The Heart of Nepal

by Dan Blanchard and Manohar Gurung

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Folk And Festival Songs of the Himalayas

World music album by santoorist and multi-instrumentalist Dan Blanchard and multi-percussionist Manohar Gurung. Dan and Manohar blend traditional folk melodies and festival songs from the Himalayan country of Nepal with Indian Classical Music and Western composition in a modern production.

Features guest musicians Sheela Bringi (Bansuri Flute) and Eddie Young (Bass Guitar). The foundations of the album are the rhythms on the Nepali hand drums (Madal and Tabla) and the melodies of the folk songs played on the Santoor and Bansuri Flute, filled out and supported by western elements of guitar, bass and keyboards.


released November 15, 2018

Dan Blanchard - santoor, guitar, keyboards, synths
Manohar Gurung - all percussion
Sheela Bringi - Bansuri Flute
Eddie Young - Bass, Cello
Dave Cipriani - Indian Slide Guitar
Sanjeev Durral - vocal and guitar on Chyangba

Arranged by Dan Blanchard and Manohar Gurung
Produced by Dan Blanchard and Peaceful Vibes
Recorded by Dan Blanchard at Sangeet Bhavan
Mixed by Ronan Chris Murphy and Dan Blanchard
Mastered by Ronan Chris Murphy at Veneto West


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Dan Blanchard Los Angeles, California

Dan blends ancient Indian classical music with world and electronic music to transport you to blissful states of mind during yoga and meditation practice or to uplift you during your daily life. Classically trained on the santoor, Dan explores the therapeutic power of music and adapts it for modern world needs, providing a powerful and engaging experience for overall well-being and inner peace. ... more

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