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Pet Sins May 2007

Shiraz - Iranian classical meets chill out beats

Sahara Lounge

Shiraz, the stellar opening track on Putomayo's Sahara Lounge album, is a collaboration between Persian santur player Essie Tehrani and Ramin Sakurai, a LA-based studio wizard born to a Japanese father and an Iranian mother in Indiana. Sakurai is a founder of trip-hop group The Supreme Beings of Leisure.

For more on Ramin Sakurai and his group, see Yolk Magazine interview Supreme Beings of Leisure: Two is the Magic Number