Worlds Within Worlds is a record label based in Sydney, Australia.
Our mission is to promote Eastern classical music, with a particular focus on instrumental music from India, Iran and Afghanistan.
While we are deeply inspired by the great masters of the last century – Pandit Nikhil Banerjee and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan in India, Ustad Mohammad Omar and Ustad Rahim Khushnawaz in Afghanistan, Ustad Mohammad Reza Lotfi and Ustad Jalil Shahnaz in Iran – our aim is to provide a platform for younger, emerging artists who, while being grounded in classical teachings, are bringing new life to music in the 21st century.
Across Worlds Within Worlds and our more established label Art As Catharsis, we have worked with a range of emerging artists including Zela Margossian (whose debut album was nominated for Best World Music release at the 2019 ARIA Awards), Hamed Sadeghi, Alam Khan (son of the great Ustad Ali Akbar Khan), Qais Essar, Josh Feinberg, Efren Lopez and many more.
The label is named for Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who wrote:
“He looked at his own Soul
with a Telescope. What seemed
all irregular, he saw and
shewed to be beautiful
Constellations; and he added
to the Consciousness hidden
worlds within worlds.”
Worlds Within Worlds is presented by the same team who brought you as Art As Catharsis.
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