This FREE White Swan Wednesday offering comes from Stevin McNamara’s latest gem of a recording, Shakti Guitar. His singular Indian raga guitar stylings are striking a chord with listeners all over the world, and we want to share this uniquely warm and intimate sound with you.
“Sun Moon and Stars,” based on Rag Khamaj and intended for the Twilight hours, is indicative of the heart and skill that Stevin brings to his art and instrument. Accompanied by steady percussion, the song is an ideal addition to your evening-time playlist. We hope you enjoy this free song. As always, if you like it, please share it. All of us at White Swan Records are grateful for your listening attention, and for your support of our artists and mission. We wish you and yours a happy and festive holiday season.
New Release from Stevin McNamara
Indian music has its roots in the ancient Vedic culture where it was originally used for religious and devotional purposes. Over the centuries it has developed into what we hear today. It is a living music that has been personally handed down from teacher to disciple over centuries – and cannot be learned in any other way.
As the years have gone by, all this music has grown into Stevin's personal style that encompasses all these influences and is now presented on the nylon string guitar. The concept of Shakti Guitar is to present a musical cycle of a complete day. We start at the first glimmer of dawn and move through the day and evening, ending in the deepest night where we go into our dreams.
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