May 10, 2011

RhoDeo 1119 Roots

Hello, bit later as usual soo i keep it short here. Last week's Roots ended with a Pakistani Sufi singer jamming with a western guitarist this week we continue in the same Sundaze fashion with an Indian guitarist and an American one-top jam ! India has been broadcasting it's vibrant muxic/film industry to the world and doing so has developped two major labels... Bhangra and Bollywood which project Indian lust fo life and full colour. Obviously us westerners need a guide into that vibrant world..Rough Guide provides here...enjoy

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A Meeting by the River can best be described as a spontaneous outpouring of music, unhindered by convention or form, brought into being by musicians so supremely capable that the music is never labored, the technique of their craft always subservient to the final product. Cooder and Bhatt are genuine masters of the guitar and mohan vina, respectively. The latter, an instrument created by Bhatt himself, is a sort of hybrid between a guitar and a vichitra vina, and is played with a metal slide. This fact is just one of the many things that connect Bhatt's playing to Cooder's, who plays nothing but bottleneck guitar here. The musical interplay between Cooder and Bhatt is nothing short of astounding, especially so considering that they met for the first time only a half-hour before the recording of this album. They are ably accompanied by a pair of percussionists: tabla player Sukhvinder Singh Namdhari and Cooder's own son, Joachim, on dumbek. A Meeting by the River is one of those few cross-genre albums in which the listener never feels for a second that there is some kind of fusion going on; one does not hear the component parts so much as the integrated whole. The splendor of the music is aided in its transmission by the fact that this album is masterfully recorded; each instrument is clear, distinct, and three-dimensional sounding.

V.M. Bhatt and Ry Cooder - A Meeting by the River (160mb)

1. A Meeting by the River 2:23
2. Longing 11:59
3. Isa Lei 9:59
4. Ganges Delta Blues 7:40

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Bhangra dance began as a folk dance conducted by punjabi farmers in 11th century to celebrate the coming of the harvest season. The specific moves of bhangra reflect the manner in which villagers farmed their land. This hybrid dance became bhangra. The folk dance has been popularised in the Western world by Punjabi and is seen in the West as an expression of South Asian culture as a whole.Today, Bhangra dance survives in different forms and styles all over the globe

Over the last decdes young British Asians have transformed bhangra into a modern and vibrant dance music. Today British Asian bhangra is a huge export to the millions of South Asian expatriates around the globe, and it also has been sent back to India, where it has had a big impact on Indian pop and feedbacks into the many movie soundtracks.

Bhangra has developed as a combination of dances from different parts of the Punjab region. The term Bhangra now refers to several kinds of dances and arts, including Jhumar, Luddi, Giddha, Julli, Daankara, Dhamal, Saami, Kikli, and Gatka.

Various – The Rough Guide To Bhangra Dance ( 442mb)

01 Alaap – Bhabiye Bhabiye 5:14
02 Rama (7) & Bally Sagoo – Mera Laung Gawacha 7:26
03 Bombay Talkie – Chargiye 5:37
04 Sangeeta – Pyar Ka Hai Bairi 4:40
05 Malkit Singh – Boliyan 7:42
06 Mohinder Kaur Bhamra – Gidda Pao Haan Deo 3:38
07 A.S. Kang – Valeti Boliyan 6:21
08 Satwinder Bitti & Bally Sagoo – Pendha Gidda 6:22
09 Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan* – Piya Re Piya Re 4:33
10 Baldip Jabble – Jani Mahi Ley Aya 5:21
11 Safri Boys – Par Linghade 7:32
12 Saqi – Saqian Da Dhol 4:19
13 Labh Janjua & Panjabi MC – Mundian To Bach Me 3:55

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Bollywood is the informal term popularly used for the Hindi-language film industry based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. The term is often incorrectly used to refer to the whole of Indian cinema; it is only a part of the total Indian film industry, which includes several regional film industries sorted by language.

Classical forms of music may have been around longer, but in India it’s contemporary Hindi film music that reigns supreme. The soundtracks accompanying commercial Hindi language, aka Bollywood, films have been entertaining Indian cinema-lovers for almost a century, and their appeal continues to spread around the globe thanks to the Diaspora.

For the millions of ardent Bollywood fans it would be tricky to select only a handful of songs to represent the unique blend of romantic, playful and dramatic music that plays an integral part of their cinematic experience. With hundreds of musical features produced each year, there’s a plethora to choose from. So where would a novice start?

VA – The Rough Guide Bollywood Gold ( 300mb)

01 Jolly Mukherjee & Sridevi - Chandni O Meri Chandni 4:53
02 Kishore Kumar - Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana 4:20
03 Rahul Dev Burman - Mehbooba Mehbooba 3:28
04 Asha Bhosle - In Aankhon Ki Masti 5:42
05 Asha Bhosle & Mohammed Rafi - Aaja Aaja Main Hoon Pyar Tera 6:42
06 Kishore Kumar & Lata Mangeshkar - Tere Chehre Se Nazar Nahin 4:53
07 Mohammed Rafi - Chahe Mujhe Koi Junglee Kahen 3:31
08 Mukesh - Awaara Hoon 3:06
09 No Artist - Nagin (Theme Instrumental) 1:19
10 Lata Mangeshkar & Shailendra Singh - Chabi Kho Jaye 7:07
11 Kishore Kumar - Yeh Sham Mastani 4:46
12 Mahendra Kapoor & Chorus - Mere Desh Ki Dharti 7:05
13 Mukesh - Kehta Hai Joker 6:56
14 Lata Mangeshkar - Chalte Chalte 5:52
15 Kishore Kumar - Mere Sapnon Ki Rani 4:14

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hi Rho, could you re-up these Rough guide links again please, many thanks, Sam.