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Nagore Sessions
     

Nagore Sessions

 
Growing out of the Laya Project, this offers an interesting mix, taking three Sufi dargah singers performing traditional material and adding in frame drumming, plenty of keyboards and programming, and some live instruments ranging from violin to sarangi. While the results could be viewed at times like cross-culture lite, there are

Overview

Growing out of the Laya Project, this offers an interesting mix, taking three Sufi dargah singers performing traditional material and adding in frame drumming, plenty of keyboards and programming, and some live instruments ranging from violin to sarangi. While the results could be viewed at times like cross-culture lite, there are some fascinating things going on, such as the way the backing on the opener, "Bagdad Guru," echoes Zeppelin's "Kashmir." Overall, it's an easy-on-the-ears listening experience, lush and floating, and the singers are superb in their religious songs that offer a parallel to qawwali. Kudos, too, to the musicians, especially the violinists, who have a superb command of tone. A great deal of time and care has gone into the making of this disc, even if it can occasionally sound like a '60s exploration of Indian music (especially on "Allahu Allah," where the sitar break conjures up George Harrison). Whether it offers true insights into the singers themselves remains to be seen, but it's a gentle, undemanding pleasure.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2010
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0689076087568
catalogNumber:
5035309
Rank:
269822

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Performance Credits

Zohar Fresco   Frame Drum
David Saban   Bass
Yotam Agam   Bells
K.V. Balakrishnan   Tabla
Murad Ali Khan   Sarungi
Patrick Sebag   Bass,Keyboards,Bells,Hand Clapping,fender rhodes
Anuradha Vishwanathan   Vocals
B.V. Ragavendra Rao   Violin
Rk Ravi Kumar   Sitar
Navin Iyer   Flute
S. Sabur Maideen   Vocals
M. Haja Maideen   Vocals
M. Abdul Gani   Vocals
Dipanshu Mitra   Hand Clapping
Madras String Section   Strings
Young TLV Orchestra   Strings
Paul Jacob   Ektara
Palakkad Sreeram   Harmonium
Arnon Friedman   Leader
Dinesh Kumar   Horn
Lobsang Norbu   Horn

Technical Credits

Avi Toledano   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Udi Koomran   Engineer
Shahram Shiva   translation
Yotam Agam   Engineer,Sound Design
Patrick Sebag   Arranger,Programming
Nader Khalili   translation
Sonya Mazumdar   Producer,Writer
Siddhant Bhatia   Engineer
Sastry Karra   Executive Producer
Pery Castiel   Cover Art
Nisha Chandak   Engineer
Timur Angin   Still Pictures
Ernest Hariyanto   Still Pictures
Kris Karra   Director
Surendar Kshatriya   Graphic Assistant
John Gerrard Keulemans   Illustrations
Shirley Abraham   Communication
Qibla Barbara Dell   translation

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