|Religious Chants From India: Sikh, Buddhist, Hindu CD (1999) |
Tape Deck Cleaner CD music Recorded in the Field between 1954 & 1973. Includes liner notes by Deben Bhattacharya.
An intriguing concept, this album contains a devotional chant or two from each of six or so religious sects within India. Hinduism is represented with a pair of chants from Rattan Mohan Sharma, Jainism is represented by its holiest chant, and Sikhism with a nice khyal from the Singh brothers. Islam, and more specifically Sufism, is represented by works in the qawwal vein from Abida Parveen and Shafqat Ali Khan. Buddhism has a chant, and even the rarer Bauls are represented with a work. Many of the chants include what seems like some unnecessary instrumentation, ...