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David Darling to record Hindu-themed album

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Published: Friday, February 26, 2010, 13:29 [IST]

Nevada (US) (ANI): Grammy winner American maverick cellist and composer David Darling plans to record a Hindu-themed album. Titled 'Everything Is Heart Breaking', Darling reportedly wants to record this solo CD with meditation drones and singing in raga scales in collaboration with German producer Manfried Eicher of ECM Records and keyboardist Kit Walker. He has recorded over 20 albums and his 'A Prayer for Compassion' won the prestigious Grammy last month.

Congratulating David Darling on winning Grammy, Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada (USA) today, called for introduction of 'kirtan' as new field of awards at Grammys next year. Outside India, 'kirtan' was attracting large audiences in USA, Canada, United Kingdom, and many other countries of the world, resulting in various new albums and creation of star 'kirtan' artists. It was the time Grammys organizer National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of USA opened its eyes to the sentiments of people, Zed, who is president of Universal Society of Hinduism, added.

Indiana born Darling, 68, who now lives in Goshen (Connecticut), dabbled in various styles, including jazz, African, classical, Brazilian, and Indian music. He has written and performed in over a dozen movies, including MTV nominated 'Heat' (Michael Mann). His other albums include '8-String Religion'.

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