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13 November 2014

Linga tracklist and release date

Track List

1. Oh Nanba
Vocals: S. P. Balasubramaniam, Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

2. En Mannavva
Vocals: Srinivas, Aditi Paul
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

3. Indiane Vaa
Vocals: A. R. Rahman
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

4. Mona Gasolina
Vocals: Mano, Neeti Mohan, Tanvi Shah
Lyrics: Karky

5. Unmai Orunaal Vellum
Vocals: Haricharan
Lyrics: Vairamuthu

Album Credits

Release date: December 2014

Studio: AM Studios

Credits:

MUSICIANS

Indian Rhythm - T. Raja, Kumar, Neelakandan, Raju, Laxminarayan, Vedachalam – Venkat, Kaviraj, Sai Shravanam, Satyanarayana

Guitars - Keba Jeremiah

Saarangi - Dilshad Khan

Shenai - Balesh

Sitar - Asad Khan

Dilruba - Saroja

Woodwinds - Kamlakhar

Chennai Strings Orchestra & The Sunshine Orchestra

Conducted by VJ Srinivasamurthy Recorded at AM Studios, Chennai

BACKING VOCALS

Dr. Narayan, Nivas, Santhosh, Deepak, Arjun Chandy, Yazin, Pooja, Maalavika, Sowmya, Soundarya, Nirjari, Veena, Arpita, Maria Roe Vincent, Varsha, Surbhi, Sasha, Debolina & The KMMC Choir

Additional Programming
TR Krishna Chetan, Hentry Kuruvilla, Ishaan Chhabra, Santhosh Kumar Dayanidhi, Marc, Ranjit Barot & P. A. Deepak

On 'En Mannavaa' 
Additionally arrangements by Ranjit Barot
Additional arrangements and programming by - Aditya Paudwal 
Percussion - Arun Solanki and Aditya Paudwal
Chorus - Varsha Tripathi, Surbhi Dahsputra, Sasha Tirupati, Debolina Bose
Recording Engineer - Puneet Samtani
Assistant Engineer - Vimal Pancholi 
Musician Coordinator - Vimal Pancholi, Sanjay Utekar

On 'Oh Nanba' 
Brass Section: Blasco Monsorat. Kishore Sodha, Raghav Sachar
Raghav Sachar - Brass conductor
Recording Engineers - Muralidhar Praveen / Aditya Modi
Recorded at - Studio Nysa / PDMS, Mumbai

SOUND ENGINEERS

Panchathan Record-Inn, Chennai: Suresh Permal, Vinay Sridhar, Srinidhi Venkatesh & Nitish Kumar

AM Studios, Chennai: Sivakumar, Pradeep, Kannan, Karthik, Ananthakrishnan

Mixed by P.A. Deepak

Mastered at Hafod Mastering by Donal Whelan and Gethin John

Musicians Coordinator - Noell James & Vijay Iyer

Musicians Fixer – R.Samidurai

16 February 2014

Sufi Rock, A Simple Intro

Contrasting rhapsodies with Harmonium and Guitars romancing all through the song, the sufi rock way!
Its actually surprising and breath taking, how the string instruments take place of soulful cries in a traditional qawwali to take the genre into yet another level.
Genre has its roots to legend Ustad Nusrat fateh ali Khan himself. In 1995, pearl jam's Eddie Vedder joined hands with Nusrat saab to come up with Face of Love and Long road, two singles in this genre.
1) The Face of Love

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2) The Long Road


Then, with micheal brooks, ustad ji came up master class albums, "Mustt Mustt" - A must hear album in the genre and Grammy nominated album "Night Song".
Sweet pain from Night Song & Star rise (Another one album released by micheal brooks posthumously to ustad ji's demise)


After ustad ji's sad demise, Rizawan & Muazzam (Distant cousins to Nusrat Ji, who were then tutored by Nusrat ji himself) become one of the torch bearers of this genre.
They came up with Naina De Akhay and Nima Jaana Jogi Naal in a Coke Studio Performance.



It is with Band Kailasa, by Kailash kher, the genre got popular in India.
Saiyaan By Kailaasa

Bismillah by Kailaasa

Arr has composed many qawwali's & Sufi Song's for Bollywood films and Albums but first song to have a trace of this genre is his collaboration with Niyaz in the Single, Mazaar


Latest song in the genre is the Master class Sufi Songs from the Movie, 'Highway' composed by  none other than the Mozart of Madras.
Yeah its patakha guddi. Both Male Version & female Version is different and Awesome in its own merit.
Let me share ThalaivArr's version of Patakha Guddi

Sorry for Covering a small gang of artists. Please contribute your views to further improve the scope of this article!