Sampradaya

Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma

Released 01 February 1999

  1. Alap / Jorh / Jhalla
  2. Rupak Taal / Adha Taal
  3. Teen Taal

Liner notes

Raga Janasammohini – a tranquil evening raga of serene and liquid beauty. A newly composed piece from the virtuoso of the santoor (a trapezoid-shaped instrument of the hammered dulcimer family), an instrument rare in the Indian tradition. In the past three decades, Shiv Kumar Sharma has established a lineage of disciples including his son, Rahul, who is featured in this recording. Both father and son play the duet or ‘jugalbandi’, accompanied by Shafaat Ahmed Khan on tabla and Manorama Sharma on tanpura. Produced by John Leckie, the album was recorded at Real World Studios during the 1998 Real World Recording Week.

Listen

Further Listening

  • Moksha

    Amjad Ali Khan

    Released 24 April 2005

    There are no musicians in India with a lineage as long and illustrious as Amjad Ali Khan's. It stretches back in an unbroken link over 200 years. On this Indian classical album, he offers the listener a variety of ragas, including folk music from two beautiful states of India - West Bengal and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Rama Sreerama

    U. Srinivas

    Released 26 June 1994

    U Srinivas is the child prodigy of Karnatak music who has taken the mandolin, an instrument unknown in India, to unique classical heights. A recording of an exquisite, candle-lit live performance at Real World Studios.

Further reading

Debut EP by Montparnasse Musique out now on Real World X

Featuring collaborations with Kasai Allstars, Konono Nº1, Basokin and Mbongwana Star.

Real World signs Hannah Peel and Paraorchestra

We are delighted to announce the signing of Hannah Peel and Paraorchestra for forthcoming album The...

Track of the day: ‘Curfew’ by Khalab & M’berra Ensemble

'Curfew' is taken from the forthcoming album M'berra, out on 23 April 2021.

A Code of Signals: Exploring the symbolism of Loney dear’s album art

Each flag on the cover art of Loney dear's new album and singles means something different.