Re/semblance: Saath-saath

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Label: ANSONICA
Catalog: AR0016
Format: COMPACT DISC

Bindhumalini, ; Havaldar, Sameer; Havaldar, Omkar; Ip, Kimho; Zhang, Yi; Lai, Zhe; Lad, Rutuja; Havaldar, Kedarnath

RE/SEMBLANCE: SAATH-SAATH from Tejaswini Niranjana and Ansonica Records is a unique collaboration between Indian and Chinese musicians and a Cantopop lyricist. The result lives up to the meaning of the Hindustani phrase Saath-Saath: “together-together.” Transcending the confines of borders and cultural differences, this double album is the result of multiple crisscrossing journeys that took Chinese musicians to Bangalore and Mumbai, and took Indian musicians to Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, and Wuhan. The music exemplifies the notion of “resemblance” by hinting at and recombining a number of cultural traditions; listeners hear a melody that hints at a Hindustani raga, Indian singers intone a Cantonese poem, and more. Through the shared language of music, RE/SEMBLANCE: SAATH-SAATH makes a profound and hopeful statement regarding the future of humanity.

Price: $21.98