Searching For Satyam (BW2137)
A master of the Bansuri flute, Deepak's project is a musical exploration of traditional Indian sounds mixed with contemporary western influences.
Born in South Africa, Deepak made his first journey to India at the age of 17. In a country which has a rich culture, Deepak soon found himself the disciple of flautist Pandit Chaurasia. Another great influence was flute maker Shri Suryakant Limaye who when he died left his flute collection to Deepak. All these instruments have a history and are made with master craftmanship.
'Searching For Satyam', blends Deepak's classical Indian flute playing with funky jazz, flamenco guitar, tabla and bass to produce an elegant example of musical syncretism. Highly acoustic and improvisational, the album was awarded a SAMA (South African Music Award) in 2000 for 'Best Instrumental Album'.
Deepak Ram is at the forefront of the indo-jazz cross-cultural fiesta and although formally trained in traditional Indian music, he creates a thoroughly modern sound.
Track Listing (30 Second Samples)
1. KALBADEVI ROAD
3. UPON A WHITE LOTUS
4. DANCE POUR KOOKSIE AUX BEN
5. SEARCHUNG FOR SATYAM
8. LULLABY FOR KRUPA
10. MEMORIES OF KIRON