CD Review: Shanti by Abhijit Pohankar

Abhijit Pohankar - Shanti
Abhijit Pohankar – Shanti
Abhijit Pohankar

Shanti (Times Music, 2000)

Abhijit Pohankar is a brilliant Indian keyboardist and composer. On Shanti he creates electronic arrangements and rhythms that generate a mystical atmosphere for the beautiful vocals by Pandit Ajay Pohankar.

Acoustic instruments such as flute, tabla and harps are interweaved with the electronic sounds. The recording has the intention to provide peace and relaxation, but this is not flaky new age. It’s music that has true spirit.Abhijit Pohankar is one of the few professional classical keyboard players in India and a disciple of santoor maestro Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma.

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Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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