This CD is a true feast for both the ears and the soul. A joyful and serene exploration of the bonds between the classical Indian music forms and the flamenco. Thereby portraing the legacy of the gypsies which originally came from Rajastan bringing the rhythms and melodies of India to Europe. (A legacy also explored in the collaboration between Paco De Lucia and John McLaughlin)
Amazing how Anoushka Shankar's musical universe has grown from her debut with competent but tentative interpretations of her father's music. To highly succesful experiments with the fusion of the classical tradition and modern day electronica on Rise
and Breathing Under Water
. Constantly developing and expanding both her compositoric and improvisational skills.
This album is beautifully diverse and innovative. Among the highlights - though all tracks are exquisite - are the guitar/sitar duet "Boy Meets Girls" with Pepe Habichuela and the infectious titletrack.
Marvelous and essential for all lovers of world music, the beauty of the sitar and the spirit of musical adventure.