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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.

Exciting Season! 

We are currently working on a new album that has AMAZING special guests. We will share our big news with you soon...We are very happy with the direction the album is heading and can't wait to share it with you!

We have also begun a wonderful season of touring! All of our tour dates are HERE. They include Unifier Festival, Hillside Festival, Levitt AMP, Blessed Coast Music Festival, Beloved Festival, and more that we will be announcing soon! 

(Photo from Beloved Festival by Kyler Wiltshire)

Full Episode STOP! TV Feature on HuDost 

We are featured as the latest episode for Canada's Stop! TV program filmed at our August show in Frelighsburg, Quebec. Producer Maurice Singfield did an amazing job on this and there's great interview footage with Moksha, Jemal Wade, Chuck, Mike & Grace including us talking about our ONE Campaign work. There's a lot of music too including a new song called 'Benevolence Day'.  

BIG THANKS to Rusty James for dialing in the sound and to Vicki Tansey for the beautiful space. Huge gratitude to Reverend Guitars, Nord Keyboards, Stone Custom Drum L.L.C., Los Cabos Drumsticks, SABIAN, Gretsch Guitars & harmonium from Mid-East Mfg. Final audio mix by Jemal Wade Hines & Mastered by Oz Fritz. ENJOY! 


We are Incredibly Thankful to the Canada Council for the Arts 

We are very fortunate to have received a grant from The Canada Council for the Arts for Arts Abroad. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, which last year invested $153 million to bring the arts to Canadians throughout the country. Yes!! Thank you!!

Nous remercions le Conseil des arts du Canada de son soutien. L’an dernier, le Conseil a investi 153 millions de dollars pour mettre de l’art dans la vie des Canadiennes et des Canadiens de tout le pays. Merci!!

 

This Thursday! HuDost, ONE, and World AIDS Day! 

ONE Campaign WORLD AIDS DAY Acoustic Concert & Tom Petty Tribute at Yellowberri in Bowling Green, Kentucky featuring: 

HuDost   
Fat Box 
Former Friends of Young Americans 
Josh Mitcham of Jericho Woods 
Cody Wagoner 
....and special guest MC Joshua Scott! 

***We do not want your money. We only want your voice!*** 

Thursday, November 30th at 7:30 PM at 
Yellowberri 
814 State Street 
Bowling Green, KY 

Admission is Free when you write a letter about fighting extreme poverty to our elected official. WKU Onecampus will be with us to assist! 

Each artist will perform a mini-acoustic set culminating in a collaborative Tom Petty tribute jam at the end of the evening. MC Joshua Scott will be showing film clips & speaking about issues surrounding HIV/AIDS, extreme poverty, girls education, and more in between sets. 

HUGE GRATITUDE to our sponsors at WDNS FM D93 & Mellow Matt's Music & More !!! 

BG Cheese Wagon food truck will be parked outside for your food needs 

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In the past two decades, the United States has led the way in making remarkable progress against HIV/AIDS around the world. Programs funded by the federal government, such as the Global Fund and PEPFAR, have saved tens of millions of lives while preventing even more new infections. These programs have served as model government programs in terms of efficiency and efficacy. These same programs now face the threat of cuts in the federal budget, which could undo much of the progress that we have made. 

We’ll be asking Senators to continue America’s investment in life-saving programs like PEPFAR and the Global Fund in the federal budget. We’ll also be asking them to vocalize this support during the week of World AIDS Day on the House and Senate floor or through public statements. 

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ONE is a campaigning and advocacy organization of more than eight million people around the world taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. 

We believe the fight against poverty isn’t about charity, but about justice and equality. 

Whether lobbying political leaders in world capitals or running cutting-edge grassroots campaigns, ONE pressures governments to do more to fight AIDS and other preventable, treatable diseases in the poorest places on the planet, to empower small-holder farmers, to expand access to energy, and to combat corruption so governments are accountable to their citizens. Cofounded by Bono and other activists, ONE is strictly nonpartisan.

Montreal Folk and Stan Rogers 

Just Returned from playing the Montreal Folk Fest and The Stan Rogers Folk Fest (Nova Scotia)!

We had a wonderful time playing both of these festivals and the other lovely ones that were included in the last month of touring! In a few weeks we will be playing several outdoor performing arts centers including some of the new Levitts! See you beautiful folks in NY, VT, QC, and OH!

