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The Heart of Nepal

by Dan Blanchard & Manohar Gurung

Traditional Folk melodies and Festival songs from the Himalayan country of Nepal blended with Indian Classical Music and Western composition in a modern production. Featuring santoor, bansuri flute, tabla, and madal.
Genre: World: World Fusion
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1. Resham Firiri
Dan Blanchard & Manohar Gurung
4:47 $0.99
2. Lekali Choyo Ko Doko
Dan Blanchard & Manohar Gurung
4:40 $0.99
3. Simsime Pani Ma
Dan Blanchard & Manohar Gurung
6:35 $0.99
4. Chyangba Hoi Chyangba
Dan Blanchard & Manohar Gurung
5:01 $0.99
5. Asarai Mahinama
Dan Blanchard & Manohar Gurung
5:35 $0.99
6. Phool Ko Thunga
Dan Blanchard & Manohar Gurung
8:04 $0.99
7. Jhamke Phuli
Dan Blanchard & Manohar Gurung
4:29 $0.99
8. Kalilo Tama Lai
Dan Blanchard & Manohar Gurung
2:42 $0.99
9. Rajamati
Dan Blanchard & Manohar Gurung
5:09 $0.99
10. Malshree Dhun
Dan Blanchard & Manohar Gurung
12:25 $0.99
11. Mangal Dhun
Dan Blanchard & Manohar Gurung
6:07 $0.99
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Album Notes
"The Heart of Nepal" is a world music album by santoorist and multi-instrumentalist Dan Blanchard and multi-percussionist Manohar Gurung. Dan and Manohar blend traditional folk melodies and festival songs from the Himalayan country of Nepal with Indian Classical Music and Western composition in a modern production. Features guest musicians Sheela Bringi (Bansuri Flute) and Eddie Young (Bass Guitar). The foundations of the album are the rhythms on the Nepali hand drums (Madal and Tabla) and the melodies of the folk songs played on the Santoor and Bansuri Flute, filled out and supported by western elements of guitar, bass and keyboards.

Artist Bios

Dan Blanchard
Dan Blanchard is a multi-instrumentalist, blending ancient Indian Classical Music with world and western music to explore the therapeutic power of music. Dan has been playing western instruments such as guitar and piano since childhood and is classically trained in Indian Classical Music on the santoor by Indian master Pandit Satish Vyas. Joined by other talented musicians from the world and sound healing scene, Dan adapts his music for the modern world, providing a powerful and engaging experience for overall well-being, joy, and inner peace.

Manohar Gurung
Manohar Gurung is a Himalayan percussionist and composer, whose work has blended the music of his homeland (Hindustani/Nepalese) with jazz fusion, funk, world music and spiritual genres such as bhajan, kirtan, sufi, and gypsy. Mr. Gurung is one of the most versatile multi-percussionists having immersed himself in percussion and drums from around the globe. He has a number of collaborative projects and has released five albums.



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