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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.

Recent Performance on Nashville’s Music City Roots 

HuDost was thrilled to return to Music City Roots in Nashville on May 11th!

Starting May 11th, live-streamed from Music City Roots in Nashville Tennessee, Marty Willson-Piper‘s Acres of Space & HuDost began their 2016 tour. The show was also aired on TV and radio.

Here are a couple of the performances from that evening…more will be coming soon!:

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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!

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Jun22

HuDost @ Unifier Festival in Tolland, MA

Unifier Festival, Tolland, MA

HuDost is excited to be one of the Main Stage evening acts for Unifier Festival!

Honoring and bringing together different sub-cultures, Unifier Festival is a sacred World Music Festival, a Healing & Expressive Arts Festival, and a Yoga Festival, all in one! We curate a beautiful space for live art shows, dance parties, ceremonies, Permaculture, sculptural works, and circus arts. We invite you to come care for the land, eat organic food, and be inspired all weekend long, from children to elders and all of the in between!

By attending this gathering and by showing up in all of your unique beauty, you will be supporting the creation of a place where people join in sharing creativity, culture, knowledge and wisdom through various mediums in the healing and expressive arts realm. We do this while consciously focusing on a healthy symbiotic relationship to the natural world.

Ceremony, Live Music, Sacred Bass Music, Visual Arts, Yoga, Kirtan, Dance, Kid's Programming, Circus, Organic Food, Permaculture, Wisdom Keepers and Educators all on 417 community-owned acres of gorgeous Land with a lake for swimming.
Jun23

HuDost @ Unifier Festival in Tolland, MA

Unifier Festival, Tolland, MA

HuDost will be performing on the main stage on the Friday night of this awesome festival and giving a workshop on the Saturday!

Honoring and bringing together different sub-cultures, Unifier Festival is a sacred World Music Festival, a Healing & Expressive Arts Festival, and a Yoga Festival, all in one! We curate a beautiful space for live art shows, dance parties, ceremonies, Permaculture, sculptural works, and circus arts. We invite you to come care for the land, eat organic food, and be inspired all weekend long, from children to elders and all of the in between!

By attending this gathering and by showing up in all of your unique beauty, you will be supporting the creation of a place where people join in sharing creativity, culture, knowledge and wisdom through various mediums in the healing and expressive arts realm. We do this while consciously focusing on a healthy symbiotic relationship to the natural world.

Ceremony, Live Music, Sacred Bass Music, Visual Arts, Yoga, Kirtan, Dance, Kid's Programming, Circus, Organic Food, Permaculture, Wisdom Keepers and Educators all on 417 community-owned acres of gorgeous Land with a lake for swimming.
Jun30

HuDost @ Cycles des Saisons- «Éléments» Célébration du Solstice d'Été 2018 in Stoneham-Et-Tewkesbury, Canada

Cycles des Saisons- «Éléments» Célébration du Solstice d'Été 2018, Stoneham-Et-Tewkesbury, QC

HuDost will be giving a concert as part of Cycles-des-Saisons

Cycle des Saisons propose un espace de co-création pour célébrer le passage des saisons en communauté.

Cet espace favorise la connexion à soi, aux autres, à la nature et au sacré grâce à diverses approches telles que l'art, le rituel, le jeu et le mouvement.
Jul8

HuDost @ Workshop With HuDost- Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada

Workshop With HuDost- Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

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 drawing, painting, and 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 visual and poetic expressions of what they can access by clearing the pathways to the source of omnipotent love. For as long as mystics, of any tradition, have lived, so has spiritual work with the elements. One of the 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. You do not need to be an artist, dancer, or musician to take this workshop; it is open to all ages and bodies.

Please bring your own art and writing supplies.
Jul13

HuDost @ Hillside Festival in Guelph, Canada

Hillside Festival, Guelph, ON

HuDost is excited! ...About Hillside Festival:

Set in a beautiful, accessible conservation area with campgrounds on Guelph Lake, our summer festival is world-renowned as one of Canada’s most progressive, environmentally conscious, completely non-commercial community celebrations. We create a village on Guelph Lake Island that we fill with music, dance, drumming, food, crafts, and more.

Join us on the Island this summer! July 13 - 15, 2018
Jul14

HuDost @ Hillside Festival in Guelph, Canada

Hillside Festival, Guelph, ON

HuDost is excited...about Hillside!:

Set in a beautiful, accessible conservation area with campgrounds on Guelph Lake, our summer festival is world-renowned as one of Canada’s most progressive, environmentally conscious, completely non-commercial community celebrations. We create a village on Guelph Lake Island that we fill with music, dance, drumming, food, crafts, and more.

Join us on the Island this summer! July 13 - 15, 2018
Jul19

HuDost @ The Abode Of The Message in New Lebanon, NY

The Abode Of The Message, New Lebanon, NY

HuDost has not played the Abode in a long time. We are so excited to return and share an evening! This will be by sliding scale love donations.
Jul20

HuDost @ Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series in Woonsocket, RI

Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series, Woonsocket, RI

HuDost is excited to be part of this wonderful Levitt AMP series! HuDost is the headliner on July 20th

Woonsocket 2018 will be marked by music thanks to the generosity of the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation. Starting June 29th the city will experience 10 consecutive Friday’s of music from 5pm-9pm in River Island Art Park.

The acts range in musical genre including Salsa, Country, R & B, and Funk. They will be travelling from as far as California to perform in Woonsocket this summer. They are incredibly diverse, offering something for everyone and a whole of danceable rhythms. Acts were selected based on recommendations from the community and criteria from the series lead sponsor, the Levitt Foundation. The series aims to revitalize River Island Art Park through the power of free, live music, drawing locals and tourists alike to downtown Woonsocket.