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Interview: Bob Duskis and Karsh Kale


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Every month or so we talk to our main music man, Bob Duskis. Bob's the co-founder of a record label up in San Francisco called "Six Degrees Records" and he's our international music tour guide here on The Savvy Traveler. Bob's point of view is that songs are travelers themselves. They reach the most remote spots on Earth. And cultures give and take from each other by sharing their music.

This week, instead of covering the music of a few artists, we're going in depth -- focusing on how one song travels through different cultures. We'll explore the inspiration for creating this song, as well as the construction and production of the tune. The artist: Karsh Kale. The song: "Deepest Blue" from his new release on Six Degrees Records, "Realize."

Karsh brings many influences to his own unique music groove and is equally at home with electronic dance music as he is with classical Indian music. "Deepest Blue," a song about being lost and finding yourself, represents the percussionist/songwriter's collaboration with Sultan Khan, the world's unchallenged master of the sarangi (a box-shaped cello). It's part of a traveling soundtrack for Karsh, a fascinating combination of Eastern and Western influences, of U.S. and Indian cultures, and the sublime essences of both countries.

Savvy Resources:

Info on "Realize" and "Deepest Blue" on the Six Degrees Records Web site

Karsh Kale's Web site

Preview "Realize" on Liquid.com

Karsh Kale releases on Liquid.com

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