Global Meditation, Vol. 2: Harmony & Interplay

Global Meditation, Vol. 2: Harmony & Interplay

     
 

As part of an amazingly vast covering of the world's traditions, this album of group instrumental (primarily) pieces sticks mainly to Africa and Asia, though that's not really a fault. There are a couple of pieces from North Africa, dealing with the Gnawa faith and others. The great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan contributed a song to the…  See more details below

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As part of an amazingly vast covering of the world's traditions, this album of group instrumental (primarily) pieces sticks mainly to Africa and Asia, though that's not really a fault. There are a couple of pieces from North Africa, dealing with the Gnawa faith and others. The great Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan contributed a song to the album as well. A bit of South Indian concert is added by U. Srinivas. Even a piece of Javanese gamelan from the tiny South American country of Surinam emerges at the end of the album. The highlights of the album aren't necessarily as many as others in the series, but still are quite good. The Master Musicians of Jajouka are especially good at what they do (even the Stones knew about them...or at least their fathers). Srinivas' playing is exceptional on an electric mandolin. An adapted form of an ancient Egyptian pharaonic harp is played with some incredible virtuosity by Professor Soliman Gamil on the "Sufi Dialogue." The series as a whole is quite good, and though other volumes may be somewhat more lively in some ways, this is certainly not an album to be passed up.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/03/1994
Label:
Ellipsis Arts
UPC:
0052296018825
catalogNumber:
3210

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan   Track Performer
Soliman Gamil   Track Performer
U. Srinivas   Track Performer
Sali Sidibe   Track Performer
Gnawa Musicians of Marrakesh   Track Performer
Krido Suworo   Track Performer
Master Musicians of Jajouka   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan   Contributor
Soliman Gamil   Composer,Contributor
U. Srinivas   Contributor
Bachir Attar   Contributor
Brooke Wentz   Producer
Stephen Dinion   Illustrations
Gnawa Musicians of Marrakesh   Contributor
Bonnie B. Butler   Art Direction
Jeffrey Charno   Executive Producer
Krido Suwuro   Contributor
Women of Mali   Contributor
Master Musicians of Jajouka   Contributor

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