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album art Ramayana-12: Caves of Kishkindha
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Released: Oct 22, 2006 | 7:04 PM
Category: World
Application: GarageBand
Loop Use: Some loops

File Type: .mp3
File Size: 6.94 MB

Plays: 4968
Downloads: 25
Weekly Plays: 6
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: No derivative works allowed
Track number twelve in my Ramayana project. After Prince Rama's wife Sita is abducted by Ravana, king of demons, Rama and his brother Lakshmana begin a desperate search that takes them into the kingdom of Kiskindha, a mountainous forest land dotted with enormous caves in which live the vanara, humanoid simians with the gift of speech (often called "monkeys" in English translations because of their tails... interestingly, "vanara" appears to mean, in Sanskrit, "forest people," so perhaps the legends about them were Arya stories about natives of the southern sub-continent).

In any event, in the forest of Kishkindha, encounters the vanara king in exile, Sugriva, and Hanuman, one of his generals. By a stroke of luck, these are the two figures to whom Sita dropped from Ravana's chariot her scarf and some ornaments. Sugriva was deposed from his kingdom by his brother, Vali, who also took his wife Roma from him. Rama agrees to defeat Vali if Sugriva will assist in the search for Sita. The agreement made, Sugriva challenges Vali to a duel. While the duel is progressing, Rama shoots from his bow and kills Vali. Sugriva regains his kingdom and his wife.

Rama and his brother spend some time in the breathtaking caves of this simian kingdom, enjoying its hospitality before setting out with a vanara army to recuperate Sita.

I wanted to create music that would sound a little like and yet unlike any other particular human nation's traditions, so I've tried to combine African, Spanish, Arabic and Indian elements with an infectious "Bollywood" beat. Hope you like it!

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If you're interested, here are the other tracks in this project:

Death's Silver Noose Slipped Round His Soul
Rama's Sandals on the Throne
Rakshasi Love (Surpanakha's Lament)
Hanuman Searches Lanka for Sita
Building the Bridge to Lanka
Battling the Demon Hordes
Sita in Exile
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Excellent arrangement.

Tell the story above in the lyrics that this song needs. Try to do the lyric from the point of view of Sita then it becomes a love story.

From all the rest of the songs in this series you have the makings of lyrical modern opera. Put down the guitar and start writing the lryics.
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NICE WORK !!!!!!!!!!

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Dave, you can bet I like it!
very interesting mix of instruments, I've particularly appreciated those unexpected accordion passages. Production, as usual, is top notch.
This opera is getting more and more interesting.....
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Oh soooo good! You have wonderfully achieved your goal in making the music sound unlike any particular tradition. A fantastic blend. Truly fantastic! It's The Bowles Tradition!!!!
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Very flighty! Sounds like they were doing a lot of traveling and having fun.
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Wow, you got everything but the kitchen sink playing in this one...no wait, I think I hear a sink sound...YES! ---Dave
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David,
Your work is like sculpture.
So much depth, so much texture.

right on!
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You never fail to amaze. You have an amazing body of work! It should be featured in a dance production opera or as fim music. You truly are a rare talent.

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Really cool. Really captures the feel of the area. I like it alot.
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This truly is a stunning blend of international styles. My "Favorites" list is likely to get very long, thanks to you...
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This is superb, sir. You know what, my folks used to call me and my younger brother Sugriva and Vali because we had quarrels all the time. It's nice to hear a song about them.
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I'm glad you liked it!
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