Anita Aysola’s Captivating Wide Range of Influences

Anita Aysola – Beyond Our Dream

Anita Aysola – Beyond Our Dreams (Anita Aysola, 2018)

Singer-songwriter and pianist Anita Aysola, an artist born in India and raised in the USA, bridges contemporary American jazz, blues, R&B and rock with Indian influences on her album
Beyond Our Dream.

Aysola uses English-language vocals in a style similar to Norah Jones as well as fascinating Indian classical vocal forms. The instrumentation and arrangements combine rock instrumentation with beautiful bansuri flute, tabla and Indian-style violin.

The album was produced by Chamrat Chakrabarty. The lineup includes Anita Aysola on vocals, Fender Rhodes and piano; John Clark on guitar and backing vocals; Sameer Gupta on drums, tabla and backing vocals; Arun Ramamurthy on violin; Rashaan Carter on bass; Jay Ghani on bansuri; Chamrat Chakrabarty on keyboards; Konrad Payne on bass; and Shane Allessio on acoustic bass.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV 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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.
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