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“These beautiful atmospheric, warm and resonant songs weave the evocative, exquisite poetry from mystic poets Rumi, as well as Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan and Yunus Emre. With stylistic colors of folk and pop presented with the colorful harmonic vocubulary of the East, this gentle album delicately pairs the two art forms with great success.”
-CDBaby (from review of ‘In an Eastern Rose Garden’)

“HuDost's blend of exotic traditional Sufi chants, world folk music and powerful electric guitar licks makes a unique cultural bridge. We love HuDost.”
-- Alex and Allyson Grey


"a splendid project, which is certain to enchant innumerable listeners."-Pir Zia Inayat Khan

"I love HuDost. I do. I love it. The guitar playing and the songs are all really inspired. It's a CD I'll listen to again and again."
-Steve Kilbey (The Church)

"HuDost has a folk quality yet is quite post-modern; the band offers new takes on ancient words and melodies, cross-cultural hybrid transcendental chill-out music with an edge. (The album will even be agreeable to those whose spiritual music is punk.)… This is not fluffy new-age music—it's serious, complex fare with no aversion to addressing agony. Sommer's vocal execution is precisely orchestrated, her voice-opening, hollow-toned vortexes piercing through the tough spots. This album is a journey of music and spirit."
-Chronogram Magazine (from review of Seedling)

“This is really great stuff.”
-Coleman Barks (Author of Illuminated Rumi) - Many sources


Discography

HuDost- Royal Mountain EP (2008)
HuDost- Archive Anomalies-Vol.1-Unfinished (2007)
HuDost-Seedling (2006)
HuDost-In an Eastern Rose Garden (2005)
In April (2009) 'Trapeze', the album produced by Grammy Award winner Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois, Kaki King) will be released.
Several of HuDost's tracks have regular streaming and radio airplay of numerous tracks on various stations, including NPR, CBC, WDVX, KUNM, WNMF, WRPI, and many others.

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HuDost is a commanding, experimental Indie World Rock group whose core musicians are singer/songwriters Moksha Sommer from Montreal and Jemal Wade Hines from New York City.
What commenced as an acoustic duo project quickly developed into a fully produced ensemble with Dan Walters on bass, George Tortorelli on flutes, Julian Douglas, John de Kadt and Michael Rutherford on percussion and other occasional guests. HuDost functions as a duo or a collective, bringing and blending in musicians of varying sensibilities and backgrounds, and often including performance art, video installation and dance.
While HuDost’s work has been described as experimental Indie world rock, their original work ranges in style from 'Alternative World Music' to their own 'Country and Eastern' fusion, creating an atmospheric, rich, experimental sound. This sound is thoughtfully mixed with the rich, eclectic blending of traditional Sufi music, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian and Balkan folk music, Farsi, Turkish, Arabic, Folk, Pop and Rock. Their worldly sound crosses all borders and barriers, taking the listener on a journey they will not soon forget.

HuDost has toured throughout the US, Canada and Europe, including shows in Turkey, and have performed extensively on the east coast doing shows at Alex Grey’s CoSM in NYC, the Salvador Dali Museum, the Shakori Grassroots Festival, Omega Institute, Rumi Festival, The Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and many others. HuDost has also opened for the California Guitar Trio and Jefferson Starship as well as working with Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Neko Case and Mercan Dede.
Their debut CD, titled 'In an Eastern Rose Garden', was released in 2005 and received rave reviews. CDBaby says about HuDost’s debut album: “These beautiful atmospheric, warm and resonant songs weave the evocative… With stylistic colors of folk and pop presented with the colorful harmonic vocabulary of the East, this album delicately pairs the two art forms with great success.”
In a recent review of HuDost’s 2006 release ‘Seedling’, CHRONOGRAM Magazine said “HuDost has a folk quality yet is quite post-modern; the band offers new takes on ancient words and melodies, cross-cultural hybrid transcendental chill-out music with an edge. (The album will even be agreeable to those whose spiritual music is punk.)… This is not fluffy new-age music—it's serious, complex fare with no aversion to addressing agony. Sommer's vocal execution is precisely orchestrated, her voice-opening, hollow-toned vortexes piercing through the tough spots. This album is a journey of music and spirit.”
HuDost is currently putting the finishing touches on their third album with Grammy award winning producer Malcolm Burn (Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Daniel Lanois). It is set for a Spring 2009 release. They’ve just released a six song ‘Royal Mountain EP’ featuring two songs from the upcoming album and four B-sides. Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines are also currently creating a program featuring their music for nationally broadcast CBC’s ‘Outfront’ which will be aired in the spring of 2009.