Somesh Mathur, fondly called Panditji has devoted his life to the discovery of new vistas in the field of music. A guru of Indian Classical Music and voice culture. A scholar at heart, Somesh combines the discipline of a classical singer with the thorough professionalism of an M.B.A. graduate. His creativity and panache stem from the environment in which this child prodigy has been brought up. His illustrious father, Pandit Sarvesh Chandra Mathur is an exponent of the Agra Gharana. His talented mother, Smt. Sudha Mathur is a Violin maestro, being one of the foremost disciples of one of the greatest doyens of Indian Classical Music – [...]
ReSouza is a Brazilian-Norwegian musician based in Bergen, Norway. Influenced by folk and bossa nova she sings about how it is to be torn between two cultures, long distance relationships and things that engage or provoke her. Her debut single “Your Melody was released in January of 2018 with a follow up single “Årene Går,” in July of 2018. Just recently released on February 22, 2019, is reSouza’s next single title “Grenseland.” The meaning of “Grenseland” is Borderland. reSouza explains, “It’s about the feeling of not getting anywhere and wanting to give up.”
“Grenseland” sets the mood with the relaxed sounds of acoustic guitar and flute. [...]
Mongolian artist URNA is gifted with an extraordinary instrument with her voice. The clarity, consistency and singularly unique character is matchless. Born into a family of nomadic herders in the Ordos grasslands of Inner Mongolia, URNA carries the spirit of her homeland in her music as she performs around the world. On her latest album Ser (Awakening), she is joined by the Polish band KROKE. The group KROKE has been established for 25 years. Initially associated solely with Klezmer music, in their current works Kroke draw inspiration from ethnic music using their own improvisations. Together URNA and KROKE create the most uplifting and thematic music [...]
Datura Road is a group based in the Hudson Valley and greater New York area. Their debut release, Datura Road, features instruments such as the ud/oud, doumbek, bansuri, and tabla, in addition to the more familiar guitar, bass, and drum framework. The band has begun to tour throughout the Hudson Valley making appearances at the Rosendale Street Festival, Dogwood Bar in Beacon, Woodstock’s Summer Music Series Concerts on the Green, and was featured on WDST’s Roundtable program hosted by Doug Grunther. One thing is for certain, it’s a warming collaborative sound that is accessible and enjoyable at the highest level.
A highlight tune is “Ocean Dance” an [...]