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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.

Yoga Journal features ‘Sufi Kirtan’ as #5 in ’10 Best Yoga Tunes of the Year’! 

‘Sufi Kirtan’ has been doing wonderfully. Here is some of the recent press coverage. There is more to come!!

– Yoga Journal featured ‘Sufi Kirtan’ as #5 in ’10 Best Yoga Tunes of the Year’!
http://www.yogajournal.com/slideshow/10-best-yoga-tunes-year/#5

-Soul Traveller has featured HuDost’s ‘Sufi Kirtan’ as one of the ‘Top 20 Conscious Albums of 2015’!:
http://www.soultraveller.net/competitions/music-competitions/the-top-20-conscious-music-albums-2015/

-Kindred Spirit Magazine (in the UK) featured Sufi Kirtan in the “News” section of the Sept./Oct. issue: http://kindredspirit.co.uk/product/issue-139/ .

-Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit magazine (primarily available in UK & US) is reviewing in the Music section of Nov/Winter issue and will stock CDs in the Watkins bookstore in London.

-Yoga Chicago reviewed Sufi Kirtan in their Sept/Oct 2015 issue, in an article titled “Who Feels It, Knows It” by Debbie Winston Buzil

-Yoga Chat with the Accidental Yogist, Episode 215: Shared Prayers, Aug. 25, 2015, featured music from Sufi Kirtan & interviewed Moksha live.

-New World Kirtan Podcast featured a track in Sept. 25’s Fresh Tracks 29 podcast: http://newworldkirtan.com/2015/09/fresh-tracks-29/

-Sage Magazine featured “La Ilaha Il Allah” as a free track in the July/August issue, p. 47. Sufi Kirtan’s album cover is also featured on p.27 in a sacred music roundup.

HuDost at BlissFest and the ARK in July! Hello Glorious Michigan! 

All the info for these dates and our other tour dates is available HERE!

We absolutely adored playing BlissFest in Northern MI last year and are thrilled to be returning! If you don’t know about BlissFest and the amazing line-ups and great vibes and beautiful location that they have, please do check it out HERE!

This will be taking place July 8-10. The following weekend we will be playing none other than the infamous ARK in Ann Arbor on July 17th. You can check out the ARK HERE!

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HuDost at the Upcoming Folk Alliance International 

From February 17-21, HuDost will be showcasing at the 2016 Folk Alliance International in Kansas City. This will include an amazing Official Showcase on one of the main stages at 8:45 PM on the Saturday Night! We will post all of the finalized showcases soon, so please check back for more information.

The Mission of the Folk Alliance International speaks for itself:

To nurture, engage and empower the international folk music community — traditional and contemporary, amateur and professional — through education, advocacy and performance.

Amen!

Gratitude for Sufi Kirtan 

In October we raised $42,607 (107% of our $40,000 goal) and have been incredibly grateful to be able to release two albums that we love!

If you don’t have it already, you can order/download HuDost Bandcamp ’Sufi Kirtan’ & ‘Eastern Rose (2015 Remaster)’ here:
https://hudost.bandcamp.com/album/sufi-kirtan

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Sufi Kirtan Pre-Sale & Download

We are delighted to announce the release of HUDOST Sufi Kirtan!
We have some exciting news… Our ‘Sufi Kirtan’ interfaith-world-chant album is finished and has been released! There are already some amazing reviews of the new album in the works that we will post very soon!

In addition to the new album, we are also celebrating our 10th Anniversary with a remastered reissue of our debut CD ‘In an Eastern Rose Garden’.

Sufi Kirtan sounds fantastic as it was mixed by Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, Zakir Hussain, Bill Laswell) and mastered by Dale Becker of Bernie Becker Mastering. We have some really amazing musicians joining us on it as well including Dan Walters, Arjun Bruggeman (Krishna Das’ tabla man!), Martha Mooke, George Tortorelli, Anit Ghosh, Bryan Brock, Katherine Smith & Robert Oakes (of Oakes & Smith), John de Kadt, Ashana Sofia, Julian Douglas, Melissa Hyman, Jim Beckwith, JP Durand (from Incendio), Sarah Bowman & Joshua Greenbaum. We really hope you enjoy it! It is an extremely special album for us.

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

Having toured the US, Canada, and Europe constantly since April 2006, we have grown and expanded, travelled rocky and glorious terrain and MARVELED at all we have learned and explored. In this time we (Moksha and Jemal-the core members of HuDost) have grown as artists, as seekers, as a couple and as a family. In 2013 our amazing son was brought into the world. As we approach our 10th Anniversary as a band, we are about to embark on the next chapter of our careers with two very exciting projects; both of these fulfill longstanding dreams. This is a big step and we are very excited.

