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Roots & Wings
Shelia Chandra
Roots & Wings
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
 
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Roots & Wings speaks to the giddy process of exploration without benefit of a map. It tells a story of creation from the middle, reaching back and venturing forth. By merit of her astounding body of work from her youthful ...  more »

      

CD Details

All Artists: Shelia Chandra
Title: Roots & Wings
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Narada
Original Release Date: 1/1/2000
Re-Release Date: 4/25/2000
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Dance & Electronic, World Music, Pop
Styles: Ambient, Far East & Asia, India & Pakistan, India
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724384908621, 017046177948, 0724384908652, 724384908652

Synopsis

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Roots & Wings speaks to the giddy process of exploration without benefit of a map. It tells a story of creation from the middle, reaching back and venturing forth. By merit of her astounding body of work from her youthful gig with Monsoon to her solo output (in addition to brand-name recognition garnered from Peter Gabriel's Real World label), the time is ripe for singer Sheila Chandra. Roots & Wings, originally recorded after a nearly five-year hiatus and released in 1990, is a promise fulfilled. Listening now to Roots, one can sense that Chandra's work sounds both ingenuous and naive, a heady harmonic cycle of wordless utterances with stripped down multi-ethnic accompaniment. Both stark and lush, these pieces are marvelously phoenix-like, peaking in magnificent crescendo only to burn and be reborn. --Paige La Grone

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CD Reviews

Wow.
08/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Over the last few years I've become somewhat saturated in East-Indian influenced music. For the longest time, my personal favorite was Peter Gabriel's "Passion" (the soundtrack to Last Temptation). I'm into everything from Ar Rahman and Jai Uttal to Krishna Das, Joi, and Bally Sagoo (for those of you who want to try Bally Sagoo, get Ballywood Flashback II...I heard this while walking along a street in Toronto and bought it on the spot. Bhangra is SO cool!)But the best of the best, I have to say, is Sheila Chandra. Specifically, "Roots & Wings." Her voice is other-worldly and is supported by waves of tablas, congas, gongs, bells, zings, drones...An amazing album to have sex to....Astonishingly good. I also enjoy "A Bone Crone Drone" and the western-influenced "Monsoon," but "Roots & Wings" stands waaaay above them both."
Inspirational
05/07/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Both haunting and exhilarating. Very rich and spiritually connected. A lovely blend of modern and traditional music that is remenicent of both Celtic and Eastern melodies. Very inspirational."
An exquisite first journey.. Like going through a doorway.
D. Bolter | 08/10/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Being an early fan of "raga-rock" and other eastern-type music years ago, I had since left it for more acoustic pop stylings. A few years ago I walked into the Borders in Minneapolis with my wife and when I sat down to read some books, I was totally mesmerized by the chants drifting over the speakers, practically lifting me up out of my chair and inviting me on a journey of exploration. Sort of a truthfulness I hadn't been aware of. I HAD to have the album! It was Shelia's 'Roots and Wings' - and I play it at home still whenever I have the chance.

It's outstanding background music for relaxing, letting the bonds of time just slip away (seriously..). Obviously this may sound "new ageish", but even from my Christian viewpoint, it's still a delightful trip for the senses."