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Live In Kathmandu (MP3 album)

In a previous incarnation, bamboo flute player Manose created this remarkable tabla, guitar, and flute trio fusing the musical traditions of Nepal with jazz, rock and blues reminiscent of John McLaughlin’s Shakti; largely improvised, 100% acoustic, organi

6 MP3 Songs in this album (55:59) !
Related styles: WORLD: Indian Classical, JAZZ: World Fusion

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In a previous incarnation, bamboo flute player Manose created this remarkable tabla, guitar, and flute trio fusing the musical traditions of Nepal with jazz, rock and blues reminiscent of John McLaughlin’s Shakti; largely improvised, 100% acoustic, organic and original, Mahayantra revolutionized the Nepali music scene.

Featuring Manose on bamboo flute, Narvraj Gurung on tabla, and Sunil Bardewa on acoustic guitar, is something truly exceptional: a fusion band that really fuses something, and in doing so unleashes the outburst of energy that fusion implies.

The success of their musical chemistry begins with the premise that music is universal, borderless, and boundaryless. Mahayanta moves seamlessly from East to West, and across the musical landscape as well. You will hear guitar melodies that could easily belong to a rock and roll ballad transform gracefully into the familiar notes of a Nepali folk song.

The way in which these three formidable talents have brought together their own powerful contributions is also a remarkable act of fusion. What you might expect from a meeting of three solo artists on one stage is a struggle for domination. But half the fun of listening to Mahayantra is following the changing roles of the tabla, flute, and guitar. It is a pleasure, for example, to hear the staccato of the tabla, which has just been leading the group fearlessly forward, step momentarily aside to let the penetrating voice of the flute speak out. In fact, it is unusual to hear three instruments share a stage so equally.

The music, like the musicians, is lighthearted and serious at once. It can be playful, but is has a depth that can only come from the total dedication of the musician to the music itself. Mahayantra’s songs are by turns melancholy, as in “In Memory of the Fallen,” dedicated to victims of political violence, romantic (“Will You?”), and swaggering (“Friday Night in Kathmandu”). Sometimes the hands of the players move so fast that they become blurred, and sometimes the notes float unhurriedly across the stage.

Every moment the listener is treated to something new and unexpected, and the music has something to offer to all different kinds of music lovers. One can lose one’s self in the details of the tapestry or give in to the pull of the undulating rhythms.

The gripping energy of the music, the originality of Mahayantra’s all self composed pieces, and the technical mastery shown by Manose, Narvraj, and Sunil combine to make Mahayantra an exceptional fusion band.

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