HuDost appearance set for Nov. 7
Date(s) - Saturday, November 07, 2015
Kalamazoo Public Library
The music of HuDost, TheNeo Folk World Rock Ensemble from Montreal and Nashville, weaves a seamless tapestry of sound that blends pop and rock with traditional Sufi music, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian and Balkan folk music, Farsi, Turkish, Arabic, and folk. Sponsored in part by the Kalamazoo Public Library.
The music of HuDost, TheNeo Folk World Rock Ensemble from Montreal and Nashville, weaves a seamless tapestry of sound that blends pop and rock with traditional Sufi music, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian and Balkan folk music, Farsi, Turkish, Arabic, and folk.
HuDost’s core musicians are Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines. They have toured the U.S., Canada, and Europe constantly since April 2006. Highlight Performances Include Bonnaroo, resident band at FloydFest, BhaktiFest, World Café Live, Blissfest, Alex Grey’s CoSM, the Salvador Dali Museum, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival, The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, SE NPR’s World Fusion Fest, headlining The Islands Folk Fest (Vancouver), WMNF’s Tropical Heat Wave Festival, The Levitt Pavilions, WoodSongs at the Kentucky Theater (on PBS), Nashville’s Bluebird Café, Music City Roots, Tim Robbins’ WTF?! Fest, The Mason District Amphitheater, The Central Pennsylvania Festival for the Arts, and many more…
Highlight Collaborations/ Opening for other artists Include Ani DiFranco, Philip Glass, Jon Anderson, Joan Osborne, Snatam Kaur, Steve Kilbey, California Guitar Trio, Bell Orchestre, Neko Case, Jim Lauderdale, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Mercan Dede, and many more…
HuDost has two new projects that have both been released in 2015 including a World Chant ‘Sufi Kirtan’ album as well as a collaborative record with Steve Kilbey of the Australian band The Church with special guest Jon Anderson of YES. Both are receiving rave reviews and the ‘Sufi Kirtan’ album is currently up for a Grammy.
On past albums HuDost has worked with Grammy Winner Malcolm Burn (Bob Dylan, Emmylou Harris, Peter Gabriel) and Grammy Winner Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, Bill Laswell, Primus). HuDost’s acoustic album ’4th Way Folk’ was released in 2013 and received a strong response of positive reviews. Scope Magazine refers to it as “an exceptional folk album that takes the genre in new and beautiful directions.”
HuDost functions as a duo (as heard here today with the core musicians Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines) or as a band, incorporating musicians of varying sensibilities and backgrounds, and often including performance art and dance in their shows. As a duo their instrumentation includes vocals, harmonium (Indian Pump-Organ), Shahi Baaja (Electric Indian Auto-Harp), guitars, Bazouki, Dulcinet, percussion, and a slew of sonic ambient effects.
Admission to this concert is free. Donations accepted.