These two projects are two records that are now completed and ready for your ears. One of these is our ‘Sufi Kirtan’ album of interfaith world chants and zikr that genuinely speaks from our hearts. This includes material we have been working on for a long time. The second is an album that has been done as a collaboration with Steve Kilbey from the Australian band ‘The Church’ (who were recently ushered into the Australian Hall of Fame). This album has incredible guest musicians on it including Jon Anderson (from YES)!

Here is our original campaign video (in case you missed it):

Click here to view the embedded video.


Check out this link in order to see the campaign page videos and final results!

Sufi Kirtan July 31st release – Preorders available NOW- Thanks to YOU and our successful Fundraising Campaign! 

BE A FRIEND OF THE ONE SOUND

We raised $42,607 (107% of our $40,000 goal) and have been incredibly grateful to be able to release two albums that we love!

Click here to view the embedded video.


Check out this link in order to see the campaign page videos and final results!

We are delighted to announce the upcoming release of HUDOST Sufi Kirtan!
We have some exciting news… Our ‘Sufi Kirtan’ interfaith-world-chant album is finished and will be released on July 31st! For those of you who weren’t able to donate during the campaign we are now taking pre-orders for the album on our Bandcamp page (link below).

In addition to the new album, we are also celebrating our 10th Anniversary with a remastered reissue of our debut CD ‘In an Eastern Rose Garden’. For a limited time we are offering a signed discounted pre-order bundle of both albums!

Pre-Order HuDost Bandcamp ’Sufi Kirtan’ & ‘Eastern Rose (2015 Remaster)’ here:
https://hudost.bandcamp.com/album/sufi-kirtan

Sufi Kirtan sounds fantastic as it was mixed by Oz Fritz (Tom Waits, Zakir Hussain, Bill Laswell) and mastered by Dale Becker of Bernie Becker Mastering. We have some really amazing musicians joining us on it as well including Dan Walters, Arjun Bruggeman (Krishna Das’ tabla man!), Martha Mooke, George Tortorelli, Anit Ghosh, Bryan Brock, Katherine Smith & Robert Oakes (of Oakes & Smith), John de Kadt, Ashana Sofia, Julian Douglas, Melissa Hyman, Jim Beckwith, JP Durand (from Incendio), Sarah Bowman & Joshua Greenbaum. We really hope you enjoy it! It is an extremely special album for us.

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.”

Friedrich Nietzsche

Having toured the US, Canada, and Europe constantly since April 2006, we have grown and expanded, travelled rocky and glorious terrain and MARVELED at all we have learned and explored. In this time we (Moksha and Jemal-the core members of HuDost) have grown as artists, as seekers, as a couple and as a family. In 2013 our amazing son was brought into the world. As we approach our 10th Anniversary as a band, we are about to embark on the next chapter of our careers with two very exciting projects; both of these fulfill longstanding dreams. This is a big step and we are very excited.

These two projects are two records that are now completed and ready for your ears. One of these is our ‘Sufi Kirtan’ album of interfaith world chants and zikr that genuinely speaks from our hearts. This includes material we have been working on for a long time. The second is an album that has been done as a collaboration with Steve Kilbey from the Australian band ‘The Church’ (who were recently ushered into the Australian Hall of Fame). This album has incredible guest musicians on it including Jon Anderson (from YES)!

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Mar8

HuDost @ ONE Campaign Advocacy in Action Event in Morgantown, KY

ONE Campaign Advocacy in Action Event , Morgantown, KY

Come join us on International Women's Day, Thursday March 08th at MCC for live music, coffee, pizza, sweets & good discussion on how we can help end global extreme poverty and an opportunity to take action!

Moksha & Jemal Wade, AKA HuDost & KY Congressional District Leaders for the ONE Campaign, along with Josh Scott (KY One Faith Rep) and others will share with us about ONE’s vision and how they need our voice!

We are holding this event on International Women’s Day because women and girls are vulnerable to poverty, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where the ONE campaign focuses their advocacy efforts.

