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Lopa Kothari

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.

1 hour, 45 minutes

Last on

Fri 15 Oct 2010 23:15

Music Played

  • Souad Massi

    All remains to be done

    Composer: Souad Massi/Francis Carbel/Michel Françoise

    • Ô Houria (Liberty).
    • Universal Music France EU 13859.
  • Magic System

    Petit Pompier

    Composer: A’Salfo, Arr. Olivier Ble

    • The Sound of Club Secousse, Vol. 1.
    • Crammed Disc CRAW171.
  • Simphiwe Dana

    Hay Ihambo

    Composer: Sinethemba Dana

    • Kulture Noir.
    • Gallo 2564-67809-4.
  • Los Shapis

    El Agua Jal

    Composer: Teodomiro Salazar)

    • The Roots of Chucha 2 –Psychedelic Cumbias from Peru.
    • Crammed Discs Craw 73.
  • Os Keizos

    Comboio

    • Angola Soundtrack –Special Sounds from Luanda 1965-1678.
    • Analog Africa AACD069.
  • Studio Session

    • Amit Chaudhuri

      On Broadway - postcolonial version

      Performers: Adam Moore (electric guitar); Owen Morgan (bass); Matt Hodges (piano); Haniff Khan (tabla)

      • BBC Recording by sound engineers James Birtwistle and Gill Drable, October 2010.
    • Amit Chaudhuri

      One fine day

      Composer: Frank Loesser, Arr. Chaudhuri Performers: Adam Moore (electric guitar); Owen Morgan (bass); Matt Hodges (piano); Haniff Khan (tabla)

      • BBC Recording by sound engineers James Birtwistle and Gill Drable, October 2010.
  • Vavamuffin

    Prawda Policyjna

    Composer: Krzysztof Fląt

    • Revolution Disco.
    • Trikont US-0403.
  • Tiken Jah Fakoly

    African revolution

    • African Revolution.
    • Wrasse Records WRASS275.
  • Mercedes Sosa

    Volver a los 17

    Composer: Violeta Parra, Arr. Jose Luis Castiñeira de Dios Performers: Omar Espinosa (guitar/charango); Jose Luis Castiñeira de Dios (bajo/guitar); Domingo Cura (percussion)

    • Mercedes Sosa en Argentina.
    • SG Discos.
  • Studio Session

    • Amit Chaudhuri

      Good Vibrations

      Composer: Frank Loesser, Arr. Chaudhuri Performers: Adam Moore (electric guitar); Owen Morgan (bass); Matt Hodges (piano); Haniff Khan (tabla)

      • BBC Recording by sound engineers James Birtwistle and Gill Drable, October 2010.
  • Dhoad Gypsies of Rajasthan

    Experience of Colours

    • Roots Travellers.
    • World Village 450014.
  • The Creole Choir of Cuba

    La Mal de Travay

    • Tande la.
    • Real World Records.
  • The Golden Gate Quartet

    Cry Sometime

    Composer: Clyde Wright/Mitchell Wright

    • Incredible.
    • Dixie Frog DFGCD8700.
  • Khusugtun

    Toroi Bandi

    • Khusugtun.
    • Propix Productions.
  • Agnes Obel

    Philharmonics

    Composer: Agnes Obel

    • Philharmonics.
    • PIAS Records PIASR195CDX.
  • Iz

    'Uili E

    • Somewhere over the Rainbow.
    • Decca Promo CD.
  • Thandiswa Mazwai

    Thongo Iam

    • Ibokwe.
    • Gallo Records CDGRUB122.

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