No Visa Required

A 12 track world fusion album (1h 5m 49s) — released March 26th 2010 on Funkiwala

Lokkhi Terra's debut album, first released in 2010. The phrase Lokkhi Terra refers (in Bengali) to someone exceptionally beautiful, but ever so slightly cross-eyed.

Championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson and Lopa Kothari, "NO VISA REQUIRED' is an eclectic caling card, with recordings covering the period of the projects' conception in Cuba in the late 90's, to it's realization in London in the early 00's. "Effortless" BBC radio 3

Featured on the compilation "India Now", and in the feature film "Everywhere and Nowhere" (Arena Films), and trailer "Finding Bangladesh", the album involves over 40 musicians from around the world, recorded in Dhaka, Havana, Rio and London.

Musicians

Kishon Khan - Piano, Rhodes, Organ, Harmonium, midi keys, Kalimba, additional percussion, programmation.

Vocals

Sohini Alam (3, 5, 6) / Aneire Khan (2, BVs 3, 5, 6) / Lazara (8) / Vishwar Prakash (8) / Aanon Siddiqua (BVs 6) / Enrique Bringas (BVs 5,) / Anusheh Anadil (10)

Horns

Justin Thurgur - Trombone (1-4, 10, 12) / Haider Rahman.- Bansuri Flute (2, 4, 6, 11,12) / Graeme Flowers - Trumpet (3, 10) / Tom Allan - Trumpet (2) / Dave Bitelli - Baritone Sax+Bass Clarinet (2), Rob Lavers- Baritone Sax (10) / Judy Alonzo Perez - Flute (8)

Bass

Patrick Zambonin (1-4, 9-11) / Kassin Alexandre (5) / Jimmy Martinez (7, 12) / Enrique Diaz (8) / Hilaire Penda (2 outro)

Drums and Percussion

Oreste Noda - Congas (2, 5, 7, 12) / Danny Diaz Hierrezuelo - Congas (8) / Nazrul Islam - Dhol (1, 2, 4, 11, 12) / Shopon Islam - Naal (1, 2, ,4, ) /. Shafique Islam - Mondira and Dupki (1,2, 4, 12) / Javier Camilo - Bongos (7, 12) / Dave Patman - Bongos (3) / Mambi +bros - Bata (8) / Omar Bhai - Tablas (6) / Steve Dungi - Tablas (10) / Stephane San Juan - Drumes (2, 5, 8) / Graham Fox - Drums (3, 9)

Guitar

Robin Banerjee (1, 4), 12 / Miguel Moreno (11)

Strings

Natallie Rossario - Cello (11) / Ben Davis - Cello (6) / Anna Salmi - Viola (6)

Others

Obaidullah Khan - Poem Recital (11) / Bas - Programmation + remixing (12) /- Didgeridoo (1,10)

All Music composed/arranged by K Khan except -

Horn arrangements - K. Khan / J. Thurgur

Horn Orchestration - J. Thurgur

Orginal Lyrics - A. Anadil/M. Chowdhury (Khomo)

Traditional Song - Utom Ghosh (Nodir Kul) / Unknown (Bhromor Koiyo + Nai yare)

Khomo arranged by K. Khan / K. Alexandre / S. San Juan

Cuban Mela arranged by K. Khan / E Diaz / S San Juan

Gottogo arranged by Bas / K. Khan

I Speak Of Legends poem by Obaidullah Khan

All Music recorded at ThankYouPlease Studios, London by K. Khan except

All Horns except Bansuri recorded at Justin's by J. Thurgur / Nai Yare strings recorded at TYPS by J. Thurgur

Bass/Drums/Rhodes (Khomo) recorded at Ping Pong Studios, Rio De Janeiro, Brasil by Danny and Bernard

Bangladesh Percussion (Mela, Gottogotodhaka) recorded at Art of Noise studio, Dhaka, Bangladesh by Buno

Cuban Mela recorded at Prado Studios, Habana, Cuba by Andreas

Vishwar Prakash recorded at Premises Studio, London by Joe

All Songs mixes at TYPS, London by Hagio Yukimi, except Harmoniouzinho by K. Khan

Mastered at Sound Discs by Wes Maebe

Produced by Kishon Khan

effortless - Lopa Kothari BBC Radio 3

creating new soundscapes which give London it's new accent and new groove - Pablo Farba London Tribes

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