Album Review

Music On The Desert Road: a Sound Travelogue [coll] – [Angel Records]

abacus   11/19/2014   12-inch, International


like a collection of old photographs, lost moments of forgotten traditions immortalized here by Bengali ethnomusicologist Deben Bhattacharya, recordings captured during his overland voyage to India from 1955-1956. at the start of each side we set out by road or rail traversing the great desert from Anatolia descending into the Levant and across the Fertile Crescent into Persia and finally India. religious rituals, domestic rituals, nomadic rituals; ancient modes and harmonies spread across a vast geographic space along the Silk Road and through Bedouin drifting and Vedic-Aryan migration. a timeless document of historical significance documenting musical practices that carry meaning today.

you heard it 70 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • 44 days ago, Milo Minderbender played Bedouin Coffee Grinding
  • 372 days ago, Agent 99 played Baba Karam (Love Song)
  • 375 days ago, Apparition played Automobile On Mountain Road - Central Anatolian Dance
  • 387 days ago, Jersey Girl played Temple Bells and Drums of a Bengali Kali Temple - Bhajan
  • 387 days ago, Jersey Girl played Rhythm of a Train (drums)
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