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Strings for Peace


Artists: Amjad Ali Khan, Sharon Isbin, Amaan Ali Bangash, Ayaan Ali Bangash and Amit Kavthekar
Label: Zoho
RRP: £13.99
Release Date: 22 May 2020

Strings for Peace, features four compositions by legendary sarod master Amjad Ali Khan based on four popular ragas specifically written and arranged for Sharon Isbin: 'By the Moon - Raga Behag', 'Love Avalanche - Raga Mishra Bhairav', 'Romancing Earth - Raga Pilu' and 'Sacred Evening - Raga Yaman'. Ali Khan, Sharon Isbin, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash are accompanied on the tabla by Amit Kavthekar,

The use of sarod on these four recordings (50 min, 45 sec) pretty much runs the gamut of styles and emotions. It's a beautiful instrument and its versatility is showcased perfectly here.

While the tracks incorporate several sarods, guitar and tabla, the more reflective moments come with a single sarod.

For collector's of intricate and soothing music, Strings for Peace is an impressible produced and memorable release.


Nick Smithson

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