Month: July 2015

“Passage to Pranayama” – practice run with Kiran Ahluwalia & Nitin Mitta

Planetary Coalition wishes a very Happy Birthday to acclaimed Indo-Canadian ghazal/classical vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia.  today! She lent her unique vocals to our track “Passage to Pranayama” along with tabla Maestro Nitin Mitta.

Here’s a look back into the making and evolution of the song Passage to Pranayama with a behind-the-scenes insight into the long process of music making, idea development and tune building.

Video by Maddy Samaddar.


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Alex Skolnick & Yihan Chen. A guitar-pipa rehearsal

For ‪#tbt : The first meeting of Alex Skolnick and pipa virtuoso Yihan Chen exactly a year back in July 2014. Instant musical chemistry!

See how they came up with the track “Return of the Yi People” in the album -the first ever guitar-pipa duet and a variation of Wang Huiran’s tune Dance of the Yi People.

Did you know that the Chinese Pipa is an instrument more than 2000 years old?

Guitar: Alex Skolnick

Pipa: Yihan Chen

Filmed/edited by Maddy Samaddar

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