Lopa Kothari with sounds from around the world and an exclusive studio session from singer, writer and academic Amit Chaudhuri.
Lopa Kothari with sounds from around the world and an exclusive studio session from singer, writer and academic Amit Chaudhuri. Producer James Parkin.
(this was originally planned to be a session with Sayon Bamba, but she had to withdraw because of her advanced pregnancy)
Amit Chaudhuri is best known as a writer and academic: he is currently Professor of Contemporary Literature at the University of East Anglia. But he also followed a career path in music from the start, and made recordings of Indian classical singing for EMI India. This year he has released two albums in Europe, the first called 'This is not fusion'. His second has just been released: it includes pieces which blend well-known western pop songs, such as the Beach Boys' 'Good Vibrations', with Indian raags which, he says, bear a close resemblance to the original songs.