Various Artists / Rough Guide India
Album: Rough Guide India   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jul 2002
Label:World Music Network  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-09-09 Pull Date: 2002-11-11 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 20 Oct 13 Sep 22 Sep 15
Airplays: 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 03, 2010: Music Casserole
4. Feb 29, 2008: No Cover, No Minimum
2. Feb 20, 2010: Music Casserole
Desh, Dehati
5. Apr 24, 2007: Into the Nada
Sun Ja Dil Ki Dastaan
3. Feb 05, 2010: Something Old, Something New, Something Blue
Aaj Ki Raat
6. Feb 02, 2005: Bigger than Bollywood
Rajasthani Folk Song, Bhairavi

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-01-08
India: Sitar to Bollywood, the Rough Guide to the Music of India

A compilation of music that claims to represent the vast variety of music from the Indian subcontinent. The artists include India’s most celebrated and the compilation has representatives of Hindustani and Carnatic classical music, devotional music, folk music, a local brass band (that plays at Indian weddings amongst other occasions) as well as Hindi film music. All the tracks detailed below are highly recommended!

Track 3: Carnatic (South Indian classical) music is represented by the Chitra Vina (stick zither). A devotional composition, accompanied by the violin and a 2 headed drum (mridangam).

Track 4: A beautiful rendering of the raga Desh on the Mohan Veena (think of a modified Spanish guitar used to play Hindustani classical music).

Track 6: A folk song lullaby with Zakir on the tabla and vocals as well as the Sarangi.

Track 7: Rhythm as melody . If you’ve heard the tabla (an Indian percussion instrument) played before you’ll be surprised by the waves of sound in this track. It features a half-ring of 10 to 16 tablas played at the same time, its called a tabla tarang (tarang = wave).

Track 13: Represents Bollywood as India’s Hindi film industry is popularly known. Haunting melody, film music from the 50-60’s.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Bhosle, Asha Aaj Ki Raat
2. Bapi Das Baul & Baul Bishwa Vhaba Pare
3. Ravikiran Sarasamukhi
4. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt & Swapan Ch Desh
5. Subbulakshmi, M.S. Bruhi Mukundhehi
6. Khan, Sultan & Zakir Hussain Rajasthani Folk Song
7. Maitra, Kamalesh Dehati
8. Carolene Thee Thee
9. New Bharat Brass Band Chamil
10. Gopalnath, Kadri Napali Srirama
11. Khan, Rais & Sultan Khan Bhairavi
12. Musafir Hanji Mara Lalou Sa
13. Kumar, Hemant Sun Ja Dil Ki Dastaan