The music of HuDost, the Neo Folk World Rock Ensemble from Montreal and KY, weaves a seamless tapestry of sound that renders tears and laughter in listeners, cultivating that nameless longing that abides somewhere in all our hearts. HuDost’s core musicians are Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines. Having toured the US, Canada, and Europe constantly since April 2006, HuDost has grown and expanded, travelled rocky and glorious terrain and marveled at all they can learn and explore. Moksha and Jemal Wade, in this time have grown as artists, as seekers, as a couple and as a family. In 2013 their amazing son was brought into the world.

This Thursday! HuDost, ONE, and World AIDS Day! 

ONE Campaign WORLD AIDS DAY Acoustic Concert & Tom Petty Tribute at Yellowberri in Bowling Green, Kentucky featuring: 

HuDost   
Fat Box 
Former Friends of Young Americans 
Josh Mitcham of Jericho Woods 
Cody Wagoner 
....and special guest MC Joshua Scott! 

***We do not want your money. We only want your voice!*** 

Thursday, November 30th at 7:30 PM at 
Yellowberri 
814 State Street 
Bowling Green, KY 

Admission is Free when you write a letter about fighting extreme poverty to our elected official. WKU Onecampus will be with us to assist! 

Each artist will perform a mini-acoustic set culminating in a collaborative Tom Petty tribute jam at the end of the evening. MC Joshua Scott will be showing film clips & speaking about issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, extreme poverty, girls education, and more in between sets. 

HUGE GRATITUDE to our sponsors at WDNS FM D93 & Mellow Matt's Music & More !!! 

BG Cheese Wagon food truck will be parked outside for your food needs 

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In the past two decades, the United States has led the way in making remarkable progress against HIV/AIDS around the world. Programs funded by the federal government, such as the Global Fund and PEPFAR, have saved tens of millions of lives while preventing even more new infections. These programs have served as model government programs in terms of efficiency and efficacy. These same programs now face the threat of cuts in the federal budget, which could undo much of the progress that we have made. 

We’ll be asking Senators to continue America’s investment in life-saving programs like PEPFAR and the Global Fund in the federal budget. We’ll also be asking them to vocalize this support during the week of World AIDS Day on the House and Senate floor or through public statements. 

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ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than eight million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. 

We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality. 

Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE pressures governments to do more to fight AIDS and other preventable, treatable diseases in the poorest places on the planet, to empower small-holder farmers, to expand access to energy, and to combat corruption so governments are accountable to their citizens. Cofounded by Bono and other activists, ONE is strictly nonpartisan.

Montreal Folk and Stan Rogers 

Just Returned from playing the Montreal Folk Fest and The Stan Rogers Folk Fest (Nova Scotia)!

We had a wonderful time playing both of these festivals and the other lovely ones that were included in the last month of touring! In a few weeks we will be playing several outdoor performing arts centers including some of the new Levitts! See you beautiful folks in NY, VT, QC, and OH!

At the Stan Rogers Folk Festival we played MainStage and side stage sets as HuDost and then also had the honor of being Ramy Essam's backing band. We look forward to playing with him more in the future.

From Stan Fest:

Nice shot by Denis Wong:

From our magical Drum-Man Chuck Mauk:

A couple fun audience shots:

From the Montreal Fok Fest sur le Canal:

Her Turn 

​Performance Piece by Moksha Sommer with guest performer Tanya Evanson and music by HuDost



Gratitude to Simon Abou Fadel, Todd Munro, and Jemal Wade Hines in helping to create this piece.

Description of the work by Moksha:

 

‘Her Turn’, is a video/live performance piece. While I performed it at VCFA in that form (as seen in this video), I also created a video version of the piece that stands on its own that can function without the live performance element. The piece includes footage of the featured woman, Tanya, doing the practice of whirling. This practice was originally established by Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī who lived from 1207-1273. He remains known as Rumi and his poetry continues to be highly valued. Whirling is one of the practices in the Islamic faith that women were originally permitted to practice in equal stride with men. Rumi himself had both female and male students and welcomed women into the fold. It was after his death that this was questioned and women, in some lineages of the tradition, were banned from practicing. In certain parts of the world it is only now that women are reclaiming this tradition. ‘Her Turn’ addresses that reclaiming in a subtle way. The song that I chose to include as the live musical performance in ‘Her Turn’ is our rendition of the first verse of the Mathnawi (Rumi’s main work, his ‘Mathnawi’ was composed in Konya and continues to be regarded as one of the peak poems of the Persian language). This verse speaks of the pain of love, the ache of separation, and the essence of longing. In my desire to address the current role of women reclaiming spiritual practices, I included audio of Tanya speaking about the practice of whirling and reading one of her own poems. In creating ‘Her Turn’ I hoped that the pairing of the old tradition done at this time by a woman (the video portion of the work), with a live performance of traditional verse done by a woman (me), with the current contemplations on this tradition voiced by the whirler, could render the necessary harmonious juxtaposition to give voice to the purpose of the work.



 

New Live Videos! 

Yes! That is right! We are excited about these new videos from our recent Music City Roots performance and hope you enjoy them!



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Sep9

HuDost @ Trails & Vistas Art Hikes

Trails & Vistas Art Hikes, Soda Springs, CA

DATE: Saturday, September 8 & Sunday, September 9, 2018TICKETS: Early bird special $10 Child (ages 5 to 18) $35 Adult/General, tickets available on Earth Day, April 22WHERE: Donner Summit, Clair Tappaan Lodge, 2.75 mile Nature TrailWHAT: Guided art hike for small groups of 22 people to see 8 art sites with music, poetry, storytelling, dance, and land artLODGING SPECIAL coming soon, create a summit experience with a combo art hike ticket and stay at the Clair Tappaan Lodge. Create community: Eat, Stay, Explore, Enjoy. Call for more lodging/art hike ticket information (530)426-3632​www.clairtappaanlodge.com
Sep21

HuDost @ Midwest Yoga and Kirtan Festival

Midwest Yoga and Kirtan Festival, Jefferson, WI

Midwest Yoga and Kirtan Fest is a homegrown festival in the works, a new breed of chantfest co-created by artists, teachers, and YOU to bring the heart-opening bhava to the Midwest.This is a festival for the people, by the people. It honors the wallahs, musicians, and teachers who nourish our souls and gives back to a worth charity.
Oct21

HuDost @ Connecting Chords Music Festival presented by the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music

Connecting Chords Music Festival presented by the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music, Portage, MI

HuDost looks forward to playing this wonderful festival: The Michigan Festival of Sacred Music offers events representing diverse religious traditions, promoting mutual respect and understanding through sharing the music treasured by these traditions. They serve audiences and communities of all faiths and cultures by providing opportunities to connect with each other through music. They offer a Festival every year.