Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Jamshied Sharifi - Setaa

There are voices on this album, but they are powerfully and completely part of the composition and blend beautifully. I have used this album many times to travel to places deep within myself, and saved it for tonight to talk about because of the spiritual nature of the music. Our culture tries its best to trivialize this evening, but for most of us the spiritual meditations on creation, salvation, birth and death all come to a focus during this season each year. Having music that enhances these intellectual journeys and brings unity of spirit to the emotions that accompany our internal confrontations makes for a potent examination of purpose. Shoutouts for A Charlotte Sky, Darfur Is Burning, Ghanima, and the religious depths inspired by Requiem. Jamshied Sharifi