HuDost will be performing as well as other special guests to be announced soon. Admission is free yet we ask that you write a letter while there!
Mar24

HuDost @ Workshop- Creative and Spiritual Practice in Bowling Green, KY

Workshop- Creative and Spiritual Practice, Bowling Green, KY

For as long as mystics, of any tradition, have lived, so has spiritual work with the elements. One of the rare consistencies evident in spiritual practice, throughout the globe, is an honoring and acknowledgement of the elements and their integration into various traditions of spiritual and creative process; this is because they are an undeniably essential tool of discovery.
This workshop will explore breath, sound, movement, rhythm, emotion and presence through spiritual work with the elements. Teachings on breath and healing relative to the elements will be explored. The group will be encouraged to dance and sing their way through the clearing of blocked channels.
As we venture through these practices, we will do writing exercises that explore wild mind and channeled poetry (inspired by the ways that Rumi, Hafiz, and others wrote). Participants will leave with their own poetic expressions of what they can access by clearing the pathways to the source of omnipotent love.
Apr14

HuDost @ The Yoga Inclusive- A Yoga Festival for All Humans in Nashville, TN

The Yoga Inclusive- A Yoga Festival for All Humans, Nashville, TN

https://www.facebook.com/events/155079818478551/

The Yoga Inclusive's mission in creating this festival is to highlight the changing face of Yoga, in Nashville and beyond, and to truly emphasize that all humans are welcome and that Yoga is for everyone. The daylong event will highlight a diverse group of teachers and speakers. HuDost will be the 'hOMe' band and will be playing music throughout the programs.

“The Yoga Inclusive is created to connect our diverse Nashville communities through the practice of yoga. The face of yoga is changing and evolving beyond stereotypes and yoga is practiced and taught in all socioeconomic communities, by people of all ages and orientations, all ethnicities, body types, lifestyles and abilities. We are a celebration of all beings!

Yoga by its definition means Union. We are creating an event that embraces the union of all humans by coming together in the spirit of YOGA, LOVE and HARMONY. ALL are welcome.”

A large portion of our proceeds will be going to a local organization that YOU help us choose!
Apr28

HuDost @ HuDost Workshop- Healing with the Elements in Indialantic, FL

HuDost Workshop- Healing with the Elements, Indialantic, FL

This workshop will be done with live music and chant.
For as long as mystics, of any tradition, have lived, so has spiritual work with the elements. One of the rare consistencies evident in spiritual practice, throughout the globe, is an honoring and acknowledgement of the elements and their integration into various traditions of divinity; this is because they are an undeniably essential tool of discovery.
This workshop will explore breath, sound, movement, rhythm, emotion and presence through spiritual work with the elements. Sufi teachings on breath and healing relative to the elements will be explored. The group will be encouraged to dance and sing their way through the clearing of blocked channels.
As we venture through these practices, we will do writing exercises that explore wild mind and channeled poetry (inspired by the ways that Rumi, Hafiz, and others wrote). Participants will leave with their own poetic expressions of what they can access by clearing the pathways to the source of omnipotent love.
Apr29

HuDost @ White Springs in Orange City, FL

White Springs, Orange City, FL

This is a private event. If you would like to attend, please email Soozwhite@mac.com for reservations and directions.
May12

HuDost @ Workshop- Healing and Clearing with the Elements w/ Live Music in Nashville, TN

Workshop- Healing and Clearing with the Elements w/ Live Music, Nashville, TN

This is a Workshop with Live Music.
For as long as mystics, of any tradition, have lived, so has spiritual work with the elements. One of the rare consistencies evident in spiritual practice, throughout the globe, is an honoring and acknowledgement of the elements and their integration into various traditions of divinity; this is because they are an undeniably essential tool of discovery.
This workshop will explore breath, sound, movement, rhythm, emotion and presence through spiritual work with the elements. Sufi teachings on breath and healing relative to the elements will be explored. The group will be encouraged to dance and sing their way through the clearing of blocked channels.
As we venture through these practices, we will do writing exercises that explore wild mind and channeled poetry (inspired by the ways that Rumi, Hafiz, and others wrote). Participants will leave with their own poetic expressions of what they can access by clearing the pathways to the source of omnipotent love.
Sep9

HuDost @ Trails & Vistas Art Hikes in Soda Springs, CA

Trails & Vistas Art Hikes, Soda Springs, CA

DATE: Saturday, September 8 & Sunday, September 9, 2018
TICKETS: Early bird special $10 Child (ages 5 to 18) $35 Adult/General, tickets available on Earth Day, April 22
WHERE: Donner Summit, Clair Tappaan Lodge, 2.75 mile Nature Trail
WHAT: Guided art hike for small groups of 22 people to see 8 art sites with music, poetry, storytelling, dance, and land art
LODGING 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