Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from Yatra (Nomadic Souls) by Kailash Kher & Kailasa, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

Yatra (Nomadic Souls)

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

Kailash Kher had picked up a massive following in India (and with expatriate communities) long before making a U.S. debut, but in itself, that doesn't necessarily provide a free pass to a good international release, especially with the stereotypes of Bollywood music behind him. In fact, Kher's success has come in no small part from being somewhat different from the bulk of Bollywood's other songmakers. Where much of the genre is formulaic, poppy, and seemingly manufactured, Kher reveals a tendency for vastly more soul, as he does on Yatra. His songs sound crafted, his vocals taking from Hindustani classical forms (dhrupad, most notably) and Sufi qawwal, and there is perhaps more Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan in his voice than there is Mohammed Rafi (there's even a stray harmonium in "Kar Kar Main Haara"). The result is a surprising one. The songs float, with mere hints of more modern traditions buried within more timeless sounds. The music grooves rather than bounces. The backing vocalists sway and swoon rather than shout. The sound is actually casual, while Indian music tends to be anything but — Bollywood is often hyperactive, and classical music is often more rigid (though it flows, the rules are always followed). If one has ever wondered what Khan would have sounded like in a modern setting (aside from the various electronic remixes), Kher may be the answer. With basic dance tracks, touches of bhangra, long and soulful ballads, and even a couple of outstanding bits of acoustic dance, Yatra has a little of everything and a few items that are entirely unexpected. This may be the sort of album that only comes around once every few years, and one with something to hear that's completely new and special.

Customer Reviews

India's answer to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

I normally don't write reviews but I'm compelled to here - this is Indian folk music at its purest and best, India's answer to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Teri Deewani and Piya Ghar Aavenge are masterpieces (the former a good starting point for beginners), but the others are equally majestic. Buy this now - there really is nothing like it.

Top Albums and Songs by Kailash Kher

Yatra (Nomadic Souls), Kailash Kher
View in iTunes

Customer Ratings