Sufi singers Abdul Ghani, Ajah Maideen and the late Saburmaideen Babha Sabeer from the Nagore Dargah near Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu sing devotional songs in Tamil and Arabic dialects, accompanied by trance like, pulsating percussion. The troupe perform at various religious and social events at their shrine in coastal South India, using music as a medium to reach states of religious and spiritual ecstasy. EarthSync first discovered and recorded the trio during the filming of their award winning audio-visual documentary Laya Project.
In a striking collaboration curated by EarthSync, these three artists unite with musicians from different nationalities, faiths and backgrounds - Zohar Fresco on Middle Eastern percussion, horns by monks from the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, sarangi by maestro Murad Ali Khan, rhodes and programming by Patrick Sebag, harmonium by Palakkad Sreeram among others. The resulting album Nagore Sessions is a richly woven tapestry of sound that transcends the borders of religion and culture, speaking instead the language of love. There is tangible magnificence in this ecstatic, transcendental call to love and devotion.
"With exotic Middle-Eastern percussion meeting earthy voices, this makes for fantastic world music. Keyboards, violins, basses and handclaps complete the rich texture of this album".