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Review of Clap & Applause

Clap & Applause

Coreyah

Plankton Music

Rating: ★★★★

From K-drama on Netflix to K-beauty in Boots, South Korea has been on a remarkable rise to prominence in the...

Reviewed by Liam Izod in issue: November/2020

Review of Pakistan is for the Peaceful

Pakistan is for the Peaceful

Ustad Saami

Top of the World

Glitterbeat Records

Rating: ★★★★★

This is an incredible performance by Pakistani master vocalist Ustad Saami, one that demands that you listen and re-listen to...

Reviewed by Maria Lord in issue: November/2020

Review of Compassion

Compassion

Lama Lobsang Palden and Jim Becker

Drag City

Rating: ★★

Jim Becker, a Chicago-based musician, and Lama Lobsang Palden, a Tibetan yoga teacher and healer now living in the US,...

Reviewed by James Catchpole in issue: November/2020

Review of Time Does Not Exist for Light

Time Does Not Exist for Light

Josh Feinberg

Worlds Within Worlds

Rating: ★★★★

One shouldn’t have to begin by pointing out that sitar player Josh Feinberg is American, but non-Indian sitarists of this...

Reviewed by Simon Broughton in issue: November/2020

Review of Obi

Obi

Yutaka Oyama

Sony Music

Rating: ★★★

Yutaka Oyama is a master of the Tsugaru shamisen school in Japan, having learned at the foot of his grandfather,...

Reviewed by James Catchpole in issue: October/2020

Review of Essence of Raga Tala

Essence of Raga Tala

Kuljit Bhamra

Top of the World

ARC Music

Rating: ★★★★

Here tabla maestro Kuljit Bhamra has put together a rather eclectic but very enjoyable selection of tracks, many which he...

Reviewed by Maria Lord in issue: October/2020

Review of Titik Api

Titik Api

Harry Roesli

La Munai Racords

Rating: ★★★★

Harry Roesli was a political and social activist and prominent member of the tradisi baru (new tradition) Indonesian artists who...

Reviewed by Andy Channing in issue: October/2020

Review of Inner World

Inner World

Dalai Lama

Khandro

Rating: ★★★

One can imagine Bono’s wrap-around shades turning green with envy when he heard that the New Zealand duo Junelle and...

Reviewed by Nigel Williamson in issue: October/2020

Review of Folk Music of China Vol 7: Folk Songs of the Yi and Qiang Tribes in Sichuan & Yunnan

Folk Music of China Vol 7: Folk Songs of the Yi and Qiang Tribes in Sichuan & Yunnan

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Naxos World

Rating: ★★★

This might not be an easy-listening album, but it takes one on a rare cultural tour to hear the music...

Reviewed by Mu Qian in issue: Aug/Sept/2020

Review of Wayfinder

Wayfinder

Mohamed Assani

Mohamed Assani

Rating: ★★★

This recording from Canada-based sitarist Mohamed Assani successfully combines the melodic sophistication of the Hindustani tradition with a more contemporary...

Reviewed by Maria Lord in issue: Aug/Sept/2020

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