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|Chinmaya Dunster, Vidroha Jamie|
Genres: World Music, New Age
Celtic Ragas is a musical love affair between Celtic and Indian instrumentation. The strings of Dunster's sarod and Jamie's guitar eloquently meld into rich, flowing melodies making the similarities between the musical tra... more »
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Celtic Ragas is a musical love affair between Celtic and Indian instrumentation. The strings of Dunster's sarod and Jamie's guitar eloquently meld into rich, flowing melodies making the similarities between the musical traditions of these two cultures apparent.
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"This engaging and often startingly beautiful instrumental CD speaks of an ancient kinship that links the Celts and the peoples of southern Asia. To be sure, it isn't easy to reconcile two very different musical traditions -- Celtic music emphasizes harmony, while Indian music emphasizes melody -- but these two very talented musicians (and an equally talented backup ensemble) explore the possible intersections in a number of intriguing ways. A wonderful CD to share for late-night snuggling, reflection or meditation, or serious listening with fellow musicians who wish to explore nuanced intersections between vastly different musical genres."
Rather nice blend of Indian Classical style and Irish music
Colin R. Glassey | Bay Area, CA USA | 10/26/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Its a bit wierd in thinking about it but it sounds very nice. The main instruments are the Sarod and the Guitar.The best tracks are #2 (Mists of Ruantallain), #6 The Goddess, and #7 Wandering Way (very very lovely).In general the temptation to "over produce" the music by adding too many instruments has been avoided (with a couple of exceptions).The individual tracks are actually quite short (in comparison to most Indian Ragas which can last from an hour to three hours). I'd say this record is 70% Celtic and 30% Indian classical. It works for me..."
Everything I hoped
Liz K. | Davis, CA USA | 01/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love international music that fuses divergent styles, but often it comes out noisy, unharmonious or off balance. This is a perfect blend of two of my favorite types of music. Tends toward the quiet and meditative, rather than rowdy or danceable, but it's not bland wallpaper music, either."