Hey everyone -- just wanted to let you know that SoundRoots hasn't dropped off the face of the earth, we're just vacationing in the warm if somewhat dusty climes of New Delhi for a while. Back next week, with loads of stories, observations, and...yes...music!
I've been attending the International Festival of Sacred Arts here. Last night went to hear a qawwali group at the tomb of Sufi saint Nizamuddin -- and getting to the place was just as interesting as the music itself. Had to run a gauntlet of beggars and shops, stalls, and roaming vendors -- first through a congested street then through smaller and smaller passageways into the heart of the shrine.
Off to do some music shopping this afternoon. In the meantime, have a look at some photos from the festival here.