"Secret of the Wind" is an uplifting musical magic carpet ride effortlessly crossing the borders between east and west- yet keeping touch with the earth through strong ethnic rhythms.
Prem Joshua, multi-instrumentalist, composer and musical globetrotter has recorded and performed in the field of world fusion music for more than 10 years and released 6 albums on "New earth records", for this album he recorded with over 20 international musicians in India catching the wild flavour of this unusual gathering.
Instruments: Bamboo flutes, Soprano, Sax, Keyboards, Drums, Bass, Table, Violin, Voices, Guitar, Sitar and numerous other ethnic percussions and instruments.
A brief description of the more unusual instruments played on this album:
Bansuri: Indian bamboo flute.
Bassoon: Old german wind-instrument.
Dilruba: Ancient Indian string-instrument with a skin, played with bow, can also be plucked.
Dholak: Cylindrical double-drum played mainly in Indian folk music.
Duff: Big hand-drum, played in traditional Persian and Indian music.
Kanjeera: Small tambourine-like hand-drum with wide range of expression
Moorsingh: South Indian Jaw-Harp
Santoor: Persian string instrument, similar to European Hammer-dulcimer.
Sitar: Well-known Indian string-instrument with a sound full of overtones and wide range of expression.
Table: Most important accompanying rhythm instrument in classical indian music, consists of two drums with different pitch
Tabla Tarang: Many tablas tuned to different pitches to play melodical patterns.
Tanpura: Drone-instrument with 4, 5 or 6 strings.