Great Britain – Sense World Music has released Voice of India, the new recording by vocalist Rashid Khan. “There is now at least one person in sight who is an assurance for the future of Indian vocal music“, this was the accolade bestowed on Rashid Khan from Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, the elder statesman of Khayal singing, when answering the concerns of connoisseurs of Hindustani music about whether its tradition of excellence would continue.
Still in his thirties, a comparatively young age by Indian music standards, Rashid Khan has emerged as one of the most revered artists in the modern era of North Indian Classical music. He is one of the few contemporary vocalists whose performances capture the rare quality of ‘tasir’, the indescribable ability to create a genuine impact on listeners.
Voice of India, was recorded at Saptak Festival 2003, Gujarat (India). It features Rashid Khan on vocal, Yogesh Samsi on tabla, and Mehmood Dhaulpuli on harmonium.
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.