Favorite Sessions

KCRW Presents: Nitin SawhneyKCRW

U.K. producer and composer Nitin Sawhney recently made a rare U.S. visit for a live performance in downtown Los Angeles, and we were thrilled to grab him for an in-studio session during his time here. He was joined by vocalist Nicki Wells and tabla player Arev Dervish for a stunning set of music. Wells sang beautifully in multiple languages, helping to make their entire set feel like a globe-spanning journey.

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