BBC Music gives excellent review of Paredes’ Zuhuy Kak recording by de Saram
'His is a distinctive legacy, with several works referencing his Sri Lankan heritage as well as exploiting his fearless technique.' Of Zuhuy Kak, Wallace enthuses: 'Hilda Paredes’ pungent, tightly-focused essay Zuhuy Kak incorporates Khandyan drumming patterns from the ‘Elephant Vannam’, a Sri Lankan entertainment. De Saram, a longtime exponent of the Khandyan drum, delights in its expressively dragged pizzicato and ghostly cantilenas..... .’ Other works on the recording are by James Dillon, Richard Drakeford, David Matthews and John Mayer The complete review may be read at PressReader and the CD purchased from First Hand Records, Amazon, Presto Music and other outlets.
(16 Jan 2020)