Monday, March 17, 2003


Very good feature by Simon Hatterstone on eclectic Indian musician Nitin Sawhney in today's Guardian. One tantalising quotation should suffice:

"Sawhney loves complexity. Take his music. For those who haven't had the pleasure of hearing it, let me try to explain. Take bits of Indian and European classical music, add a bit of blues and jazz, a smidge of hip hop and soul, sprinkle with funk and flamenco, spice with bhangra and dance beats, and Bob's your uncle. Record shops tend to store it under world music, which is ridiculous. The music, composed of all those disparate and complex elements, is somehow pure and emotional, and very beautiful." (c) Guardian Unlimited / Hattenstone.

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