NOVEMBER 2002




NOVEMBER 2002 Contents


 South Asian Travels


 Arrival in Kabul
 Spirit of the city
 Cultural Suicide
 Panjsher Valley 


 Natural Heritage

Sundarbans of Bangladesh


 Recognising Depression

 Real Issues

 Bonded Labour of South Asia


 Letter from Pakistan

 From the pages of History

 Maldive Islands - in 1884


 'Rudraksha' - a review
 Artiste: Poumi

 Around us

 Coffee break



 South Asian Events in
 London & Washington DC

 November   8 - Nov 14
 November 15 - Nov 21


 the craft shop

 the print gallery


 Silk Road on Wheels

 The Road to Freedom

Enduring Spirit

 Parsis-Zoroastrians of

The Moonlight Garden

Contemporary Art in Bangladesh





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- Sacred Incantations, Mantras & Chants from India & TIbet

Artist - Poumi

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A new addition to the not-so-new genre of World Music is 'Rudraksha' - a recently released CD of sacred chants from India and Tibet. The artiste is Poumi - she is French, and has travelled, lived and choreographed in diverse cultures - understanding and absorbing their philosophy as she went along. 'Rudraksha' is her offering of love to the Hindu and the Tibetan cultures. The lyrics are  one-line mantras or short chants, the music is soothing and refreshing, the diction of some of the words is,  at times, difficult to follow - but that does not take away from the spirit of the album - that of building cultural bridges. I particularly enjoyed the Tibetan chants - which only proves  that language is not a barrier to music. (I don't understand or speak Tibetan). And that is the essence of this CD - music with spirit and beyond barriers. Language is not an issue here.

Total time: 75.20 minutes

Brought out by: Aquarius Int'l Music AIM


Track 1 Om Namah Shivaya

Track 2 Sat Narayan

Track 3 Om Guru Brahma

Track 4 Balayogi Vandana

Track 5 Guru Ram Das

Track 6 Omamen

Track 7 Rabouni

Track 8 Born out of a Lotus

Track 9 Dedication


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