A Musical Interlude!

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Posted by Noli on June 30, 2002 at 18:20:50:

I've been looking for an original piece of music to upload to my
site....I guess I found it!
May I have your feedback about my musical taste?!?

Here's the link where you would be able to listen to that great
masterpiece called: DAWN - played by Simon Shaheen & Vishwa Mohan


This is a unique piece in which for the first time two artists from
the Arab and Hindustani art music traditions come together. These are
apparently two different traditions but they have common historical
It brings together two distinct musical modes, the Indian rag and the
Arabic maqam. Simon Shaheen plays the oud, while Vishwa Mohan plays
the mohan vina, an instrument which he developed himself based on the
traditional indian vichitra vina and designed uopn the oud model.

Shaheen is a recognized master of the Arab music world. He is a
Middle Eastern-American musician who studied at the Academy of Music
in Jerusalem and completed his graduate studies in performance at
Manhattan School of Music in New York, and later in musicology and
music education at Columbia University. Since then he has performed
as a soloist and with the music ensemble he formed - the Near Eastern
Music Ensemble in 1982.

Vishwa Mohan Bhatt is one of India's most innovative musicians.
Raised in a musical family from Jaipur, Bhatt studied under Ravi
Shankar. He plays Indian classical music and has also recorded
several cross-cultural albums blending Indian music with bluegrass
and blues in the company of Taj Mahal, Jerry Douglas and Bela Fleck.

What do you think about it??

Is it suitable for a Henna site?

Thank you very much and much appreciated!


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