Bangla Rasta

A 4 track bengali ep (18m 44s) — released March 15th 2016 on Funkiwala

First in a series of collaboration albums between Lokkhi Terra (described by songlines as the "probably the world's greatest Afrobeat-Cuban-Bangladeshi band") and Bangladeshi folk legends the Shikor Bangladeshi All Stars. This first outing is a Roots meets Roots affair. "The international power of Reggae" David Rodigan Radio1xtra

Written whilst Lokkhi Terra were on tour in Bangladesh, and recorded between Dhaka and London, the two tracks and corresponding dub mixes on side B reflect the bands long love affair with Roots Reggae. They were first perfromed on Bangladehi TV for a show called "The Bengal Tiger's Revenge", and then showcased at UK"s Womad Festival in 2015.

"should not have worked, but really did. Kishon Khans keyboard and artistic direction allowed the Bangladeshis to meld with his Cuban rhythm section to really fine effect, blending Latin, Afrobeat, Jazz, Dub and all manner of other elements to create something truly exceptional" United Reggae

"Awesome Cross-Cultural Collaboration" London Jazz News

Musicians

Baby Akhtar - Lead Vocals / Baul Rob Fakir - Lead Vocals, Dotara / Kishon Khan - Piano/Rhodes/Hammond Organ / Tansay Omar - Drums / Soul Sewell - Bass (1, 3) / Kodjovi Kush - Bass (2,4) / Phil Dawson - Guitar / Nazrul Islam - Dhol / Justin Thurgur - Trombone / Graeme Flowers - Trumpet / Jalal Ahmed - Bansuri Flute (2,4) / Shahidul Islam - Flute (1,3) / Aneire Khan, Sohini Alam, Aanon Siddiqua, Labik Kamal Gaurob, Reaul Leemon, Navid Kamal - BVs

All Music by Kishon Khan / Tansay Omar / Justin Thurgur

Dubs by K. Khan / T Omar / J Thurgur / M Caccialanza

Traditional Song by Lalon Shai (2) and Shai Abdul Karim (1)

Recorded in Dhaka at Studio 2 Nanu's by T Omar, and at Echo Bass by S Choudhury. / Recorded in London at Press Play by Andy Ramsey and TYPS by K. Khan

Mixed at Hi street Studios, London, by Mauro Caccialanza

Mastered at Fluid Studios, London by Tim Debney

Produced by Kishon Khan and Tansay Omar

the international power of Reggae - David Rodigan BBC Radio 1 Xtra

should not have worked, but really did. Kishon Khans keyboard and artistic direction allowed the Bangladeshis to meld with his Cuban rhythm section to really fine effect, blending Latin, Afrobeat, Jazz, Dub and all manner of other elements to create something truly exceptional - David Katz United Reggae

Awesome Cross-Cultural Collaboration - London Jazz News Internet Magazine

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