WEAVING MY
ANCESTORS' VOICES

 

 

 

 

   


Sheila:

Yup, infact it's amalgam of devotional pieces. I suppose it's a let up on the album in the sense that it's not quite as challenging as "Speaking" or "Dhyana and Donalogue" and I think sometimes you need to be able to sink into a nice vocal.

John:

Yeah sure, I mean a little bit of, a little bit of lyricism goes a long way, when you're being experimental.

Sheila:

Yes.

John:

Well, let's hear it. Ahh, before we do, Sheila, it's been a real pleasure meeting you and having you here in the studio. Thanks very much for dropping by.

Sheila:

Thank you, my pleasure.

John:

Good luck with the Womad tour. Let's hear it, "Bhajan" from the album, "Weaving My Ancestors' Voices", music by Sheila Chandra on this edition of New Sounds.

THE SONG IS PLAYED

"Bhajan" is the name of that song, from Sheila Chandra and her CD, "Weaving My Ancestors' Voices". Just voice and drone and as Sheila told us, a mixture of several different Bhajans or devotional songs from India. Fascinating recording and my thanks to Sheila Chandra for stopping by for this evening's edition of New Sounds.

It's our nightly programme of lots of different types of new and unusual music, and if you'd like a copy of the play list, obviously it'll only have the one CD on it this time around but, as always the play list will tell you what we've heard and where you can find the recording. This edition of New Sounds, is Programme No.959. Make sure you mention the programme number so we know which play list you want. Our address is New Sounds, C/o WNYC, 1 Center Street, NY, NY, 10007.

I'm John Schaefer, thanks for being with us for tonight's edition of New Sounds. It's been our monthly new releases edition of the programme and obviously we've focused on a single new release, this time around. I hope you'll join us again tomorrow for another edition of New Sounds.

A SONG IS PLAYED

Sheila Chandra and a song called "Sacred Stones", rounding out this edition of New Sounds. This is WNYC.FM 93.9, New York, public radio.

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