The Monsoons Are Here

Nipon Haque

Susheela Raman A few days ago Trina recommended listening to Susheela Raman, an acclaimed British Indian artist. Ever since I am in a trance, captivated by the magic of Susheela Raman’s music. Born in England and grown up in Australia, Susheela Raman returned to her Tamil roots at the age of 22 to explore South Indian music. The result is a great fusion of the east and the west. Equally adept in classical Carnatic music and western jazz and blues, she was nominated for a BBC World Music Award in 2006. She has come up with 4 albums till date – Salt Rain (2001), Love Trap (2003), Music for Crocodiles (2005) and 33 1/3 (2007).

I am also listening to another band suggested by trina again. 1 Giant Leap – a concept band founded by Jamie Catto and Duncan Bridgeman. They travel thoughout the world and work with musicians from other countries. Their debut album 1 Giant Leap (2002) features artists from all around the world including Asha Bhonsle and Robbie Williams among others.

What better way to enjoy the monsoons than remain cooped up inside and listen to some great absorbing music!

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