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Ghorar Deem Express: Ghorar Deem Express

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The expression “ghorar deem" is Bengali. It means “the horse's egg," and it's used to convey a sense of the absurd, which is, in essence, the heartbeat of this collaboration between some Dutch and American musicians. The CD contains elements of funk, jazz, rock, and rap, and it's something different, even new, driven by manic tempos and sporting frantic rapping (sometimes in Bengali) that sits side-by-side with complex thematic expositions, lean and mean backbeats, boppish saxophone improvisations, and thick ensemble dissonance. Something different? Absolutely.

Humor plays a prominent role for the Ghorar Deem Express. The most obvious example seems to ...



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