Prem Joshua and Band
In Concert (Music Today/White Swan)
This is an excellent album right at the crossroads of Indian classical music, jazz, chillout and funk. Prem Joshua has done it again, with a 70 minute album consisting of 7 live versions of earlier tracks, and two original pieces.
The lineup includes Prem Joshua on flutes and sitar, Chintan Relenberg on keyboards, Raul Sengupta on tabla, and Satgyan Fukuda on bass. “This album is a tribute to where it all began – the streets of India with its simple and warm-hearted people,” Joshua explains.
Our picks include the pieces Namaskar, Mata Bharat and Funky Guru.
Buy the album or MP3 downloads:
- In North America: In Concert. Other recordings available: Luminous Secrets, Dakini Lounge: Prem Joshua Remixed, Water Down the Ganges, Sky Kisses Earth, Taranga, Dance of Shakti, Yatri, Ahir, Mudra, Desert Visions
- In Europe: In Concert. Other recordings available: Luminous Secrets, Shiva Moon, Water Down the Ganges, Dakini Lounge: Prem Joshua Remixed, Secret of the Wind, Sky Kisses Earth, Dance of Shakti, Mudra
For updates and more, check out his Web site at PremJoshua.com.
Author: Madanmohan Rao
Madanmohan Rao is an author and media consultant from Bangalore, and global correspondent for world music and jazz for World Music Central and Jazzuality. He has written over 15 books on media, management and culture, and is research director for YourStory Media. Madan was formerly World Music Editor at Rave magazine and RJ at WorldSpace, and can be followed on Twitter at @MadanRao.