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Influence: India
About "Kamalajadala"
While Suba was learning the south Indian tradition from her father, she was also studying classical choral music in school. Suba brings together these disparate influences with this choral arrangement of a 15th-century geetham.

“Oh! Merciful one, with lotus-like eyes! You are an ocean of mercy and showed kindness to the elephant king, Gajendra. You, the lord of Lakshmi slew the demons Keshi and Narakaasura. Your exalted presence resides in the city of Velapura. You are the greatest amongst Gods.” - adapted from/translation by Chitraveena Ravikiran

from The Humours of Autorickshaw, released 10 November 2013
Composed by Purandara Dāsa (1484–1564)
Public Domain
Choral arrangement by Suba Sankaran
Percussion arrangement by Andrew Craig and Ed Hanley
Commissioned by Orpheus Choir/Robert Cooper in 2003

Suba Sankaran: lead vocal and soprano, alto and tenor choral parts
Ed Hanley: tabla
Patrick Graham: crotales, concert bass drum
Art Mullin: bass choral part