West East Underground

Talvin Singh - Ha
Talvin Singh

Ha (Universal)

This album again showcases UK-based Talvin Singh’s abilities to move between West and East, blending mixed percussive sound with Hindi devotional or Hindustani classical elements such as Ustad Sultan Khan on sarangi.

Ambient textures, drum’n’bass and tabla effortlessly weave together on this album. Talvin Singh has also worked with a range of international artistes and jammed with a number of amped-up Asian underground bands.

There are 10 tracks on this album, of which we recommend ‘One,’ ‘Sway of the Universe,’ ‘It’s Not Over’ and ‘Dubla.’ If you like this album, you would also like his other releases ‘Back to Mine,’ ‘OK’ and ‘Anokha.’

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.

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