarkable traditions for others, I raise instrumentation. Particularly in my early explorations, this was a crucial vehicle for discovery. By far the most well know …
Turkish oudist Mehmet Polat, a familiar name to this blog, has new music available!
2017 is as good a year as any to start learning a bit more about Carnatic music, and any help which can be provided by friends would be most welcome. This is a track by an acknowledged master in the field, Maduri Mani Iyer, from Madurai, Tamilnadu, in India.
This pleasant surprise came from out of nowhere. Israeli composer and multi-instrumentalist Shye Ben Tzur collaborates here with Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood and the marvelous Rajasthan Express for a fusion of three continents.
Zakir Hussain is one of India’s national treasures. The tabla player is featured here providing a wonderful beat for this tune.
I’ve never quite heard Can covered in such an interesting way. Susheela Raman steals the show.
Collin Walcott was an American multi-instrumentalist who played with the band Oregon, as well as releasing some incredibly interesting solo material before his death in 1984 from an automobile accident while touring in East Germany.
I had the privilege of meeting the Louvat Bros., who are ably represented by Patrick De Loecker out of Belgium, as well as the talented vocalist Debalina Bhowmick, who hails from Kolkota, India. I also had the opportunity to witness this improvisation at the Without Borders World Music Conference in Varna, Bulgaria, in September of …