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Get inspired by compositions from Swar Systems users around the world and submit your own! Best songs will be posted regularly in this Cafe!

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STZ Swar Studio Song. Proprietary format used in Swar Studio.
SGC SwarGroove Composition. Proprietary format used in SwarGroove.
SSC Swar Systems Composition. Proprietary format used in SwarShala.
Audio Audio files (MP3, ASF, etc...) contain all required sound data. You can therefore play them directly through any standard player like WinAmp or Windows Media Player.
MIDI MIDI files only contain the events that trigger the notes and modulations. This means you require a SwarPlug or a sampler with the right sounds to play them.
MOV Youtube Movie. Recorded video of Karaoke lyrics.
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22.01.04 Indian Rhythm Ensemble (Folk) Download
Author Babu Parameswaran Audio (2.0 Mb)
Notes When North Indian drums meet South Indian ones, then you get an explosion of rhythm, perfectly depicted here by Babu. A great introduction to our next volume of instruments : South 1!
Instruments used Duff, Nagara, Tabla
07.01.04 Punjabi Masti (Bhangra) Download
Author Ranjan Sharma Audio (1.2 Mb)
Notes Let's start the new year 2004 in a festive mood! This Bhangra remix should get you moving! Raise your arms, open your hands and shake your shoulders up and down : yes, just like a real Punjabi!
Instruments used Tumbi, Dhol, Tudd
18.12.03 Padharo Mare Des (Mand) Download
Author Ranjan Sharma Audio (2.2 Mb)
Notes Mand is a very famous musical form from Rajasthan, very much appreciated for its melodious nature. Ranjan's beautiful voice adds to the enchantment of this remix.
Instruments used Duggis, Duff, Tambourines, Gunghroo, Tabla, Sitar, Bansuri, Sarangi, Santoor
25.11.03 Volume North 2 Demo (Fusion) Download
Author Ranjan Sharma Audio (2.0 Mb)
Notes This composition features a large array of the instruments included in the new Volume North 2 that was just released today. We hope these will open new horizons for your creativity!
Instruments used Duggis, Tambourines, Dimdi, Tumbak Nari, Duff, Harmonium, Gunghroo, Bansuri
11.11.03 Mundian To Bach Ke (Bhangra) Download
Author Ranjan Sharma Audio (0.5 Mb)
Notes And here, friends, a glimpse of our coming new volume of instruments! Let's groove to the Bhangra beat with Punjabi MC's world famous hit Mundian to Bach Ke.
Instruments used Tumbi, Dhol
06.10.03 Mumbai Dawn (Fusion) Download
Author Ranjan Sharma Audio (1.1 Mb)
Notes Early morning in India's business capital. Sitar and sarangi express the calmness of dawning sky, while tabla depicts the turbulent croud of workers on their way to their jobs.
Instruments used Sitar, Sarangi, Tabla
11.09.03 Jad Da Wasia Mein Pardes (Punjabi Nazam) Download
Author John Ditta Audio (0.9 Mb)
Notes A sad song about a punjabi farmer travelling abroad just to find out that he has become a foreigner in both places. "Most of my relations have been eaten up by time and travel...". Lyrics from Inderjit Paul.
Instruments used Sitar, Guitar, Sarangi, Sarod, Harmonium, Tabla, Dholak
07.08.03 Complications (Techno) Download
Author DJ Curry Audio (4.9 Mb)
Notes Preview from DJ Curry's upcoming album: "Tabla Storm - Sentinel Invasion", inspired by Talvin Singh's creations. The song was composed on Reason, using SwarShala exported loops.
Instruments used Tabla
01.08.03 Indian Summer (R&B) Download
Author Peebs Baird (Loud Minority) Audio (3.3 Mb)
Notes "The first section is someone crossing a valley in the mid-day summer sun. When they come out of the valley, they come across a western city where everyone is layed out soaking up the summer. Everyone looks up and welcomes them."
Instruments used Tabla, Tanpura, Bansuri
24.07.03 Perler (Norwegian Ghazal!) Download
Author John Ditta Audio (0.9 Mb)
Notes A Ghazal with Norwegian words? John Ditta has composed and sung it for you! Words are from Norwegian poet Erling Kittelsen: "I miss pearls and moons, I do not need anything else..."
Instruments used Harmonium, Bansuri