Of Earth and Sky

by Karavika

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We dedicate this music to mother figures who work selflessly to build families and communities, to artists and creators who love passionately and live fearlessly, and to the marginalized and oppressed groups of people who sing of stars, of hope and of a greater goodness. Special thanks to our teachers, supporters, friends and families.

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released August 11, 2016

Karavika
Trina Basu - violin, vocal, guitar
Amali Premawardhana - cello, vocal
Perry Wortman - bass, mandolin

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Arun Ramamurthy - violin (5,6,8)
Roopa Mahadevan - Carnatic vocal (5,6)
Jay Gandhi - bansuri (8)
Advait Shah - tabla (1,7)
Sameer Gupta - tabla, percussion (2,8)
Rajna Swaminathan - mrudangam (4,6)

Recorded May 2015 at Figure 8 Recording Studio, Brooklyn, NY
Engineered and Mixed by Joseph "Joe Bass" Dejarnette
Produced by Arun Ramamurthy, K.K. and Kamala Ramamurthy
Mastered by Amy Dragon at Telegraph Audio
Photography by Nisha Sondhe, Trina Basu
Album Design by Aestheticize Media
copyright Karavika 2016
www.karavikamusic.com

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Karavika New York, New York

KARAVIKA, led by violinist Trina Basu & cellist Amali Premawardhana, draws from the rich classical & folk traditions of India, Europe and America. Their debut album, "Sunrise", features original music inspired by the rhythmic complexities of Indian Classical music as well as collaborative arrangements of old film & folk music from South Asia. "Of Earth & Sky" is set to release in Spring of 2016. ... more

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Track Name: Your Passing Touch
Adapted from “Ektuku Choa Lage” by Rabindranath Tagore

Your passing touch is like the intoxicating fragrance of a Champa flower. You cause my heart to sing along to the sweet sounding rhythm of ankle bells.
Track Name: All the Pretty Horses
Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleep my little baby.
When you wake you shall have
All the pretty little horses.
Black and bays, dapples, grays,
Coach and six white horses.

African American lullaby
Track Name: The Time is Now
Adapted from “Samayamithe” by Patnam Subramanya Iyer

The moon has risen. Come to me my dear lover. Don't wait any longer.
Track Name: Thillana Jaya Ragamalika
by Dr. M. Balamurali Krishna

Krishna, you are like the ocean of rising and falling waves, rhythmically surging and swelling. You personify the beauty and richness of all the world's sound. I am offering you this garland of ragas (melody) and talas (rhythm).
Track Name: Young Leaves of the Bodhi Tree
Adapted from “La Dalu Bo Path” by H.M. Jayawardana, Lyrics by Rambukkana Siddhartha Thera

Like the young leaves of the bodhi tree shaking slowly in the wind, Buddha's mother quietly cries as she remembers the previous lives of her son.
Track Name: Oh Watch The Stars
Oh watch the stars, see how they run
Oh watch the stars, see how they run
Oh the stars run down at the setting of that sun
Oh watch the stars, see how they run.

Oh see the moon, see how it glows
Oh see the moon, see how it glows
Oh the moon glows at the setting of the sun
Oh see the moon, see how it glows

Oh feel the wind, feel how it blows
Oh feel the wind, feel how it blows
Oh the wind blows at the setting of sun
Oh feel the wind, feel how it blows