ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT FOR ‘PARALLELS’
About PARALLELS :
A true album of ‘World Music’, PARALLELS is probably the first experiment of its kind where one can find collaboration of south Asian music with diverse genres of music such as Flamenco, Country, New-Age, Rock, Traditional Indian, African and Ballad styles. I have accomplished this through five pairs of songs, each pair sharing one melody interpreted in two different genres. I call each of these songs a ‘Parallel’ pair, hence the title PARALLELS.
PARALLELS debuted on RMR World charts at #1 spot and stayed there for four straight weeks, then went ahead for another seventeen straight weeks, never coming down below #3 spot!
PARALLELS has already won Toronto Independent Music Award for World Music and silver medal at Global Music Awards for World Music and Female Vocals.
Enjoy the tracks! :
If your time permits, I urge you to explore the rest of my website!
... to South Asian Music from Around The world
world music album
music, production & vocals :
Vandana Vishwas delivers on the title's promise in quite surprising ways!... Andrew Timar, The WholeNote on 'Parallels'.
Vandana Vishwas has blended Indian music traditions with other genres in really inventive ways with pleasing results!... Jay Paul, WRUV Reviews on 'Parallels'.
FEATURED TRACK - piya na mose bole
This is a beautiful song which I have written and composed. I asked my dear friend, the 2014 New Age Grammy winner Ricky Kej to do his New Age magic with the arrangement, and this is what we ended up with! Hope you will enjoy it!
featured video - mai beqaid
'Mai Beqaid' is an Urdu term, meaning 'I am not imprisoned!' Penned by historical Indian Sufi poet Bulle Shah, the lyrics are so powerful that merely by treating them in traditional Indian style, I would have imprisoned them! So, I chose to compose this melody using Flamenco guitar, ably played by Johannes Linstead... Hope you will enjoy it!
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