Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma is a master of the santoor which is a similar instrument to the hammered dulcimer. Sharma is the son of Shivkumar Sharma and both father and son are renowned for their skill on this instrument.

They have transformed it from a Kashmiri folk item to a respected instrument in Indian classical circles.

Rahul Sharma recorded Music of the Himalayas in 2002. The album is a beautiful live recording of intricate and soul-stirring instrumental music that evokes the atmosphere of the breathtaking Himalayas.

The album brings together expertly both traditional folk and classical influences.

Further reading

Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan’s classic album Shahbaaz re-issued to mark 30th anniversary

This traditional album was recorded live at Real World Studios during the Mustt Mustt sessions.

Sitarist Jasdeep Singh Degun signs to Real World Records and shares debut track, Veer

The Leeds-based musician has dedicated the track to the memory of his younger brother, Taran.

Track of the day: ‘Kurunba’ by Rokia Koné & Jacknife Lee

'Kurunba' is the second single from the forthcoming album BAMANAN.

Nick Page (1960-2021)

Nick's work can be heard on albums by Dub Colossus, Syriana, Los de Abajo and Temple of Sound.