By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, SAMSARA subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary, instead encouraging our own inner interpretations inspired by images and music that infuses the ancient with the modern. Michael Stearns is a highly accomplished composer, musician, and sound engineer who combines a diverse range of skills to create music with a deeply resonant and spacious quality very conducive to work with film. Lisa Gerrard has established herself as one of Australia's most groundbreaking and in-demand artists.
Over a career that takes in almost two decades with the group Dead Can Dance, as well as a number of award-winning movie soundtracks, including the Golden Globe Award-winning score for Gladiator , with Hans Zimmer , and a series of acclaimed solo and collaborative albums. Marcello De Francisci is a composer who has provided award-winning music for various films, television shows, and video games since the late 90s.
Kej started off his career as the keyboardist of Bengaluru-based progressive rock band Angel Dust. He eventually went on to create music for over 3, ad jingles and Kannada films.
Though Kej's work is an amalgamation of multiple genres, he has maintained that the essence of his work retains the aesthetic of his Indian roots, largely based on Hindustani Classical and a bit of Carnatic also.
He has cited Pakistani qawwal Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and British vocalist Peter Gabriel as an inspiration to constantly challenge and push his own musical boundaries. Kej is a self-taught musician but has studied classical music at around the age of 24, to overcome what he observed as a handicap at the time.
Over the course of his career Kej went on to release 13 studio albums, most of which were physically released in the US but not in his home country of India. Kej has noted that this was on account of the poor music-buying culture in India and the dominant presence of the Hindi film music industry in the country. In an interview, Kej has stated that in the early stages of his career he found composing music for films frustrating but continued to do so as a sense of validation for his stature as a composer in India.
On the contrary, he had worked hard towards it and was offered a lot of freedom by Aravind during the process. Kej produced a benefit album 2 Unite All with Peter Gabriel  ,  aimed at urgent humanitarian aid to the Palestinians in Gaza. A video featuring music from the album was also played for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the gathering of world leaders. When completed, more than actors, artists and musicians from around the world had contributed to the making of the album's 24 tracks and four music videos, including Indian master musicians Vishwa Mohan Bhatt , famed Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan.
Also in attendance were many state and national officials and an audience of nearly 13, people. Kej has expressed an interest in working with Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer in the future. He has also acknowledged a lack of interest in working with Indian film music scoring in the future, though he is open to the use of his existing music catalog in Bollywood movies,  and also composing for a Bollywood movie only if the script moves him emotionally. These are a set of 27 songs each based on a United Nations Sustainable Development Goal aimed to create awareness and inspire the younger generation to make a tangible positive impact in their lives and lives of people around them.
Notably, Kej has released these songs in the public domain for completely non commercial purposes. Kej has also partnered with UNICEF to spread these songs to children across the world and is working on translating them to several different Indian and global languages.
Kej has been an advocate for stronger anti-piracy laws in India. Winds of Samsara ,  his 14th studio album and a collaboration with South African flautist Wouter Kellerman was released on July 15, after being in production for 2 years. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Kej has noted that given Mandela's admiration for Gandhi and Gandhi's years in South Africa, the duo believed it would make for an interesting cross cultural collaboration. The two pieces initially recorded evolved into several recordings and eventually the full album.
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Should I mention, instead, the power of the rhythm section? The drums come on you like a storm and leave you washed up on the beach, your head spinning, while the bass threatens to summon the Kraken from the deep to take you under.
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Their line-up consisted of Adolfo Zilli bass, vocals , Alex Manfre piano, organ , Mauro Cenedese guitars and Giovanni Juen Manti drums , although by all accounts Zilli and Manfre were the main creative forces behind the project.
Favorite track: Dethroned. Marcello Velasco. Marcello Velasco Okay, I'm late to the game. Totally missed this release. I've been a fan since day one. Own all the albums before on CD and am so happy that they finally released a new album. These guys have been in my Top-3 core-bands since the beginning. Cody has some of the best vocals in the game.
Favorite track: The Traveler. Brutality and catchy melodies. Favorite track: Into The Night. Hooved god. Michael Sedlmayr. Brandon Smith. Tyler H. Chris Candela.fan music video taken from "Samsara" by Ron Fricke from cut to Dead Can Dance - "The Snake and the Moon" from Spiritchaser album.