The Fire of the Sitar

Irshad Khan and Anindo Chatterjee

Fire, Grace, Passion (New Dawn Productions, 2004)

Ustad

Irshad Khan
, a master of the sitar (and the bass sitar, surbahar) and Pandit

Irshad Khan
collaborate on this recording of classical Indian music. Irshad
Khan has recorded fusion works in the recent past, but on Fire, Grace,
Passion
he returns to his musical roots.The album includes three pieces, Raag [Raga] Malkauns (Fire), Raag [Raga]
Nand (Grace) and Sindhi Bhairvee (Passion). The outstanding musical performances
were recorded in Rochester (New York) in 2003, and they recreate the effect of a
live concert.

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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