The world knows Indian music, but Konkani songs are truly unique with a blend of many musical facets. It is western music and yet it is still Indian – true soul music that touches your heart. This compilation contains 22 tracks of the finest the genre had to offer in the 50’s and 60’s, including tracks from Alfred Rose, Lorna, Chris, Perry, Robin Vaz, and many more.
The Ragas and Talas have, over the centuries in India, dominated the lives of musicians that have decided to commit them to memory with spiritual devotion. There is no standardized method of notation and it’s “out-there” sounds has largely to do with the fact that the notes cannot be found on the western Piano. The CD presents two geographically divided sounds, that of Hindustani and Carnatic, and is played by some of the most revered gurus of today. As we find so often, age has no boundaries in World music. One of the artists featured, Girija Devi celebrates her 80th birthday this year and is one of India’s most celebrated singers in this discipline. This album plugs you into a world that is aurally alien to western style harmonies and is a real journey of the senses.