Ghazal: Lost Songs of the Silk Road

Ghazal: Lost Songs of the Silk Road

by Kayhan KalhorKayhan Kalhor


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Not just a drop-dead gorgeous feat of traditional improvisation-windswept, hallowed, and ancient -- Ghazal is actually a cutting-edge postmodern document. Iran's foremost exponent of the kemancheh, a small spike fiddle, Kayhan Kalhor teamed up with two Indian masters to find the common ancestor of Persian and Indian classical traditions -- the dastgah and raga, respectively. Having made acquaintances only 20 minutes before sitting down to record, Kalhor, sitarist Shujaat Husain Khan, and tablist Swapan Chaudhuri tap into a relationship that goes back thousands of years, when the Silk Road brought commodities and cultural traffic to and from the Middle East and the Subcontinent. Kalhor's solo, Scattering Stars Like Dust, is equally haunting.

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Release Date: 09/23/1997
Label: Shanachie
UPC: 0016351649621
catalogNumber: 64096
Rank: 37686

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