At the Stan Rogers Folk Festival we played MainStage and side stage sets as HuDost and then also had the honor of being Ramy Essam's backing band. We look forward to playing with him more in the future.

From Stan Fest:

Nice shot by Denis Wong:

From our magical Drum-Man Chuck Mauk:

A couple fun audience shots:

From the Montreal Fok Fest sur le Canal:

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Jul28

HuDost @ Blessed Coast Music, Yoga & Arts Festival in Squamish, Canada

Blessed Coast Music, Yoga & Arts Festival, Squamish, BC

Facebook invite here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/135464147114137/

The 4th annual Blessed Coast Music, Yoga & Arts Festival will be held from July 27 to the 30th on Unceded Coast Salish Territory, in Squamish, BC!

Blessed Coast 2018 offers a curated line-up of ground-breaking local and international Artists, DJs and Producers that we can't wait to announce in the coming months.

Blessed Coast also hosts BC’s favourite Yoga Teachers, Speakers and Wisdom Keepers in our Yoga Shala and Workshop spaces. These classes and workshops will take place in breathtaking surroundings, with 360° views of snow-capped mountains.

Our festival is both family and eco-friendly. This year’s event is 100% powered by renewable energy! Cheekye Ranch is an amazing 88-acre property in the heart of the Squamish Valley, and offers Riverside and Meadow Camping.

Working with lineage holding Coast Salish elders to bring the ancient ways of ceremony into the modern culture of celebration, is an important part of what we do. In our work with these elders each of our staff and guests is acting on behalf of their own ancestry. We invite you to join us for this 3-day celebration of this beautiful coastal community.

RV and Car Camping Available.

Group and Tent Camping spaces are limited, so book yours now.

Day Passes available.

KIDS UNDER 12 ARE FREE.
We also provide a full schedule of Children’s entertainment and family activities.

We joyously anticipate your arrival on the land in Squamish!
Jul29

HuDost @ Blessed Coast Music, Yoga & Arts Festival in Squamish, Canada

Blessed Coast Music, Yoga & Arts Festival, Squamish, BC

Facebook invite here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/135464147114137/

The 4th annual Blessed Coast Music, Yoga & Arts Festival will be held from July 27 to the 30th on Unceded Coast Salish Territory, in Squamish, BC!

Blessed Coast 2018 offers a curated line-up of ground-breaking local and international Artists, DJs and Producers that we can't wait to announce in the coming months.

Blessed Coast also hosts BC’s favourite Yoga Teachers, Speakers and Wisdom Keepers in our Yoga Shala and Workshop spaces. These classes and workshops will take place in breathtaking surroundings, with 360° views of snow-capped mountains.

Our festival is both family and eco-friendly. This year’s event is 100% powered by renewable energy! Cheekye Ranch is an amazing 88-acre property in the heart of the Squamish Valley, and offers Riverside and Meadow Camping.

Working with lineage holding Coast Salish elders to bring the ancient ways of ceremony into the modern culture of celebration, is an important part of what we do. In our work with these elders each of our staff and guests is acting on behalf of their own ancestry. We invite you to join us for this 3-day celebration of this beautiful coastal community.

RV and Car Camping Available.

Group and Tent Camping spaces are limited, so book yours now.

Day Passes available.

KIDS UNDER 12 ARE FREE.
We also provide a full schedule of Children’s entertainment and family activities.

We joyously anticipate your arrival on the land in Squamish!
Aug3

HuDost @ Spirituality and Creative Process- Power and Transformation in Seattle, WA

Spirituality and Creative Process- Power and Transformation, Seattle, WA

August 3-5

This retreat will be led by Devi Tide (head of the Sufi Healing Order) and Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines (the leaders of HuDost).

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. Creativity can 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.

Together creative process and spiritual practice form a partnership that fosters healthy humans who are manifesting incredible creative works. 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.

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. We will venture through these practices with singing, dancing, drawing, painting, and writing exercises that explore wild mind and channeled poetry.

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.

To register, please contact: mokshasommer@hudost.com

Price: $290
Early registration: $265

Location: TBD
Aug4

HuDost @ Retreat- Spirituality and Creative Process- Power and Transformation in Seattle, WA

Retreat- Spirituality and Creative Process- Power and Transformation, Seattle, WA

August 3-5

This retreat will be led by Devi Tide (head of the Sufi Healing Order) and Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines (the leaders of HuDost).

