High energy Spiritual Music!
Rahul Sariputra and Zakir Hussian of John McLaughlin's group Shakti created this undeniably high energy album. Sariputra is a unique artist exploring new dimensions of spiritual music showcasing traditional Ragas kicked up a notch. You can feel the musical stories unfold with passion and grace.
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Born in Bombay, India, Rahul Sariputra, an accomplished sitarist received his music training under the late Ustad Assaudin Khan. Sariputra left India to live in Denmark for 2 years, giving numerous public concerts, television and radio performances. Then moving to Montreal, Canada. He was the first sitarist to be sponsored by the prestigious Jeunsses Musicales.
Sariputra has now performed on both the East and West coast of the USA and has shared not only his outstanding musicianship, but also the scholarly and philosophic side of music.
"I see raga music as meant for love, compassion, and devotion." "Raga is the personification of a sentient being."
"We are sentient beings, meaning full of changing sentiments, sensations, feelings, emotions and passions." "Raga displays all these moods." "It is like a symphony."
Hussain was born in Mumbai, India to the legendary tabla player Alla Rakha. He attended St. Michael's High School in Mahim, and graduated from St. Xavier's, Mumbai. Hussain was a child prodigy, and was touring by the age of eleven. He went to the United States in 1970, beginning his international career which includes more than 150 concert dates a year. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1988, and the Padma Bhushan in 2002, by the Government of India. He was also awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1990, given by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's National Academy of Music, Dance & Drama. In 1999, he was awarded the United States National Endowment for the Arts's National Heritage Fellowship, the highest award given to traditional artists and musicians.
Zakir Hussian - Tabla
Jean King - Tamboura
Produced and Engineered by Liv Singh Khalsa
Recorded at Invincible Recording Studio
Mastered at Invincible Recording Studio