Country : India / Israel / United Kingdom Label : Nonesuch Genres and styles : Electro / Qawwali / Rom Year : 2015
Shye Ben Tzur, Jonny Greenwood, The Rajasthan Express


· by Alain Brunet

Residing in India for more than the last decade, Israeli composer Shye Ben Tzur and British composer, guitarist and Radiohead member Jonny Greenwood team up here with musicians from Rajasthan, a region of India northwest of the capital, New Delhi. Apart from slight Western additions to the orchestral layout, this collaborative project is inspired above all by different musical traditions in Rajasthan, including qawwali, sacred Sufi song, and the music of the famous Romani people (Roma, Sinti, Romanichal, etc.), originally from this region. The meeting was a happy one, sometimes ecstatic, always respectful, all tied together by Greenwood.

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