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ARTIST
TITLE
Samaagam
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
WORLD 468102 WORLD 468102
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RELEASE DATE
5/9/2011

"In the Sanskrit language, the word samaagam translates as, 'a confluence or flowing together.' The Sikhi Wiki website describes Samaagam as, 'an important gathering or meeting...to celebrate, announce or exchange ideas of great communal value.' These definitions offer insight into the music on Samaagam, an exquisite new recording teaming Indian sarod virtuoso Amjad Ali Khan with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by David Murphy. This stunning collaborative work suggests by its very nature a powerful and significant unification. While many musicians have attempted to forge East-meets-West connections, rarely have they been as successful in creating as seamless and exhilarating a bond. For Khan, this album is a dream fulfilled. An admirer of European classical music, Khan long harbored a desire to fuse the magnificence of the Western orchestra with the traditions of the raga."