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31 Jan. 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 7 Feb. 2011
  • Release Date: 31 Jan. 2011
  • Label: Outerindia
  • Copyright: (c) Outerindia
  • Total Length: 53:02
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  • ASIN: B004GZ70TE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 63,880 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By pinkjazz on 18 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Susheela Raman, born in London from Tamil parents, is almost a household name in France, but isn't as well known as she should be. That's partly because her consistently innovative records have tended to confuse her followers.
Basically, she hails from the movement of immigrant and second-generation musicians from the Indian subcontinent based in Britain, who perform a fusion of traditional and classical forms from their homeland with contemporary beats and dancehall tracks from Western Europe.
She began work on the idea of fusing Indian classical forms with more contemporary Western ones.
Her first album "Salt Rain" from 2000, which looks more and more like a classic in retrospect, was tinged with jazziness, with some highly memorable tunes like "Ganapati" and "Maya", with an amusing take on "Trust in Me (The Python's Song)" from Disney's "The Jungle BookJungle Book 2 [DVD]".
It won her a fervent following, a BBC World Music Award and the love of the world music crowd.
Her next albums have veered from takes on Ethiopian pop in "Love Trap" to Dylanesque lyrics in English culminating in an adventurous album, "33 1/3", of cover versions including "Like a Rolling Stone" and a wonderfully re-imagined version of Hendrix's "Voodoo Child", which usually makes for a delirious encore in her concerts.
The world music contingent was, in general, frankly baffled (other critics liked this album the best).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Selvaraj V M Muthuraja on 2 Sept. 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is an amazing album and breaks new ground. Susheelas rendition of old tamil devotionals is just not of this world but divine. Her interpretations help to transit these old tamil devotional classisc onto a new generation.

These great songs which were a joy to my generation will continue to move the next one. Enjoyed them immensely. Having grown up with the originals as a child, felt unabated enthusiasm for this fresh and original renditions and wish there was more of this genre. It surely touches one to the core.

Let the purists take exception. It is better a living tradition that is able to reinvent itself then one in its purity that moves into oblivion.

Hope we will get to see and hear more of this. Well done lass, would have been so proud of you if you were my own kid. Still so delighted you are a gift to all and thank you for it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andy on 17 May 2012
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Having never heard of Susheela Raman before, I saw her and her band perform on a French TV channel, which I happened upon while channel flicking. I thought the music sounded really interesting,and the performance of it also visually appealing, so researched a bit. The album's quite difficult to describe; an exciting fusion of Western indie/rock and traditional Tamil music is my fairly superficial attempt. It contains some strong religious imagery, particularly on the last song, Cargo, and I love her pronunciation of the Old Testament prophet Ezekiel's name. Susheela Raman deserves a much wider audience than I suspect she has.
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Susheela is steadily becoming a icon for musicans of her genre - the creative blend of indian and western musical modes. This record, with an enorous, critical contribution from herr guitarist and long term producer/ collaborator/partner Sam Mills, is lottle short of a masterpiece and deserves even wider appreciation than nit has had so far
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