Critics have long acknowledged Sheila Chandra as a pioneer of world music, from her legendary work with Monsoon through her remarkably bold experiments with lyricless tones and textures, vocal percussion and minimalist solo voice and drone. MOONSUNG: A REAL WORLD RETROSPECTIVE surveys her groundbreaking trilogy on Real World (including two previously unreleased tracks) and showcases the extraordinary voice and true innovative scope of this imaginative vocalist. Chandra seemlessly weaves vocal styles of India, the Arab world, Andalucia, Ireland and such ancient structures as Gregorian plainsong with a singular, utterly original mind and voice. An amazing album from an amazing woman!

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