A Happy New Year! May 2015 smile on you and yours.
Orkestra Marhaba has a new website! Neyzen, singer, and queen of usul Shanteri did a wonderful job putting it together. She included all sorts of great info on the tradition and its instruments: www.orkestramarhaba.com.
Ameranouche is playing 3 sets at New Year’s By the Bay in Belfast, ME. We start around 9 PM and will ring in the New Year. The ‘Nouche is also in the mixing/mastering/packaging stages of our new record due out in April.
My friend John Hughes has a new record out! Check it out here: Solo Kora Live from the Streets.
My teacher W. A. Mathieu is constantly releasing new works and recordings: Cold Mountain Music.
I’m glad to have reconnected with saxophonist Joel Press. What a treat to have him back in Boston!
Besides some holiday gigs and other work, I’ve been so thankful to have had some time for composition. I hope to bring a batch to the vibration of day in this New Year.