Chinmaya Dunster & Celtic Ragas Band — Karma Circles (2003)
Audio CD (October 7, 2003)
Original Release Date: October 7, 2003
Number of Discs: 1
Label: New Earth Records
Expert East/West fusion musician Chinmaya Dunster returns with beautiful musical and spiritual soundscapes of Celtic meets East Indian sound. In the spirit of the internationally acclaimed CD Celtic Ragas, Chinmaya and the Celtic Ragas Band come together again to present this inspired and celebratory follow-up.
Karma Circles embodies a unique musical synthesis of East and West. Born in Britain, Chinmaya has spent most of his adult life in India. His Celtic Ragas Band is from Gujarat, Scotland, Germany, Morocco, Manipur….
Celtic and Indian motifs circle and dance, and an ancient landscape comes alive through 21st century sounds. Sarod, tablas and bamboo flute fuse with electronics, bass, and drums.
Chinmaya Dunster ? «Karma Circles»:
In India a profound musical moment will be greeted by spontaneous outbursts of ‘Wah!’ from the listeners. Wah! is wow, deep appreciation, being touched inside by music. This CD is my ‘Wah!’ to the wonderful musicians who play on it. I touch my earlobe to them. (In India when a great musician’s name is mentioned, other musicians will touch their earlobes as a gesture of respect.) Without them my music and my heart would be so much less.
Song Title Time
1. The Circles Makers 5:12
2. Wedding In Kotre 5:11
3. Chance Finding 5:09
4. The Hollow Hills 5:03
5. Kaunsi Kannada 5:50
6. Bhattiyali 4:55
7. A Meeting Place Of Friends 5:48
8. Manipuri Megh 7:09
You can't help but let go and move your body with this music.
Expert East/West fusion musician Chinmaya Dunster returns with beautiful musical and spiritual soundscapes of Celtic meets East Indian sound. In the spirit of the internationally acclaimed CD Celtic Ragas, Chinmaya and the Celtic Ragas Band come together again to present this inspired and celebratory follow-up
Excellent, March 1, 2004 By "nacdownunder" (Concord , New Hampshire)
I caught the last few minutes of a song that was played on NPR. I did some research and found out it was by chinmaya. I have always been a big fan of world / fusion music and thought i would give it a try and went and purchased the album.
Circle Makers the first song is the pick of the album. The violin and the accordian form a magic bond and the sounds it is producting is amazing.
I reallty liked the whole album and have been listening to it non stop at work.