Sheela Bringi Incantations

Sheela Bringi Incantations
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Sheela Bringi's latest is vibrant in its lyricism, spiritual in its composition and meditative in its presentation. Bringi's grounding in elements of jazz and Indian classical music manifests itself in a manner she describes as "accessing a place of mystery and divinity." As an Indian-American, her continued collaboration with Atlanta-born African-American songwriter/trumpeter Clinton Patterson brings forth a sonically pleasing, subtle mix of American South and South Asian musical sensibilities.

As a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (harp, bansuri flute, harmonium), Bringi is able to delicately weave various musical strands into a sound all its own. Fresh yet familiar — standouts include "Sri Krishna," "Moonrise Divination" and "Peacock" featuring Patterson — it would be interesting to see Bringi take her sound to its most daring, but for now, this full-length solo debut sets the stage for further experimentation to come. (Independent)