Ananda Shankar

Introduced to this individual – part of the Ravi Shankar family – via Cerys Matthews on 6-Music. In fact this track immediately preceded Suffragette City – a good illustration of the varied and high-quality mix played on her Sunday-morning show.

Anada Shankar’s output is a fusion of Indian and pop and it seems he was at his creative height in the 1970s, with Dancing Drums dating from 1975. It looks as though he’s been revived or his music brought to new audiences at various occasions over time.

Dancing Drums has been put to good use here by Will Owen who’s used it to accompany video material he produced for a games graphic design course. The only slight downside to an otherwise excellent pairing of sound and vision is that it comes to rather an abrupt end


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