Back in March WebWeaver wrote about the music of Shivkumar Sharma:
Shivkumar Sharma has been playing the Indian folk instrument, the santoor, for over 50 years, and his son Rahul Sharma is now a master santoor player too. Their performance is accompanied by the most amazing tabla player Yogesh Samsi, and it’s incredibly hypnotic — and absolutely compelling.
The santoor’s a shallow open wooden box, and has 100 metal strings stretched across it, somewhat like a zither or dulcimer. It’s played using a pair of wooden rods, upturned at the ends.
I watched the YouTube video she included in her post, visited the iTunes Store and bought the album The Elements: Water.
It has quickly become one of my favourite albums. In fact I often play it when I go to sleep, but I also like it when it comes up in the Party Shuffle playlist too. Gorgeous.