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Naga Valli / Press

“Austin’s Indian hypnotist Naga Valli wailed an atmospheric East-West cry... as a DJ spun dance-inducing beats. As much as anything, Valli’s between-set bewitchment both days stoked local appetites for more exotica on the order of what followed..." - RAOUL HERNANDEZ, Austin Chronicle (Apr 08, 2013)”

RAOUL HERNANDEZ - Austin Chronicle

“AUSTIN: Those of you who are serious music lovers of great & eclectic music, you should really catch this show at the legendary Cactus Cafe by up-&-coming Eastern Soul sensation, Naga Valli. Put it in your calendar if you must! Def one to watch for, you’ll be hooked. I am.” – AJ Vallejo (of the band ‘Vallejo’) on Naga Valli's debut CD Release”

Quote by Eastern Soul producer, AJ Vallejo

“Interview with Meow Online - "When Naga Valli came to the United States from her home of Mumbai, India, she didn’t foresee making an album that combines elements of traditional Indian music with pop. But the muse works in mysterious ways and Valli’s debut album, Eastern Soul, released last spring, has enchanted Austin audiences..."”

“The purity of Valli's voice reaches into the deeper recesses of the listeners being...her singing comes from that place of honesty and touches me to the quick...”

Suzi Stern - Suzi Stern, Jazz vocalist / Aardvark Records recording artist - www.nagavalli.com

“From Austin, TX, by way of Mumbai, India comes Naga Valli with her debut album “Eastern Soul.” She combines the roots of Indian/Middle Eastern classical music into today’s Latin/American pop music. Songs like “Clarity” and “Chaotic” have a unique spin on them combining American instrumentation with Middle Eastern rhythmic themes. Naga’s voice takes control of “Fear” and the East-Indian influenced “Damadam Mast Qalandar.” The highlight of the album is the emotional “If I Don’t Sing” which finds Naga pouring her heart into this performance. The album closes with the Latin-jazz flavored “Search (Kabir),” in which you can feel the true soul of the album. Naga Valli will be performing an album release show on April 14th at the Cactus Café in Austin, TX. To find out more about Naga Valli, please visit her website (http://www.nagavalli.com/).”

“India native Naga Valli strikes a remarkable balance between East and West on this CD... when she leans on her Eastern influences, as in the jaunty version of "Damadam Most Qalandar," she really shines.”

Paul Carrubba - Austin Monthly