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Samba Sitar!

is a spontaneous explosive trail blazing sitar improvisation set against a range of samba rhythms! It evokes the primal chlorophyll present in the Brazilian rain forests. 


Playing with rhythmic alliteration, syncopation and cross rhythms, sitarist Ranjit Makkuni shows us true expression of primal raw Asian and Brazilian psychedelia



Samba Sitar!


is a spontaneous sitar composition set against a range of samba rhythms!. 

Samba Sitar!

Mahamaya Experience

Aug 12 

Written By Taylor Williams

Phantom Power Music Blog

Acid Jazz, Sitar style

Ever heard acid jazz with a sitar?  Neither had we.  But, we love sitar.  We love improvised beats.  We love non-traditional formats of song structure.  Whoever says that art must conform to specific structures is sapping the potential out of life.  That said, check out this trippy jam of a sitar by Ranjit Makkuni.

It’s atonal.  It’s chaotic.  The drums are tribal.  The riffs are blazing.  How in the world is Ranjit Makkuni playing that fast?!  Scroll through his Facebook and Soundcloud and you’ll see he’s pushing the boundaries of music with his work.  He calls it Asian Jazz, and we think that’s a good title. 

You should also check out “Stream 2 Trains”  It’s another short piece, but when you think about the time it takes for a train to pass you by, and the images it creates, it completely makes sense.  This is some cool stuff, check it out!