CD Review: Laya Project - Laya Project

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Laya Project is a world music documentary produced by EarthSync, a world music audio-visual production company based in South India.

The project is a "personal and collective musical tribute to the resilience of the human spirit", and is dedicated to the survivors of the December 26 - 2004 Asian tsunami.

A team of sound engineers and camera men took a two-year journey through six countries, including India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Maldives and Myanmar, and recorded film footage and music with the local musicians.

The production is based on regional folk music traditions, recorded and brought back to the studio to create a composition that mixes and arranges the original recordings, and embarks on a visual and musical journey crossing borders, while preserving the music of the people.

This album is one of the best worldgroove CDs ever released. Pure soul is what speaks out of these compositions. No computer created soundscapes but real traditional recordings in all the instruments and vocals.

Every track has a story and even if you don't understand the lyrics, it has the power to touch something deeper inside... Sometimes it requires relaxing, sometimes furious dancing this album has it all!

Just take some time off - press "play" and dive into the sound of Laya Project! And... when the sound has been integrated Try to watch the DVD where all the music recordings has been filmed.

A true recommended Masterpiece.

Have a listen to one of the best tracks on this CD.

You can prelisten the full CD by following this link: Laya Project - Laya Project

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