The music of HuDost has a folk quality yet is quite post-modern; offering new takes on ancient words and melodies, cross-cultural hybrid transcendental chill-out music with an edge. HuDost’s core musicians are Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines.
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. Their music is a rich, eclectic blending of pop and rock with traditional Sufi music, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian and Balkan folk music, Farsi, Turkish, Arabic, and Folk. Their sound crosses all borders and barriers, taking the listener on a journey they will never forget.
HuDost’s lead composer and singer, Moksha Sommer, has studied 12 different vocal styles from around the world. Her musical partner, Jemal Wade Hines, lends a rock sensibility and sonically rich layers of vocals, guitar and synths.
HuDost will perform on Friday, May 4 at 8pm at the Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota. Telephone 941/894-6469. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Advance tickets are available at www.wslr.org
Opening the show will be Hot Club SRQ duo, Keven Aland & Jon McLaughlin.
Photo courtesy of HuDost