Darunam Radovan Jovicevic
and Manu Narayan
with the internationally acclaimed
virtuoso clarinetist Milan Milosevic
Serbian born, Radovan Jovicevic is an internationally applauded artist who first garnered attention in Europe, selling over 5 million of albums as a member of the wildly popular band Zana and an equal number of discs as a composer for other acts. Since moving to the United States he has composed for numerous musical milieus, including films, videos and television. Indian-American Manu Narayan is best known for his starring role in the Mike Myers movie The Love Guru and on Broadway in as the lead in the Andrew Lloyd Weber/A. R. Rahman musical Bombay Dreams. Narayan, who has sung with artists ranging from Cyndi Lauper, the Band's Garth Hudson and Frank London of the Klezmetics, is also an accomplished saxophonist who has studied in India with world renowned master Sri Kadri Gopalnath.
Radovan and Manu met in New York City (where they both presently reside) in 2005 and eventually formed Darunam, releasing the contemporary rock EP and music video All That's Beautiful Must Die a year later. For The Last Angel On Earth, they enlisted the talents of clarinet master Milan Milosevic, who has been praised as "eclectic, groundbreaking and innovative," terms that describe his colleagues equally well. A former member of the Belgrade National Orchestra, Milan, who currently lives in Vancouver, has performed in a wide-ranging number of settings, including as a leader of his own jazz/ethno themed group on his cd Pearls and Yarn. The new collective Darunam/Milan - which will be performing a live concert in Vancouver on January 8th, 2009 (2 days after the release of the cd) that will be recorded and broadcast throughout Canada by the CBC - is an impressive group of distinctly talented individuals, hailing from widely diverse musical backgrounds, but sharing a common musical philosophy, coalescing into a single groundbreaking aggregation that builds on the members' variegated pasts, while moving into the future.
The members of Darunam/Milan Radovan, Manu and Milan - all share a deep conviction that the whole world is becoming one and that music is an vital factor in bringing it together. Utilizing the power of the internet to shrink the planet they have come together to create a music that is both international and individual on a disc that seeks to expand minds and transport age-old musical traditions into the future.
A forward looking endeavor Daranum/Milan, Serbian born, Radovan Jovicevic, Indian-American Manu Narayan & clarinet master Milan Milosevic, join for innovation and tradition on a multicultural musical journey. Titled The Last Angel On Earth the disc reflects the wide ranging experiences of its three members. World music with an otherworldly view, inspired by the myriad original forms heard side-by-side in New York City, the songs on the disc, created in cyberspace across the North American continent, blend sounds stretching across the planet into a unique whole that is very much more than its many individually identifiable parts.
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