To say that innovation is Rahul Sharma’s middle name would be an understatement. With every new project the ace santoor player only seems to keep re-inventing himself and redefining his sound. Testimony to this, is Rahul’s latest album “The Rebel” released on Times Music.
Termed as the first Santoor Rock album, Rahul transposes the santoor from a serene, often calming instrument to being edgy and at times defiant. Only a true master of the santoor would dare experiment with an album like this and Rahul Sharma has already proven his worth by collaborating with top world music artists including Kenny G. The Rebel is available in stores now across India.
Renowned Egyptian percussionist Hossam Ramzy in his decades of collaborations has worked on projects with the world’s biggest artists. But none more exciting than his latest album “Rock The Tabla” with the megastar of Indian & World music – A.R. Rahman. Rock The Tabla is a world music project of epic proportions with other special guests like Manu Katche, Billy Cobham & Omar Faruk Tekbilek. The album epitomises fusion music unlike any other you might hear. A masterful blend of Middle Eastern beats by Ramzy and keyboards by Rahman, Rock The Tabla is our recommended dose of great music for this weekend. CDs are available only on Times Music
Rahul Sharma & Kenny G’s brand new collaboration “NamasteIndia” is finally available in music & retail stores. This much awaited album is the first ever collaboration between Rahul & Kenny. But that’s not all. This is also the first time ever that the legendary saxophonist Kenny G has played a Classic Bollywood tune on an album. The popular track from a 1980’s blockbuster movie also features the original voiceovers of Amitabh Bachchan.
Rahul being one of India’s premier fusion music artistes too has outdone himself on this album with some mesmerising santoor pieces to match Kenny G’s deft saxophone tones. The album contains 7 spellbinding tracks, six of which have been composed entirely by Rahul Sharma himself. NamasteIndiais a pure musical treat. It’s a fusion of genres & cultures but yet in its own way reflects the individual emotions of these 2 great artists. For music aficionados it’s a dream come true. For others, well; it will definitely be great music to your ears.