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Char Taal and a Raga Rainbow

by Rakkatak

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lo bil I love the energy, passion and danceability of this ensemble’s music both live and in recordings. Thanks so much for your sounds that help me dream bigger with more fun in my heart.
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Nine Lives 05:08
Uninvited 04:44


released May 7, 2021

Rakkatak is
Anita Katakkar: tabla
Oriana Barbato: electric bass, acoustic guitar, shakers
Pratik Rao: vocals
Zaynab Wilson: cajón, vocals, drum kit

Guest artists:
Rex Van der Spuy: sitar on track 1
Hasheel: bansuri on tracks 2, 5, 8, 9
Jessica Hana Deutsch: violin arrangement and playing on tracks 3, 4, 7
Valentina Harper: vocals on track 6
Ernesto Espinoza: violin on track 6

All songs were composed by Pratik Rao, Oriana Barbato and Anita Katakkar except for Gracias a la Vida by Violeta Parra and Uninvited by Alanis Morissette.

Recording at St Clarens Records with Patric McGroarty
Recording of bansuri for tracks 2, 5, 8, 9 at Bamahang Studios with Reza Moghaddas
Recording of violin for track 6 at Imaginit Studios with Lisa Patterson

Mixing by Reza Moghaddas
Production by Anita Katakkar
Mastering by Andy Krehm
Art and Design by Howie Shia

Rakkatak would like to thank the Ontario Arts Council www.arts.on.ca for funding this album.


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