Item #SP7200CD. Fulbright award-winning musician, Daniel Paul takes the rare art of melody drumming on a journey Between Two Worlds, blending the estatic rhythms of the tabla tarong of India with Celtic, African, Middle Eastern and Western instrumentation. Daniel is joined by a rich cadre of musical friends from Deva Priyo of Lost at Last, performing exquisitely on guitar, sarod and berimbao, to Soundings Ensemble artists Singh Kaur with her haunting vocals, Dean Evenson soaring on flute, and Sonic Tribe’s Scott Huckabay with his stunning guitar harmonics. Daniel shares his Indian style vocalizations on several chant pieces. With his rich background in Indian classical forms and his sensitivity to western music, he brings a new voice to the world of fusion music. Daniel Paul is one of the few musicians in the world to master the tabla tarong, sometimes referred to as the ‘harp of drums’ because of the melodic quality of the drum tunings. This set of multiple tabla treble drums is arranged in a semi-circle around the musician in an ascending chromatic scale and is played with a simple tap of the fingers to create melodies, thus allowing the percussionist to compose musical pieces with the drums themselves. The word tarong literally means ‘waves’ and refers to the almost under-water sounding quality one hears when many table drums are played in quick succession. The resulting musical experience is an energetic and exotic soundscape, perfect for yoga, pilates and sacred movement.