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

A Lantern and a Bell by Loney dear out today

A Lantern and a Bell is the eighth studio album by Emil Svanängen, a.k.a. Loney dear.

M’berra by Khalab & M’berra Ensemble out today

M'berra is a collaboration between electronic artist Khalab and musicians from M'berra refugee camp.

A Lantern and a Bell: Track by Track

Emil Svanängen a.k.a. Loney dear and producer Emanuel Lundgren discuss the new album.

Track of the day: ‘Bitumba’ by Montparnasse Musique

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