Thursday 19 March 2009

V/A - GANGA : Les Musiques du Gange (1999)


Ganga: Les Musiques du Gange is a three-disc set of whimsical worldbeats, featuring the talent and beauty of the Music and Dance Academy of India. More appropriately, this album is a perfect reflection of the spiritual instrumentals found in music of this part of the world. ~ MacKenzie Wilson, All Music Guide


This amazing compilation represents a series of significant "roots recordings" of Indian popular music, including chants (mantras), instrumental music and impressive natural soundscapes.
Most of the music was collected impromptu along the margins of the Great Mother Ganga: the Ganges River, the most sacred river in India (captured all the way from the spring [in the Himalayas] to the mouth of the Ganges river).
The sound quality of this triple CD is astonishing and this fact allows an intimate and profound sound voyage to the listener. ~ Ludwig Vanessa



Disc: I

(Mantras) At Gaumukh, the Source of the Ganges (2:05)
(Conch) Call to Prayer at the Temple of Gangotri (2:31)
Ganga Stuti (The Legend of Ganga) (5:19)
(Pungi) At Devprayag (5:19)
Ganapati Upanishad (4:52)
(Dhol) Percussion Ensemble (3:24)
Nautanki T Kanpur (2:36)
Trveni at Allahabad (1:38)
Badhaiyya (7:47)
Gaona Geet (The Bride's Farewell) (3:27)
Kajari (A Popular Melody of the Mirzapur Region) (7:01)
Nirgun Pad, from the Benares Region (4:25)
(Hori) Mishra Kafi Raga, by Chhannu Lal Mishra (13:29)

Disc: II

Hanuman Arati (3:48)
Birha (7:33)
Pachra (9:21)
Khari Birha (2:23)
Kevat Ka Sohar (2:28)
Kilona, Toy-Song for Childern, Patna Region (2:28)
Banni Mata Ka Geet (2:43)
Tantric Rite (4:25)
Sohar (6:08)
Kohbar (4:49)
Ropni Geet (3:55)
Kajri Dhun [Shahnai Tune for Dawn at Jahangira] (4:59)

Disc: III

Domni Song (3:29)
(Jatsar) A Million Song (3:48)
(Vivah Geet) (7:11)
(Lori) A Cradle Song (3:40)
Hori Jogria (4:49)
Ma Melinir Gaan (3:48)
Patar Banshi (3:55)
Ô Doyal (6:32)
Manush, Baul Song (7:47)
Bhataiali, Boatman's Song (1:10)
Murshidi, Mystic Minestrel's Song (4:16)
Bhashan, Behula Legend (2:07)
Kali Kirtana, of Andul (Suburb of Calcutta) (9:06)


linkdisc1 | linkdisc2 | linkdisc3 _ all@320

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this amazing stuff. Does it also includes some liner notes or booklet?

Anonymous said...

Absolutely amazing. Thank you SO much for posting this. Stunning sacred music.

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