This Pale


  1. Wild
  2. One
  3. Tender
  4. Sweetest
  5. Still Here
  6. All I’ve Got


Shujaat Husain Khan – Sitar
Katayoun Goudarzi – Vocal
Shaho Andalibi – Ney
Shariq Mustafa – Tabla

Music by Shujaat Husain Khan

Produced by Shujaat Husain Khan and Katayoun Goudarzi


Featured on NPR The World (December 8, 2021)

Featured on PRI’s The World

“On This Pale, Khan’s sitar and Goudarzi’s voice take turns and together with their two colleagues, they create a deeply impressive soundscape in which Rumi’s old poetry blossoms again. Captivating!”
Luxembourg WOXX Magazine

“Singer Katayoun Goudarzi‘s voice is Albert Camus’ concept of lucidité brought to life. She sings with a disarming, viscerally breathtaking, completely unselfconscious clarity and, ultimately, hope.”
New York Music Daily

“Hauntingly beautiful collaboration.”
Bangkok Post

“This Pale is heartfelt, inspirational, spiritually moving and highly recommended.”
Midwest Book Review

“Quietly intense and utterly gorgeous recording… highly recommended.”
CD Hotlist

– Roger Holdsworth, PBS

“Mesmerized by her voice”
– Errol Nazareth, CBC Canada

– Steve Edge, CiTR 101.9 FM

“Amazing record”
– Baruch Zeichner, Paradigms

Featured on TIMES OF INDIA

Featured on John Schaefer, New Sounds #4531: New Releases

#3 on Transglobal World Music Chart Oct 2021
#6 on Transglobal World Music Chart Nov 2021
#8 on Transglobal World Music Chart Dec 2021
#11 on Transglobal World Music Chart Jan 2022

Week of 9/28/21:
NACC World Adds – #1 Most Added
Music Meeting Directory Top Downloads – #3
Music Meeting Directory Top Streams – #8

Featured in Indulge

The Guardian, Also Out This Month

CBC Frequencies, Airplay Sept 28 2021

Featured on Deccan Herald

“An impeccable, evocative and masterfully-crafted recording”
– Angel Romero (World Music Central)

“Wondrous and beautiful”
– Richard Marcus

— Willi Klopottek, TWMC

This Pale amongst Best World Music Albums of 2021
— World Music Central

Featured on Jazz Weekly

Featured on Green Belt of Sound