Aradhna - Deep Jale Audio Samples Available

Deep Jale by Aradhna

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: World, CD, Album, Independent, Recommended, Top Rated
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  1. 1. Shub Shaam Lun
  2. 2. Deep Jale
  3. 3. He Logo
  4. 4. Bhaj Pawan
  5. 5. Bin Yeshu
  6. 6. Mohe Lagado
  7. 7. Na Socha
  8. 8. Bhajita Kyon
  9. 9. He Ge Prabhu (Intro)
  10. 10. He He Prabhu
  11. 11. Chosen
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Reviewed by George Luke

One of the most exciting developments in the pop scene over the past couple of years has been the emergence of the "Asian underground": that loose collective of British Indian artists such as the Asian Dub Foundation, Talvin Singh and Nitin Sawhney. To my surprise, the group responsible for this album (to my knowledge, the first to bring any of that East/West fusion into the Christian arena) hail not from Leicester or Birmingham, but from the USA. Aradhna are Chris Hale (sitar, vocals), Peter Hicks (guitar) and Travis McAfee (bass) - who, united by a love for Indian spiritual music, set about re-interpreting a collection of Christian bhajans (Indian religious songs) with help from tabla player Naren Budhakar. The result is an album that is soothing and contemplative, just perfect for meditation and quiet reflection. The songs are all sung in Hindi (English translations are provided on the lyric sheet); all are traditional worship songs with the exception of the closing track "Chosen," which was written by Hicks and Hale. When it comes to Asian music, my personal preference is for the kicking, upbeat bhangra-type stuff; however, after repeated plays, this has really grown on me and I love it. Don't be scared off if you've never listened to Indian music before; if you like something mellow, 'Deep Jale' is perfect. And if any of this has piqued your curiosity, visit the guys' website (see address above).

Style: World
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 1374
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Items: 1
Release Date: 2000
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World CD Audio Samples Available

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Indian devotional Khrist-bhajans blending together East and Western culture.

For more information about Aradhna, check the Aradhna Artist Profile on the main Cross Rhythms website for news stories, feature articles, interviews and much more. (Link opens in new window)
Posted by Ruth Saint in Spalding, Lincs at 00:21 on Dec 4 2005

I acquired this album at Greenbelt this year when I saw Aradhna perform and highly recommend this. Better still, get to see them perform! They are currently touring the UK and should not be missed.

Posted by satish in shinde at 07:05 on Jan 10 2008

i like his song very much god is good all the time

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