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Recordings of The World Festival of Sacred Music

17 10 2010

A festival presented in April 2000, in Bangalore by Tibet House, the Cultural Centre of H.H. Dalai Lama

Also available as a 36 pages luxury digipack, delightfully illustrated by ace-photographers Roland & Sabrina Michaud. 12 tracks, 66 minutes on SR022.





Sarod Variations

1 10 2010

The first volume from the Sarod Workshop of Bhargav Mistry

Re-emerging from the deep meditation of his latest album Shanti Mantras and before embarking onto his next opus, composer Bhargav Mistry takes here a break to enjoy a carefree handling of his Sarod in Cool Jazz mode, inviting us to a pleasurable Easy Listening.

While one is close to the gods and far from men on a Tiger Hill near Udaipur, the other never travelled the Road to India.

Corrado Rossi lives in the ancient Italian Lombard city of Bergamo, in the foothills of the Alps, which has a continuous and well-documented musical tradition of more than 800 years.

Mistry and Rossi have never met. They discovered each other’s music through MySpace, made friends on Facebook and exchanged their audio files through digital clouds. One exchange led to another until they realized that they had enough material for an entire album!

This Indian Fusion project came as a breath of fresh air for jazz composer and multi-instrumentist Corrado Rossi who composes regularly for film and television and whose style reveals a great kinship with Eric Serra’s soundtrack of the 80’s “Le Grand Bleu” – (“Big Blue” which was also film director Luc Besson’s first international blockbuster) – and adds a cinematic quality to Mistry‘s sarod blues.

These tracks, entirely composed and recorded via Internet, are bright and carefree and illustrate the lifestyle of modern urban India. They could make a great sound score for images of contemporary India.

CD – 9 titles – 39 minutes – digipack designed by Roshni Desai – to be released in India on October 20th, 2010, Digital distribution is already available





Decorating the Falaknuma Palace with Music

19 09 2010

Passed on for generations like a precious jewel, The Falaknuma Palace or ‘Mirror of the Sky’ was the royal guest-house of Nizam Mehboob Ali Khan of Hyderabad.

Designed by an Italian Architect in the late 19th century and after ten years of sensitive restoration by the Taj group, this scorpion shape Palace houses the most unique collection of Jade in the world, the largest collection of Venetian Chandeliers and a library, replica of Windsor castle’s library, storing the finest collection of Qurans in India.

Silk Road Communications added the very final touch of the decoration by curating a selection of music whose splendour and nostalgia is enhancing the reality of guests’ experience to fantasy a past they haven’t lived, yet.

Sit in the Nizam’s study and listen:





introducing Namgyal Lhamo

7 03 2010

Namgyal Lhamo is one of the few, and perhaps the last, exponent of Tibetan traditional singing and Tibetan Opera (Lhamo) to be born in Tibet.

After taking refuge in India at a the age of 8, Namgyal Lhamo was recognized as a child prodigy and trained for 14 years under the greatest masters of Tibetan Opera and Classical Music at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) set up by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamshala (India).

Lhamo’s training and discipline over the years has given rise to an exclusive sound that emits multi layering within her vocal pitches that create a rich ambience that reflects her highland origin.

Namgyal Lhamo performs solo and is accompanied on stage by her voice, the Tibetan lute (dranyen) and her independent spirit conquering time to infuse past musical influences with contemporary interpretations, resulting in pure magic.

Namgyal Lhamo, a Silk Road Communications’ recording artist and Deep Emotions Publishing’s composer is starring in her first feature film : DRAPCHI where she acts first role and delivers new compositions and recordings
in Tibetan Language, March 98-A famous singer was abducted from the outskirts of a Tibetan town and sentenced to life in a notorious prison. 8 years later she seized a moment to try break the shackles.
What happened next?

Take a first look at Namgyal Lhamo’s upcoming feature film.





Something Relevant!

6 02 2010

India’s leading Pub Jam Band,  Bombay’s Something Relevant taking it to the Awards and came First to The Redbull Soundclash 2010!

Something Relevant debut album “Feels Good 2 B Live” now available in India and for download here:

Something Relevant in the Press





The Last Songs of Mohammed Rafi

16 01 2010

Breaking News :

New songs by Mohammed Rafi are now released by Silk Road Communications 30 years later!

On January 14th, 2010, Silk Road Communications releases the last six songs of Mohammed Rafi.

These songs were the last ones Rafi recorded in his career of 4 decades and thousands songs.

They were recorded for a film directed by Dilip Bose that never completed production and got lost.

Found again by Silk Road Communications, 6 fully produced tracks including 2 duets with Asha Bhosle were compiled into this album “The Last Songs”.

This is a stunning once-in-a-lifetime discovery, a priceless heritage of India’s 20th century nascent urban culture!

A Rare collector item “The Last Songs” are dedicated to the Rafians, the millions of Mohd Rafi fans around the world!

The album includes a bonus audio track to discover the extraordinary story on why these songs are released after 30 years.

The original old tapes underwent audio restoration by Equus ( http://equus.be/ ), the European leaders in audio heritage conservation.

The album “Teri Ada” is distributed by Universal Music in India only.
Physical Distribution in other countries will follow.

The digital album is available on all digital platforms: iTunes, Amazon, Napster …

Download the Press release: Rafi presentation012010







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