South and Central Asia

All Around This World’s Indian songs for kids, and all our music from South and Central Asia, introduce your family to so many cultures through interactive fun . . .

All Around This World -- South and Central Asia CD

All Around This World: South and Central Asia  takes you and your family on a musical trip like none other, a journey into the heart of South and Central Asia with two guides–an Indian master tabla player (Samir Chatterjee) who knows so much about the region and its music that he literally wrote the book on it, and a Philadelphia-based music teacher who may be about the furthest thing there is from an Indian master tabla player (Jay) but has a knack for interpreting global music and introducing it to kids. This ambitious cross-cultural adventure will introduce you to a multilingual diversity of Indian songs for kids, trek with you across several stans (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan), travel up to the distant Tuvan Republic in Central Asian Russia, traipse across the region from Afghanistan in the west to Western China to the highest Himalayas of Nepal and beyond.

Since all the South and Central Asian music we recorded didn’t fit onto one disc we’ve decided to split the project in two — both are available for digital download through All Around This World’s page on Bandcamp:

— Volume 1 features songs from all over India,

— Volume 2 introduces us to songs from the rest of the region.

Meet All Around This World’s South and Central Asian songs for kids:
Baar Baar | Bai TharoBasant | Boody Boody | Champa BotirChandamama | Chadagan | Chukke Hakki | Daweedam | Dhe Dhe! | Diwali Aayee | Dudurai | Hello Neh Neh | IleleleJangar | Khaunla Pataima | Mustt MusttNaanu Batheen | Pahan Chunariya | Qambarxan | Sad to Say GoodbyeTaralilalalai | Uhre JabUppina Kaayina  | Ud Re Mora | Walhav Re Nakhwa | Yar Yar

Samir Chatterjee -- creator of much Indian music for kidsPRODUCER: Jay worked with tabla virtuoso Samir Chatterjee to arrange and record music from all over South and Central Asia for this CD. In addition to performing, producing, teaching about tabla and Indian music at universities like Yale, the University of Pittsburgh and the New School for Jazz and Contemporary music, authoring a 654-page book entitled “A Study of Tabla” and releasing guide book to Indian music titled “Music of India,” he is also founder-director of Chhandayan, “an organization dedicated to promoting and preserving Indian music and culture.” Watch Samir in a masterful tabla performace. Learn more about Samir.


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