Ragajazz recently released:
Arohi Ensemble: Ahimsa - Love is the weapon of the brave
(Innova Recordings - January 29, 2016)
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Weaving the classical ragas & intricate rhythmic architectures of India with the counterpoint of chamber music and gamelan in a synthesis of global musical traditions, ‘Ahimsa, Love is the Weapon of the Brave’ is a new release featuring the music of Arohi Ensemble. A collaboration of leading creative artists from India, Venezuela & Los Angeles, Arohi includes three disciples of the legendary ‘godfather of world music,’ Pandit Ravi Shankar.
Ahimsa highlights the music of composer/sitarist/activist Paul Livingstone in a cohesive and compelling blend of and sitar, sarod, bansuri (bamboo flute), cello, tabla, ghatum (clay pot) and drums with a sprinkling of vocal chants. Featured on multiple Grammy winning records, these artists bring the classical forms of eastern and western traditions into s contemporary format of ragajazz chamber music.
Composers: Paul Livingstone
Performers: Paul Livingstone, Pedro Eustache, Abhijit Banerjee, Peter Jacobson, Dave Lewis, Pandit Rajeev Taranath, Somnath Ro