Mudgal Shubha/Ursula Rucker/Business Class Refugees / No Stranger Here
Album: No Stranger Here   Collection:World
Artist:Mudgal Shubha/Ursula Rucker/Business Class Refugees   Added:May 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-09-28 Pull Date: 2012-11-30 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Nov 4 Oct 14 Oct 7
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 11, 2015: Clean Copper Radio
Something Is Still Missing
4. Oct 13, 2012: Music Casserole
2. Aug 30, 2013: the long form
Above All Else/Ya Kareem
5. Oct 04, 2012: The Sunset Life
When I Was/Jab Mein Tha
3. Nov 03, 2012: The Sunset Life (Longform Edition)
Above All Else/Ya Kareem

Album Review
Kamla Bhatt
Reviewed 2012-09-26
Shubha Mudgal - 1008997

This is an unusual album that combines traditional Indian classical music with modern electronica elements around the works of 15thc Indian poet Kabir. Shuba Mudgal is a well-known Hindustani classical musician & Ursula Rucker is a spoken word artist/poet from Philly.

Recommended tracks: 1,3,4,9.
1. Slow to medium where Mudgal’s powerful voice soars above a mix of old/new electronic music bed.
2. Slow and it has that slow rhythm of a bhajan, which are religious hymns sung in slow & deliberate way & sometimes pick up pace towards the end.
3. Rucker’s spoken words open this track that has an interesting beat.
4. Bright opening like a new day being born with Mudgal’s vocals. Mellow.
5. Slow track that is typically played in the late evenings, around dusk when the sun goes down.
6. Spoken words & a social commentary mixed with Mudgal’s vocals. Unusual & interest mix of traditional Indian classical with American spoken words.
7. Spoken words by Rucker, who has an interesting delivery technique.
8. Has a Middle Eastern element to it. Slow, it is almost like traveling on a really, slow train ride.
9. Interesting track, where Mudgal excels. The track also highlights the fusion of old & new musical elements.

Kamla Sept 26, 2012

Track Listing
1. Seraphim Tones   5. A Stranger Here
2. Drunk In Love/Diwaana   6. Searching For You
3. Steadfast   7. Something Is Still Missing
4. When I Was/Jab Mein Tha   8. Above All Else/Ya Kareem
  9. Outsider/Pardesi