Tabula Rasā

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Tabula Rasā
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Studio album by Béla Fleck, Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Jie-Bing Chen
Released July 2, 1996
Genre World music
Length 53:53
Label Water Lily Acoustics
Producer Kavichandran Alexander, Béla Fleck
Béla Fleck chronology
Tales from the Acoustic Planet
(1995)Tales from the Acoustic Planet1995
Tabula Rasā
The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 2
(1999)The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales from the Acoustic Planet, Vol. 21999

Tabula Rasā is a collaborative album by American banjoist Béla Fleck together with Vishwa Mohan Bhatt (playing traditional Indian slide guitar "Mohan veena") and Jie-Bing Chen, who plays the traditional Chinese two-string fiddle "Erhu". The unusual combination of Fleck's banjo together with these traditional instruments creates a unique sound on this album, which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best World Music Album at the 39th Grammy Awards.[1]

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Track listing[edit]

  1. "Carukesi" (Vishwa Mohan Bhatt) – 6:42
  2. "Emperor's Mare" (Traditional) – 1:39
  3. "Radha Krsna Lila" (Ronu Majumdar) – 6:42
  4. "John Hardy" (Carter, Ledbetter) – 2:29
  5. "Tabula Rasā" (Béla Fleck) – 3:06
  6. "Geocentricity" (Fleck) – 6:07
  7. "The Way of Love" (Fleck) – 4:15
  8. "Earl in Shanghai" (Fleck) – 4:59
  9. "Water Gardens" (Traditional) – 4:36
  10. "The Jade Princess" (Fleck) – 2:57
  11. "The Dancing Girl" (Bhatt) – 10:20



  1. ^ "Official Water Lily Acoustics page". Retrieved 2011-01-27. ]