Susheela Raman / Love Trap

After a successful debut album in 2001 entitled "Salt Rain," talented vocalist Susheela Raman continues her musical journey with her follow up "Love Trap." This British native has a Tamil background and gracefully combines Indian and Western music with a unique twist. Susheela recorded this enchanting album in Spain and worked with musicians such as Nigerian drummer Tony Allen and Flamenco pianist David Dorantes. The songs explore carnatic music and displays lyrics, which are mainly in Sanskrit and Telugu. The musical backdrops are varied and have international flair. The album begins with the title track sung in english and is based on an Ethiopian song by Mahmoud Ahmed. "Manasuloni" is an interesting blend of rhythms. Lord Krishna is honored on the sweet sounding "Sakhi Maro." Susheela continues to impress with "Ye Meera Divanapan Hai," originally sung by Mukesh in the 1960's film entitled "Yehudi." An artist to discover.

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