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Atash, Everything Is Music



Jeannie Hopper sits down to play new tracks and talk with some of the many members of the multicultural music ensemble Atash in honor of their album, Everything is Music. Group members Dylan Jones, Jason McKenzie, Roberto Riggio, Indrajit Banerjee and Mohammad Firoozi discuss their distinctive backgrounds and how they each contribute to Atash's collective sound.

Although based in Austin, TX, Atash's musicians hail from all over the world. The group's collaborative creations blend musical styles from the Middle East, India, West Africa and draw influence from genres such as flamenco, qawwali, rock, thumri, reggae, western classical and jazz. Everything is Music, expected release March 2014, promises this unexpected blend of sound, unique to Atash's constantly evolving musical identity. As always an amazing host of guest artists add to the melting pot of musical flavors including Les Petits Chanteurs de Saint Marc, renowned boys choir of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral music school of Port au Prince, Haiti, percussionist Abbos Kosimov of Uzbekistan and many others.



 

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