As we stream into the 21st century, the rich legacy of Indian music continues to expand around the world.
Seen as a kind of exotic 'seasoning' when classical masters like ALI AKBAR KHAN and RAVI SHANKAR came to the west in the 1950s, it survived its trendy status as a psychedelic curiosity in the 1960s, and has gone on to influence several generations of western musicians, from avant-garde and electronic, to devotional.
In an age of rapid innovation and stylistic change, Indian music has proven to be amazingly durable due to its profound insight into tone and rhythm, and use of the drone — a gravitational center that keeps some of the world's best musicians in its orbit.
On this transmission of Hearts of Space, another journey in the Indian music orbit called PLANET INDIA. Music is by ANOUSHKA SHANKAR & KARSH KALE, AL GROMER KHAN, HANS CHRISTIAN, DEVA PREMAL, MANEESH DE MOOR, BAIRD HERSEY & PRANA and KRISHNA DAS, BEN LEINBACH & JAI UTTAL, and MANDALA.