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. Creativity can 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.

Together creative process and spiritual practice form a partnership that fosters healthy humans who are manifesting incredible creative works. 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.

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. We will venture through these practices with singing, dancing, drawing, painting, and writing exercises that explore wild mind and channeled poetry.

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.

To register, please contact: mokshasommer@hudost.com

Price: $290
Early registration: $265

Location: TBD
Aug5

HuDost @ Retreat- Spirituality and Creative Process- Power and Transformation in Seattle, WA

Retreat- Spirituality and Creative Process- Power and Transformation, Seattle, WA

August 3-5

This retreat will be led by Devi Tide (head of the Sufi Healing Order) and Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines (the leaders of HuDost).

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. Creativity can 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.

Together creative process and spiritual practice form a partnership that fosters healthy humans who are manifesting incredible creative works. 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.

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. We will venture through these practices with singing, dancing, drawing, painting, and writing exercises that explore wild mind and channeled poetry.

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.

To register, please contact: mokshasommer@hudost.com

Price: $290
Early registration: $265

Location: TBD
Aug10

HuDost @ Beloved Festival in Tidewater, OR

Beloved Festival, Tidewater, OR

HuDost is thrilled! About Beloved:

Beloved is a 4-day sacred art, music, and movement festival on the Oregon Coast. Beloved is a healing event. Beloved is a model for a culture that understands the depth of our connection with each other, to the planet, and to our souls. Beloved is all of the names and forms of the Divine, affirming their Unity.

We respectfully present sacred music from diverse global traditions; we acknowledge conscious dance music as fitting into the broader context of sacred and healing music. Beyond a unique mix of sacred music from around the world, we offer interactive art installations, live painting, local organic cuisine, and educational programming—including workshops on yoga, healing, relationships, social and environmental justice, and the music and wisdom of ancient cultures.

Our goal is to dissolve the boundaries that isolate us through music, dance, and play. We demand of ourselves that, in the pursuit of our goals, we deepen our own connection to, and respect for, the earth and that we educate and inspire participants to do the same.
Aug11

HuDost @ Beloved Festival in Tidewater, OR

Beloved Festival, Tidewater, OR

HuDost is thrilled! About Beloved:

Beloved is a 4-day sacred art, music, and movement festival on the Oregon Coast. Beloved is a healing event. Beloved is a model for a culture that understands the depth of our connection with each other, to the planet, and to our souls. Beloved is all of the names and forms of the Divine, affirming their Unity.

We respectfully present sacred music from diverse global traditions; we acknowledge conscious dance music as fitting into the broader context of sacred and healing music. Beyond a unique mix of sacred music from around the world, we offer interactive art installations, live painting, local organic cuisine, and educational programming—including workshops on yoga, healing, relationships, social and environmental justice, and the music and wisdom of ancient cultures.

Our goal is to dissolve the boundaries that isolate us through music, dance, and play. We demand of ourselves that, in the pursuit of our goals, we deepen our own connection to, and respect for, the earth and that we educate and inspire participants to do the same.
Sep9

HuDost @ Trails & Vistas Art Hikes in Soda Springs, CA

Trails & Vistas Art Hikes, Soda Springs, CA

DATE: Saturday, September 8 & Sunday, September 9, 2018
TICKETS: Early bird special $10 Child (ages 5 to 18) $35 Adult/General, tickets available on Earth Day, April 22
WHERE: Donner Summit, Clair Tappaan Lodge, 2.75 mile Nature Trail
WHAT: Guided art hike for small groups of 22 people to see 8 art sites with music, poetry, storytelling, dance, and land art
LODGING SPECIAL coming soon, create a summit experience with a combo art hike ticket and stay at the Clair Tappaan Lodge. Create community: Eat, Stay, Explore, Enjoy. Call for more lodging/art hike ticket information (530)426-3632
​www.clairtappaanlodge.com
Sep21

HuDost @ Midwest Yoga and Kirtan Festival in Jefferson, WI

Midwest Yoga and Kirtan Festival, Jefferson, WI

Midwest Yoga and Kirtan Fest is a homegrown festival in the works, a new breed of chantfest co-created by artists, teachers, and YOU to bring the heart-opening bhava to the Midwest.This is a festival for the people, by the people. It honors the wallahs, musicians, and teachers who nourish our souls and gives back to a worth charity.