Album Remarks & Appraisals:
From the swirling mists at the dawn of time come the ancient hymns of the Veda, and the spirituality of Africa. "Gondwana Dawn" combines an African youth choir and music with Indian songs, traditional instruments and voice. This album takes us into a unique new world of spirituality, music and rhythm: India and Africa united in music.
Personnel: Sumitra Guha (vocals); Robin Hogarth (bamboo flute, keyboards, marimba); Nthombezinhle Manyathi, Katleho "Faith" Moeletsi (soprano); Andreas Biyela (tenor, guitar); Samuel Sesheku, Keketso Makgobotloane (tenor); Thabiso Moyake (bass voice, recorder); Sean Mashigo (bass voice); Ghulam Ali (sarangi); Rajat Prasanna (flute, bansuri); Padmaja Chakraborty, Malobika Mondol (harmonium); Abhishek Mangla (bass guitar); Reuben Narain (drums); Hari Iyer (ghatam); Durjoy Bhowmick (tabla).
Audio Mixer: Ludwig Bouwer.
Liner Note Author: Robin Hogarth.
Recording information: Studio Groove, New Delhi.
Editor: Ludwig Bouwer.
Photographers: Avik Chatterjee; Robin Hogarth.
Translator: Diz Heller.
Arranger: Robin Hogarth.