Sultans Of String / Subcontinental Drift
Album:Subcontinental Drift Collection:World
Artist:Sultans Of String Added:Feb 2016

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-03-06 Pull Date:2016-05-08 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:May 1Apr 17Apr 10Apr 3Mar 20Mar 13

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 01, 2018:Melange
Blowin' In The Wind
4.Apr 28, 2016:Melange
A Heart Does What It Does, Blowin' In The Wind
2.Jul 27, 2017:melange
Journey To Freedom
5.Apr 27, 2016:4-27-2016
Ho Jamalo
3.Apr 29, 2016:Music Casserole
Blowin' In The Wind
6.Apr 14, 2016:Galactic Travel Playlists
Ho Jamalo

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-03-02 
Sitar master Anwar Khurshid guest stars on this CD made by Canadians of Lebanese-Egyptian, Indian and European backgrounds; great sound; great texture; the best kind of fusion music with a rock sensibility that should make it widely appealing

NO FCC's; Favorite Tracks: 3, 6, 8, 10

1- 3:30 – Indian crossed with Irish sounding fiddle –bent notes with jig-type rhythms; weird but fun, a little George Harrison-esque; very upbeat

2-2:32-- medley of Irish fiddle song brought to India under the Raj with Hindi lyrics and their own “Rouge River Valley” – lively

*3-6:40 –traditional Sindhi song, updated and sung in both Sindhi and Sudanese dialect, beautiful vocals

4-4:19-- quieter, more contemplative; contemporary vocal with Eastern and Western backing

5-3:42-- “Blowin' in the Wind” Indian style with vocals and sitar; more upbeat and lively than Dylan's searching original, bridge in Indian language is interesting

*6-5:37-”Snake Charmer” – inspired by traditional tune – starts slow, speeds up; repetition hints at improv, rich with sound and texture

7-7:02- female and then male singer vocalize in Sindhi with guitar accompaniment; turns into an anthem

*8-3:57- violin intro, Celtic vibe, “Journey to Freedom,” then sitar takes center stage with fiddle doubling; nice!

9-3:58- slower, guitar and synth with drums underneath; 7/4 rhythm; a little mysterious

*10-4:23—contemplative; big sitar sound; Urdu lyrics; nice harmonics; soaring vocals

Track Listing
1.Enter The Gate 6.Snake Charmer
2.Rakes Of Mallow/Rouge River Valley 7.Parchaan Shaal Panhwar
3.Ho Jamalo 8.Journey To Freedom
4.A Place To Call Home 9.Subcontinental Drift
5.Blowin' In The Wind 10.A Heart Does What It Does