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.

The Audio Premiere of "Rise Together" from the New Album 'Of Water + Mercy' 


“Co-written with Dan Haseltine of Jars of Clay, the song is a moving blast of crunchy alternative rock that’s smoldering with urgency and heart. An aching yet rousing take on loss, healing and soulful regeneration, ‘Rise Together’ boasts a rippling chorus and a powerful message of humanity and hope. Sommer’s vocals are imbued with a soaring blend of strength and vulnerability, while Wade plays guitar with equal parts fire and finesse. An affecting number filled with emotive highs and a stirring take on what truly bonds us all together, HuDost’s new single is surely heralding an album that will be equally rich and powerful.” 

--Alex Green,  STEREO EMBERS, November 14, 2018

Check out the STEREO EMBERS Feature HERE.



We Did it!!! Thanks to YOU! 

We are so excited to tell you that WE HAVE DONE IT!! Because of your amazing support and contributions we have crossed the line and raised over 100% in our campaign to create our new album 'of Water + Mercy'! And, yes, we are currently in a state of shock and freak-out-style-gratitude!! 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being part of this journey with us. You have given us the ability to create our music/art and share it with you and others. I don't know how to express how fortunate we feel to have that opportunity and hope that our work fulfills all of your expectations and speaks to the place in you from which it comes in us. You are a truly amazing community and each of you is part of the creation of our music.

1 Week Left- Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay/Blood:Water) and The Story of my own Discovery 

We are less than a week from the end of the campaign! Here is a video from Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay Blood:Water) who has been helping us with co-production and co-writing, and a blog about The Story of my own Discovery. 

As you all know, we are deep in the process of creating this album and have almost reached the end of the campaign. We are now at 79% of our goal with ONE WEEK LEFT!!! We will only receive everything that has been contributed if we meet our goal…so please help us reach it! 

I want to share something really personal with you. As many of you know, Jemal Wade and I are KY Congressional District Reps for ONE (a non-profit organization working to end extreme poverty). We received an email just a few days ago from our friend Scoggins (who manages all of the Reps in the South East US) thanking us for being in the role of reps for three years. It was a powerful reminder for me. Doing the volunteer advocacy work that we do with the support of people in our community and seeing over and over the actual change that it creates is a huge part of what keeps me inspired as a musician, artist, and person. Before committing to this work, I had actually become really confused, cynical, and frustrated. I think we all find different ways of being of service to others and I know that many of you are deeply devoted to that work through different causes and means, but at the time I had not yet found my means. I felt exhausted by the continuous banter that I was encountering in people and on social media that seemed to be polarizing all issues and not fostering any type of positive dialogue or literal change. I was sick of hearing ideology without compassionate action and in my own self, while I felt that our music was a tool of inner healing for people, I knew that I needed to do something more hands on. I did not realize the power of that turning point for me. 

One would probably guess that we met Dan Haseltine from Jars of Clay through our music work but it was actually through our work with ONE that we connected with Dan. I’m about to sound like a dolt, but I had never heard of Jars of Clay (sorry Dan). After meeting him, we worked backwards through their catalog and became instant fans, gobbling up all their amazing song-writing, production, and melodies. Every year in February we go to DC for a ONE conference to learn about what is currently underway and do lobbying work where we have meetings with all the congressmen and senators in order to propose the next steps that will aide people living in extreme poverty. In the first year that we did lobbying, we’d had an incredibly long, exhausting, but fulfilling day of meetings with all of the KY congressmen and senators. At the end of the day, we had a dinner with all of the other ONE reps and leaders for which ONE had brought on board a few speakers who are deep in this work. Dan was one of them. When Dan stepped up to the platform he quietly, simply, and genuinely spoke about the work we are doing and the reminder of the power of collective voices on behalf of those who do not have the ability, and sometimes even the rights, to be heard. His speech left me in tears and I, of course, asked, “who the heck is that guy?” It was only in the following days and weeks that I discovered his music and was moved again but through a different means. 

