Kailash Kher & Kailasa - Yatna (Nomadic Souls)
Cumbancha are an intrepid label who have brought a host of brilliant musicians to the world, including the late Brazilian artist Andy Palacios. Now they capture the infectious sounds of Kailash Kher, a household name in India for singing Bollywood and Hindi film soundtracks as well as a host of popular styles from Sufi chant to folk to reggae, and then for becoming an Indian Idol judge. Simon Cowell eat your heart out: Kher creates the most exuberant music, often by updating the more spiritual, 13th century Indian musical style, Quawwali. A true star.