Jhoomo Re (Sony)
The 9 tracks on this album feature some classic tracks by sufi singer and Bollywood vocalist Kailash Kher. Our picks include Joban Chhalke, Chhap Tilak and Daulat Shohrat. Kailash Kher grew up influenced by Indian folk and classical music, and was inspired by legendary Pakistani sufi singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
He has come a long way since his early Bollywood hit track Rabba Ishq Na Hove from the movie Andaaz, followed by Allah ke Bande. His band Kailasa includes Mumbai musician-brothers Naresh & Paresh. He has also toured the US and Europe, and recorded in Kannada, Telugu and Tamil. Check out his site at KailashKher.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.