Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Grammy-nominated Chandrika Tandon Releases Ammu's Treasures, a Collection of Classic Songs and Soothing Chants

A three-volume omnibus of 35 songs and 21 chants, Ammu's Treasures invites its listeners to reminisce or make new memories with traditional folk tunes and familiar popular songs and poems, which were a part of Chandrika's childhood years. These songs speak of faraway places, in different genres and languages, with varied arrangements. They are meant for quiet times, happy times, and anytime. This treasury of music also includes ancient Vedic chants set to Indian scales, aimed to soothe and relax.

Adding their incredible artistry to complex arrangements, Ammu's Treasures features many maestros, including Cyro Baptista, Martin Bejerano, Purbayan Chatterjee, Rakesh Chaurasia, Béla Fleck, Eugene Friesen, Maeve Gilchrist, Jamey Haddad, Bobby Keyes, Howard Levy, Romero Lubambo, Marcus Rojas, Dave Schroeder, Michael Ward-Bergeman, Kenny Werner, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Teese Gohl, Mirek Vana, John Kiehl, Scott Cannizzaro, and more. Marc Lumer and Bob Spang contributed their talents to beautiful accompanying lyric videos.

Ammu's Treasures is a hug for the world, a message of Love, Light, Laughter for all ages.

A concert in Prague was recently held, in partnership with Kroky Dobra, who created a children’s choir of 35 Ukrainian children. Together with Chandrika, the choir performed songs from Ammu’s Treasures for a 200 person audience at Lobkowicz Castle in June 2023.

The event was full of heartwarming moments and was a true celebration of love between families and new friends. The children in the choir practiced for a month in advance, forming a connection to Ammu and the songs, illustrating beautiful drawings and crafting thoughtful messages for Chandrika. Countless hugs were given and received.

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