Soul Cocina

Eco Chef Roger Feely

Jharnas Kitchen



















I will be teaching an Indian cooking class next weekend on Saturday with a great Indian cook, Auntie Jharna. We will make a few vegetarian dishes like Bengali eggplant curry and hamemade samosas with a few different chutnies. We will also steam fish in banana leaves, Bengali style with mustard and tamarind. Jharna's Kitchen Indian Cooking Class will be held at Chez Mook in San Francisco. Participants will get a chance to cook all these dishes with us and also take home the recipes. We are planning on a festive class.

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Tune: Professor Pyarelal from Professor Pyarelal [scratchy vinyl rip, couldn't find clean mp3 version] check the break at 1:55. Music by Kalyanji & Anandji

Tune: Na Na Na Yeh Kya Karne Lage Ho from Bombay 405 Miles also from the Kalyanji Anandji duo.

Tune: Chand Mera Dil_Ah Dil from Hum Kisise Kum Naheen, one of the funkiest soundtracks of all time

Tune: Bachna Ae Haseeno also from Hum Kisise Kum Naheen [top of the Soul Cocina charts]
just listen to the funk, the drama, the theatrics, all the instruments and back up singers and that beat. Wha wha flange funk guitar, the mariachi sounding horns, psychadelic guitars and Kishore Kumar with a glorious performance.

Tune: Jivan Ke Safar Main Raahi sung by Kishore Kumar from Munimji

Here is Kishore Kumar's happy version of this song from the 1955 film Munimji


And Lata Mangeshkar has a sad version in the same film. Music by SD Burman


Tune: Cumbia En La India by Andres Landero

Tune: Kiss Kiss from 1969 film Tumse Achha Kaun Hai sung by Mohammed Rafi
is that a güiro?

Tune: India by John Coaltrain Live at the village Vangaurd 1961

Tune: Cumbia Curry by Sonido Del Principe

Partner in crime to Vince the Prince from Generation Bass is DJ Umb who has continued to share the best global ghettotech tunes daily on their blog. Umb has some deep Indian influences on his new dubstep mixtape. It starts out with a qawwali beat that goes glitch. Very nice.

Tune: DJ Umb's APOCALYPTIC DUBSTEP Mix
"It’s the end of the world as we know it! Featuring Arabic, Indian, Balkan and ZZK inspired DUBSTEP"
complete with Goodfella samples!
"As far back as I remember I always wanted to be a gangster"
Apocolyptic Dubstep tracklist here

And to celebrate the Bachata festival in San Francisco this weekend, here is a fun tune direct from Santo Domingo.
Tune: Bimbola RMX by Pablo Bachata Feat Shino