Syndicated (Sense World Music, 2008)
Shastriya Syndicate is Purbayan Chatterjee‘s project. On the outstanding CD Syndicated (Sense World Music) he has brought together a group of young Indian masters, who are bringing new blood to Indian classical music. The virtuoso musicians fuse the music of North India (HIndistani) and South Inda (Carnatic).
While many Indian artists follow the traditional format of soloist and accompanist, Shastriya Syndicate brings together seven maestros who have the opportunity to collaborate, while at the same time they get to show their enviable skills.
The musicians who form the group are some of the finest instrumentalists of their generation, Purbayan Chatterjee on sitar; Rakesh Chaurasia on bamboo flute; Veenai Jayanthi on veena; Murad Ali on the always evocative sarangi; Subhankar Banerjee on tabla; Pramath Kiran on South Indian instruments such as tharvil, ghatam and morsing, as well as African jembe and western percussion; and Satish Patri Kumar on mridangam.
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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.