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Album Review

Talvin Singh & Rakesh Chaurasia: Vira

Read "Vira" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Tabla player and producer Talvin Singh has assembled a uniformly rich variety of electronic music on record, usually in collaboration with other musicians. On Vira he joins Rakesh Chaurasia for a meditative journey through the heart of the Indian musical tradition. It's an exception for Singh, and he's surprisingly effective in this acoustic context: a return to roots, if you will.

While Vira (which means “brotherhood") may bear Singh's name first, it's equally if not predominantly a document ...


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