Taken by Trees

Swedish musician Victoria Bergsman recorded 2008’s “East of Eden” {amazon} in Pakistan, with the help of local Pakistani musicians.

The rhythm, drums and flutes of Pakistani music had long captivated Victoria and this, coupled with a deep admiration for her favorite singers Abida Parveen and the legendary Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, helped her choose Pakistan as the place to record her new album. Another attractive factor was her interest in Sufi musicians who play in order to enter a trance like state, using music to transport themselves to another time and place.

Taken By Trees — “Watch the Waves”