Sunday, June 7, 2015

CD Review – Winds of Samsara, by Ricky Kej and Wouter Kellerman

This vibrant global meeting of musical minds deservedly won the 2015 Grammy Award for Best New Age Album.

Although Indian keyboardist Ricky Kej and South African flutist Wouter Kellerman are the primary principals who put the project together, it isn't just their talents that make this CD a world music wonder.

Kej and Kellerman corralled over a hundred musicians from around the planet to create this intoxicating hybrid of international and ethnic sounds, inspired by the lives and philosophies of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela.

Illustrious Grammy notwithstanding, this is a winner by any standard.

--Raj Manoharan

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