Raising the Rhythms is an exuberant world music expedition. The Caribbean, America, India, Africa and Middle East all contribute influences to these richly varied and energetic compositions, whose vibrance is superbly captured in this unique recording. Smouldering layers of percussion form the foundation with a wide array of tablas, dholak, djembe, congas, bongos and bata drums. These are then joined by an exotic selection of voices and melodic instruments including Native American flute, harmonium, sax, trumpet, guitar and a plethora of keyboard sounds.
Credits : Recorded and produced by James Asher at Starfield Studios – London. Mixed by Grahame Gerrard and James Asher at Starfield Studios and Capture UK. All compositions by James Asher, except ‘Grand Fiesta’ by Sandeep Raval, Kiran Thakrar and James Asher. Recorded on the Soundscape Hard Disk recording system. Mastered by Kevin Kendle at Eventide Music. Music published by James Asher/Radiant Music. New World Music 1999 [NWCD470]. Sandeep Raval: Tablas, Dholak, Djembe, Olympic Drums and Percussion. Kiran Thakrar: Keyboards. Volker Grün: Guitar (1). Johnny Kalsi: Dhol Drums. Sumeet Chopra: Harmonium. Miles Bould: Congas, Bongos, Bata Drums, Shaker, Big Ed Drum. Thomas Blug: Guitar (4,10). Nigel Shaw: Native American Flute. Dave Lewis: Saxaphone. Suzanne Bramson: Vocals. Ted Emmett: Trumpet.