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Bhattacharya & Brozman / Mahima
Album:Mahima Collection:World
Artist:Bhattacharya & Brozman Added:05/2003
Label:World Music Network 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-06-30 Pull Date:2003-09-01 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:24 Aug10 Aug3 Aug27 Jul20 Jul13 Jul6 Jul

Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 19 Nov 13:Kamla
It's Bollywood, It's Hollywood
4.Wed, 17 Nov 04:Manoneet&Mamta
Bigger than Bollywood
2.Wed, 26 Jan 05:Manoneet&Mamta
Bigger than Bollywood
5.Tue, 16 Nov 04:Harry Inman
At The Cafe Civil
3.Thu, 18 Nov 04:DR D
Sun in Libra, Moon in Pisces
6.Tue, 16 Nov 04:Neepa

Album Review
Reviewed 2003-07-01 
Debashish Bhattacharya & Bob Brozman: Mahima
Label: Riverboat Records/World Music Network
This is a fantastic CD that fuses traditional Indian slide guitar with a Hawaiian slide guitar. The tracks are primarily Indian—themed, as there are several tracks featuring female vocals and Hindi lyrics (some are even based on traditional folk songs). The songs (and sounds) are diverse and varied – a couple of the songs even feature melodies inspired by Spanish & Portuguese music. Indian music shows, please give this CD a try and let me know what you think. All good, but try: 1,2,5,8,9,10,11.
1. Brisk tempo, funky pacing, female vocals, Bollywood meets Hawaiian surf exotica
2. This instrumental has a Spanish flamenco flavor
3. Starts very traditional Indian classical chant-like, then picks up energy
4. An unusual blend of lilting Hawaiian melodies & mesmerizing Indian melodies
5. Cheerful song, playful vocal interplay, lively rhythm – like an Indian street festival
6. Like the climax to a traditional Indian raga – string flourishes & tablas build intensely
7. More Hawaiian-surf-y melodies here – yet somehow it maintains a very Indian sound
8. A more sentimental song of love – female vocals & flowing ocean-themed melodies
9. Apparently influenced by Portuguese themes (Goa was a colony of Portugal)
10. A traditional camel decorating song – w/ nice female vocals, definitely a traditional folksy village flair
11. A slow, relaxed, and meandering lullabye – very Hawaiian

Track Listing
1.Bahu Dur Dur 6.Bana Mali
2.Sur-O-Lahari 7.Jibaner Gan
3.Tagore Street Blues 8.Sujan Re
4.Maa 9.Konkani Memories
5.Digi Digi Dom Dom 10.Loomba Re Loomba