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Charu Suri

Ragas & Waltzes

Release Date: September 2, 2022

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1 Verona Waltz  
2 Vienna Waltz  
3 Waltz For My Father  
4 Raga Kalyani  
5 Raga Hemant  
6 Farewell Waltz  
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Charu Suri, has reinvented the classic European waltz and expanded the definition of her self-defined music genre: “Raga Jazz” on her latest album, “Ragas & Waltzes”. 

On the recording, she is the first Indian composer to work with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in New Orleans by collaborating with their legendary drummer Joe Lastie.  Preservation Hall inspired Suri to start her own band just four years ago. This album brings her musical inspiration and the creation of her music full circle. “Working with Joe was a dream come true” says Charu.

Produced by Grammy® Award Winning, Lonnie Park, “Ragas & Waltzes” fuses the music of the East and the West with two raga-inspired compositions: the airy “Floating” with guitarist Noshir Mody, and Raga Hemant (version 2) with Native American flute performed by Al Jewer. 

The album is dedicated as a tribute to Charu’s father who passed away in December of 2021.

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