Wednesday, February 13, 2013

"Traveller" by Anoushka Shankar

Grammy Nominated World Music Album by Anoushka Shankar
It goes without saying that Anoushka Shankar is a virtuoso sitar player, but one can never be sure how she will use her skills. She has given some memorable performances in the past, playing ragas alongside her legendary father and teacher Ravi, but her solo work has edged towards the experimental and pop mainstream. Her Breathing Under Water album, recorded with electronica exponent Karsh Kale, included a ballad from Sting. Now comes a very different project, in which she explores the links between Indian music and Spanish flamenco, the result of ancient Gypsy migration. It's an area that has fascinated Nitin Sawhney – who provides the sleeve notes – and allows her to demonstrate her inspired instrumental work in the company of Indian musicians and the flamenco elite, including the producer and guitarist Javier Limón.

Anoushka Shankar - sitar
Sandra carrasco - voice
Javier Limón - guitar
Piraña - spanish percussion
Tanmoy Bose - tabla
Pedro Ricardo Miño - piano
Juan Ruiz - spanish percussion
Bobote and El Eléctrico - palmas
Shubha Mudgal - voice
Ajay Prasanna - flute
Duquende - voice
Kenji Ota - tanpura, voice
Pirashanna Thevarajah - mridangam, kanjira, ghataam, moorsing
Mythili Prakash - bharata nätyam dancer
Farruco - flamenco dancer
Pepe Habichuela - guitar
Sanjeev Shankar - shehnai
Sanjeev Chimmalgi - voice (song)
Aditya Prakash: voice (intro and outro)
Concha Buika - voice

01. Inside Me 3:18
02. Buleria Con Ricardo 6:02
03. Krishna 5:50
04. Si No Puedo Verla 5:15
05. Dancing In Madness 4:29
06. Boy Meets Girl 4:55
07. Kanya 4:55
08. Traveller 3:40
09. Ishq 4:21
10. Casi Uno 5:26
11. Bhairavi 10:26
12. Lola's Lullaby 4:13

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