It has been since that time that we’ve discovered each other’s political, social, and musical voices and have had the privilege to work together in various capacities. Dan is one of the founders and primary voices for Blood:Water. Blood:Water equips African organizations as they work to address the water and HIV/AIDS crises in their communities. A portion of the proceeds from our album campaign will be going to Blood:Water. Above is a video that Jemal put together that shares more about the album, Dan’s role, and Blood:Water. And, on a side note, Since that time, with an amazing team of other ONE volunteers and the voices of communities, we have also been able to pass a number of bills that have allotted foreign aide to bringing sustainable electricity to Africa, providing equal opportunity for education to girls and young women in places of extreme poverty, and creating positive economic trade. You can learn more about this HERE (and about how to be involved)

I think one of the things that I didn’t fully understand before delving into all of this work is that it is through aiding to empower others that I would find my own empowerment. By being involved, I feel more inspired, innocent, and hopeful than I had in a long, long time. I give gratitude to all of you who empower through your own means and work in the ways you are guided, and to those of you who are discovering what that means for you in your life. While I am blabbering about this work, there are many of you who give in ways that do not receive acknowledgement and there are many of you doing humble good in the world. Thank you. 

We are also very thankful for the generosity and empowerment to and for our music that has already come through the campaign. If you have not yet had an opportunity to do so and would like to be part of the fruition of this project I encourage you to give HERE. These last 7 days are important ones in reaching our goal! 

Thank you so much, 


PS If you would like to see more videos featuring other musicians who are involved with the album, check them out here:

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HuDost @ The Farm Educational Conference Center

The Farm Educational Conference Center, Summertown, TN

We are excited to be performing at this famous and amazing place; The Farm Educational Conference Center...this is a place that has transformed the birth industry and has been a refuge for many. We will be performing with our dear friend Allaudin Ottinger.

Here is a link for overnight accommodations for anyone wanting to come down from Nashville or wherever:

Here is the link for my dance weekend with Allaudin:

HuDost @ Peace.Strength.Yoga

Peace.Strength.Yoga, Chattanooga, TN

HuDost will give a concert of Sufi Kirtan Music and be joined by the lovely Lori Michelle Love for a beautiful opening set. Come join us in music, joy, and beauty!

HuDost @ HuDost- 'of Water + Mercy' Album Release Concert in Atlanta

HuDost- 'of Water + Mercy' Album Release Concert in Atlanta, Decatur, GA

Please join us as we welcome HuDost BACK to ATLANTA for this awesome Swaha Productions event, with opening guest Narayani!

$20 in Advance $25 at the door.
Location TBD; tickets and website update coming soon!

With new CDs AND vinyl albums on hand, HuDost is touring to promote their latest work of love, "of Water + Mercy".

It is a very nostalgic and sweet return with this concert & workshop collaboration. HuDost helped to transition Swaha Productions a few years ago from old phase to new phase...And now we are entering another re-birth together!

HuDost @ HuDost Workshop; Transformation by Creative & Spiritual Process

HuDost Workshop; Transformation by Creative & Spiritual Process, Decatur, GA

This workshop is not just for artists but for anyone wishing to foster healing, prosperity, love, and an open channel with a greater unlimited source.

Creativity is a very powerful spiritual tool. Spiritual practice is a very effectual creative tool. By using creative practice we unlock impressions that we do not need to hold in our psyches and in our spirits, to liberate love and empathy in ways we have never previously known.

Spiritual practice can have an incredible partnering effect with creative process by opening the space within our beings and lives for astonishing inspiration and forming a partnership that fosters healthy humans who are manifesting incredible creative works.

This workshop will explore breath, sound, movement, rhythm, emotion and presence through spiritual work with creative expression. Teachings on healing will be explored. The group will be encouraged to dance and sing their way through the clearing of blocked channels and will venture through these practices with singing, dancing, drawing, and writing exercises.

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.
Participants must bring their own writing and art supplies.

$25 in Advance $30 at the door
**special pricing available for advance purchase online of BOTH the concert and workshop.

Location TBD; tickets and website update soon!

HuDost @ Cincy VegFest 2019

Cincy VegFest 2019, Oh, Cincinatti

At the Cincy VegFest we’re serving up a variety of talks, classes, and workshops with national and internationally known presenters, musicians, authors, artists, and chefs unfolding a path to a more peaceful world through compassionate plant-sourced vegan living. Delicious and diverse plant-sourced meal choices are exquisitely prepared and offered by a variety of our exhibitors. Be inspired by an assortment of presenters while enjoying a day of live music, mouth-watering food, and connecting with community.

FREE event. More details to come.

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