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Painted Sands

New Album Available Now




Carmen Rizzo

Electronics, Keyboards, Drums, Percussion

Narayan Sijan

Oud, Voice, Saz, Buzuk, Setar,
Baglama, Kopus Saz


The Journey


Electro-acoustic Silk Road mystic melodies meets electronic grooves and enchanting dance. Karavan Sarai's debut album, Woven Landscapes, reached #6 on the world music charts. Composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist Narayan Sijan lived on the Silk Road from 1994-2006, learning and performing music with mystics, masters and locals on a shoestring budget. He creates an innovative alchemy of musical storytelling and beautiful tones. Schirin Chams-Diba performs a visual feast of sacred temple and traditional dances of the Silk Road; invoking elegant dances of her native Persian lands, the colorful gypsies of India and the magical power of belly dance. Electronic music is created by two time GRAMMY nominee producer, programmer Carmen Rizzo. With all this synergy, one is transported on a visual and sonic journey.