Samir Bodhi – Memories of Empathy

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After reaching #1 on Amazon’s New Age New Release chart and #4 on the Zone Music Reporter’s Global Airplay charts with his debut album, Stairway to Nirvana, Samir Bodhi returns to new age fusion with a second collection, Memories of Empathy. Building on the album’s predecessor, Bodhi develops his greater musical vision to bring different cultures and communities together to increase mutual understanding and human empathy.

Press release by The B Company

Bodhi bands together with friends and renowned musicians to produce a new age fusion of traditional Indian melodies and instruments merged with relaxing Western beats. The album has been referred to as one that blueprints a new world order suitable for fans of various interests, musical tastes, and lifestyles.

Sample the album and find it on your favorite streaming service:

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Bodhi envisions the album to have an important impact on all listeners. He says, “If we want to create a more peaceful world, we all must start with empathy, putting one in another person’s situation. I hope that the six tracks we have created in the new album will bring peace and help people to have more empathy in their lives. I hope they take some time to understand someone else’s situation, to be empathetic.”

Bodhi’s new album serves as a greater reflection of his multifaceted perspectives as an Indian-born musical visionary and internationally-recognized scientist and scholar who thrives in pursuit of his ambitions. The album piggybacks off Bodhi’s greater vision to connect people beyond their many differences through music, a vision that he began with his first album two years ago.

Memories of Empathy is a product of cooperation among talented artists working alongside Bodhi to reminisce on more empathetic days. The album features three tracks co-produced by guitarist/bassist Sanjoy Das and three by American multi-instrumentalist David Vito Gregoli. Sanjoy Das previously collaborated with Bodhi in the development of Stairway to Nirvana, and has been featured on Ustad Zakir Hussain’s “Huzur” live series and MTV India. The final track, “World of Empathy,” features the Indian film composer and Indosphere keyboardist Louis Banks, who has also been referred to as the “Godfather of Indian Jazz.”

A Samir Bodhi album isn’t complete without transcendent vocals. Bollywood singer Madhumita Chatterjee and Indian classical vocalist Supriyo Dutta’s vocals can be heard on the album’s “Have and Have Nots” track. Madhumita Chatterjee has co-sung with legends such as Anup Jalota and Kumar Sanu, and has collaborated with several composers in India and Hollywood; she and Samir Bodhi are married. Supriyo Dutta has performed all over the world and trained under critically acclaimed Indian classical artists such as Pandit Ramkrishna Basu.

For more information and music samples, visit samirbodhi.com.