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by Tandava

"A gorgeous disc featuring polyphonic marimba, tabla, erhu [chinese violin], bamboo flutes, guitar, various vocal traditions.It's all here; For those who have been looking for a succinct description for "world music", this is it.- World Music Central
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Album Notes
Tandava is inspired by the folk and
classical music of India and Bangladesh,
and draws upon the wealth of musical
traditions from China, the Middle East,
Africa, and the West. Tabla and polyphonic
marimba provide the rhythmic
and textural foundation for erhu, flutes,
guitar, and vocals to soar over. Original
compositions, dynamic improvisation,
and arrangements of traditional styles
bridge the ancient and the contemporary.
Among Vancouver’s most successful world
music artists, the members of Tandava are
trained in Carnatic, Hindustani, Chinese,
and Western classical traditions. On CBC
Newsworld, Adrian Harewood described
the quartet as ‘a metaphor for Canada in
the 21st century’. Tandava’s unique blend
of instruments, musical sensibilities, and
ethnic traditions results in an original
voice, created from and reflecting our rich
intercultural environment.

“World Fusion” category of the Independent
Music Awards
“Best Ensemble” and “Best World Group” for the
Canadian Folk Music Awards
THE YEAR” of the 7th Annual Independent Music
Award (Canadian).
Cd cover painting by Shuvaprasanna http://www.scala1.de/shuva/p1990.htm


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The first impression of Tandava is a lush and striking garden of sounds, styles, genres and emotive quality. Mixing classical Indian music with Chinese erhu, ringing marimba, guitar and vocals, not to mention a list of other supporting instruments, their texture and color are phenomenally striking, unique and ultimately, mesmerizing. Blending touches of folk, jazz and classical into the hybrid, this album keeps the listener constantly on the edge of her seat, thirsty for more. It's rare to find such an album to abundant and voluptuous with stylistic vocabulary. This is a true gem.

robert woods

heard about it on CBC norxnw Sat am and really liked it
will be very pleased to have it - wonderful sound - well done


I ordered this CD after watching them live in Toronto. I have to say that this is an awesome musical experience. As a bengali its even better that I understand the lyrics.

Claude Emond (AKA Erhu the Apprentice)

Explosive and beautiful mix of many ethnic influences
Really like this CD, a real meeting between Chinese, western and Indian instruments. Very entertaining. Will recommend to everyone I know !

mariesa-lize etienne

This is quite nice!!!
I really like this authentic sound.
Nothing contrived.
Very earthy.