Love is the weapon of the brave
Paul Livingstone
Paul Livingstone
Pedro Eustache
Abhijit Banerjee
Peter Jacobson
Dave Lewis
Pandit Rajeev Taranath
Somnath Roy
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Altadena, CA

Release Date: 
Jan 29, 2016
Liner Notes: 
1 CD
Ahimsa: Love Is the Weapon of the BraveiTunes Artist's PageiTunes Album Page
Song TitleTimePrice
1.Chanda Anandi09:29$0.99
2.Uprising: Awakening06:11$0.99
3.Uprising: Manifestation - Marcha12:23
4.Uprising: Revolution05:03$0.99
5.Maze of Darkness: Meditation03:15$0.99
6.Maze of Darkness: Tempest08:39$0.99
7.Peloraga: Stillness03:39$0.99
8.Peloraga: Outpouring07:39$0.99
9.Peloraga: Effulgence03:39$0.99
10.Allah ka Naam04:13$0.99
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‘Ahimsa, Love is the Weapon of the Brave’ is a new release featuring the music of Arohi Ensemble weaving the classical ragas & intricate rhythmic architectures of India with the counterpoint of chamber music and gamelan in a synthesis of global musical traditions.  A collaboration of leading creative artists from India, Venezuela & Los Angeles, Arohi include three disciples of the legendary ‘godfather of world music’ Pandit Ravi Shankar.

Arohi features music of composer/sitarist/activist Paul Livingstone in a cohesive and compelling blend of and sitar, sarod, bansuri (bamboo flute), cello, tabla, ghatum (clay pot) and drums with a sprinkling of vocal chant.  Featured on multiple Grammy winning records these artists bring these classical forms of east & west
into s contemporary format of ragajazz chamber music.

Arohi means ‘ascending melody’ and Ahimsa is the Sanskrit word for ‘nonviolence’.  The release is dedicated to the courageous form of conflict resolution which faces a violent aggressor with nothing but ‘soul force’.  The music journeys from meditative ragas to dynamic polyrhythms and improvisations expressed in the free spirit of jazz; move through this music with us in the spirit of ahimsa.



"Very effective and impressive approach" ~ Pt. Ravi Shankar