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Tuesday June 27th, 2017-Echoes Program 1726B

This year’s unlikely New Age Grammy winners were the trio White Sun, a group that takes Hindi mantras and turns them into soaring vocal melodies. The group is fronted by singer, Gurujas, who writes the melodies that have propelled this group to the New Age forefront.

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015-Echoes Program 1506B

Ricky Kej is an Indian musician steeped in the Bollywood sound. Wouter Kellerman is a South African world music flutist. They got together for a global exploration called Winds of Samsara, merging Indian, African and Middle Eastern sounds into a hymn for peace dedicated to Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi. They talk about their Grammy…

Grammys Change Pop Instrumental Category.

The Grammy Awards have announced what could be a significant change in the Pop Instrumental Album Category.  They’ve reconstituted it as the  Contemporary Instrumental Album.  The ramifications could be interesting since “contemporary instrumental” is a much more generic designation that could bring in all kinds of music that isn’t rock, pop, jazz or folk, potentially…

55th Grammy Awards-Return of Pure New Age.

New Age Music reasserts its hold on the Grammy’s New Age Category. I won’t be able to get my chakras in an uproar about the absurdity of the New Age Grammy category this year.  (See previous rants & reflections Grammys Goof Again in the New Age)  There aren’t any  hack New Agers that no one…

ECHOES AT THE 53rd GRAMMYS

TUNE IN TO ECHOES AT THE GRAMMYS TONIGHT Tune into Echoes tonight for the Grammy Awards you wish you could see on TV. This Sunday,  February 13 the 53rd Grammy Awards take place.   Another year, another set of Grammy Awards.  Many of us become inured to these awards which purport to honor the best and…

Grammy Awards Goof Again in New Age

WHO  IS HENTA AND HOW DID SHE GET NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY? Every year, the Recording Academy has at least one WTF moment and this year it’s again in the New Age category.  Last year Jack DeJohnette inexplicably won for Peace Time, which in a post-Grammy blog I called “a generic New Age album that…

Grammy Goof: New Age and Polka Dots

I skipped watching the Grammys Sunday night to catch a live performance by Jon Hassell that took a deep diving expedition guided by fourth world semaphores and jazz signposts.  (See earlier blog.) But after I got home, as I booted up my DVR to catch the awards show, I opened an email from Will Ackerman…

51st Grammys: Echoes at the Edges

The 51st Annual Grammy will be broadcast this Sunday, February 8 and as usual, don’t expect to see any Echoes artists on it. Not that there aren’t some cool artists nominated in major categories, among them Coldplay, Radiohead, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss and Beck. But you’ll find Echoes artists turning up in unusual categories…