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Chants Of India

By: Ravi Shankar, George Harrison

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Ravi Shankar Artist Snapshot:

A master of the sitar as well as a famous experimenter with its classical forms, Ravi Shankar is probably the world's best-known Indian musician. First recorded in 1936, he has had a rich career spanning seven decades. His mentoring of the Beatles during the height of their fame in the 1960s helped bring Shankar to the attention of Western audiences. But his influence extends far beyond Western pop, and he has spent much of his career bridging the gap between musical cultures.

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DISC 1 for Chants Of India Album By Ravi Shankar
1   Vandanaa Trayee - Ravi Shankar, Traditional
2   Omkaaraaya Namaha
3   Vedic Chanting
4   Asato Maa
5   Sahanaa Vavatu
6   Poornamadah
7   Gaayatri
8   Mahaa Mrityunjaya
9   Veenaa-Murali
10   Geetaa
11   Mangalam - Ravi Shankar, Shankar, Ravi
12   Hari Om - Ravi Shankar, Shankar, Ravi
13   Svara Mantra - Ravi Shankar, Shankar, Ravi
14   Vedic Chanting
15   Prabhujee - Ravi Shankar, Shankar, Ravi
16   Sarve Shaam

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Product Notes

Mantram is Ravi Shankar's effort to set Sanskrit chants from ancient Hindu scriptures to music, and the result is a captivating mix of chant and music. Produced by George Harrison, this collection of mantras and prayers from the Vedas, Upanishads, and other scriptures powerfully transports the listener to a place of peace where it's possible to be one with the universe. It's as if a heavy, enveloping cloak of serenity falls from the dark, floating sounds of cello opening the CD. Shankar employs flute, tamboura, harp, and other instruments to accent the mighty "Om" thread that weaves itself through the cloth of this album, bringing together deep, ominous voices with delicate, earthly instruments. One looking for extensive Shankar sitar might be disappointed, but the beauty of this artist's creativity and spiritual vision sweeps one away into a larger, more meaningful listening experience. Highly recommended. --Karen Karleski

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