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Snehasish Mozumder: Mandolin Dreams

Mandolin Dreams (Latitudes 50605; 49:28) is the debut recording by the young and inspired Snehasish Mozumder on the oversized Indian mandolin, achieving sublimity and improvisational poise on ragas, with tabla player Subhem Chatterjee… Tembang Sunda, Music from West Java (Celestial Harmonies 13134; 71:36), produced by New Zealander ethnomusicologist David Parsons, presents the Sundanese classical music of Tembang Sunda, a majestic, meditative music driven by the cyclical motifs of gamelan but distinct from that better-known idiom, as performed by Ida Widawati and the Lingkung Seni Malati.

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