Three new albums from Country & Eastern

Swamy Haridhos & Party: Classical Bhajans
Haci Tekbilek & Friends: Türlü
Swamy Haridhos & Party: More Classical Bhajans

Release date 20100524
CE15Haci Tekbilek: Türlü

Have a taste of Haci's mixture, his Türlü!
Ahmet 'Haci' Tekbilek is the internationally wellknown master of the ney, mey, oud, saz, surna, bagpipe, kaval and almost any instrument used in traditional turkish music.
Haci has lived in Sweden since 1974 but this is his first cd in his own name and with musicians of his own choice. We have recorded him with his favourite swedish and syrian musicians living in Sweden. We also traveled with Haci to his native Adana to record with fantastic Romani and other musicians from several local traditions, even recording his ney flute inside the turkish bath, the Hamam.

Release date 20100608
CE14 Swamy Haridhos: Classical Bhajans
CEX14 Swamy Haridhos: More Classical Bhajans (digital only)

The great singer/saint Swamy Haridhos and his followers in a long concert of religious singing from New Years Day 1968. Music and devotion in equal parts. 
Not only was Swamy Haridhos an extremely charismatic leader, preacher and singer, head and shoulders taller than ordinary bhajan singers, but as such he attracted the participation of top notch accompanists.
In this recording from Gita Govinda Hall in Bombay you hear him with his regular partners at this time, the harmonium giant Muthunathesa Bhagvatar and mridangam vidwan P.S. Devarajan plus young violinist K. Shivakumar and K. Ramani on tabla.

article submitted by:Bengt Berger, Country & Eastern