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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.

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:

Her Turn 

​Performance Piece by Moksha Sommer with guest performer Tanya Evanson and music by HuDost



Gratitude to Simon Abou Fadel, Todd Munro, and Jemal Wade Hines in helping to create this piece.

Description of the work by Moksha:

 

‘Her Turn’, is a video/live performance piece. While I performed it at VCFA in that form (as seen in this video), I also created a video version of the piece that stands on its own that can function without the live performance element. The piece includes footage of the featured woman, Tanya, doing the practice of whirling. This practice was originally established by Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī who lived from 1207-1273. He remains known as Rumi and his poetry continues to be highly valued. Whirling is one of the practices in the Islamic faith that women were originally permitted to practice in equal stride with men. Rumi himself had both female and male students and welcomed women into the fold. It was after his death that this was questioned and women, in some lineages of the tradition, were banned from practicing. In certain parts of the world it is only now that women are reclaiming this tradition. ‘Her Turn’ addresses that reclaiming in a subtle way. The song that I chose to include as the live musical performance in ‘Her Turn’ is our rendition of the first verse of the Mathnawi (Rumi’s main work, his ‘Mathnawi’ was composed in Konya and continues to be regarded as one of the peak poems of the Persian language). This verse speaks of the pain of love, the ache of separation, and the essence of longing. In my desire to address the current role of women reclaiming spiritual practices, I included audio of Tanya speaking about the practice of whirling and reading one of her own poems. In creating ‘Her Turn’ I hoped that the pairing of the old tradition done at this time by a woman (the video portion of the work), with a live performance of traditional verse done by a woman (me), with the current contemplations on this tradition voiced by the whirler, could render the necessary harmonious juxtaposition to give voice to the purpose of the work.



 

New Live Videos! 

Yes! That is right! We are excited about these new videos from our recent Music City Roots performance and hope you enjoy them!



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Jul20

HuDost @ Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series

Levitt AMP Woonsocket Music Series, Woonsocket, RI

HuDost is excited to be part of this wonderful Levitt AMP series! HuDost is the headliner on July 20thWoonsocket 2018 will be marked by music thanks to the generosity of the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation. Starting June 29th the city will experience 10 consecutive Friday’s of music from 5pm-9pm in River Island Art Park. The acts range in musical genre including Salsa, Country, R & B, and Funk. They will be travelling from as far as California to perform in Woonsocket this summer. They are incredibly diverse, offering something for everyone and a whole of danceable rhythms. Acts were selected based on recommendations from the community and criteria from the series lead sponsor, the Levitt Foundation. The series aims to revitalize River Island Art Park through the power of free, live music, drawing locals and tourists alike to downtown Woonsocket.
Jul28

HuDost @ Blessed Coast Music, Yoga & Arts Festival

Blessed Coast Music, Yoga & Arts Festival, Squamish

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

Blessed Coast Music, Yoga & Arts Festival, Squamish

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

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

August 3-5This 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.comPrice: $290Early registration: $265Location: TBD
Aug4

HuDost @ Retreat- Spirituality and Creative Process- Power and Transformation

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

August 3-5This 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.comPrice: $290Early registration: $265Location: TBD
Aug5

HuDost @ Retreat- Spirituality and Creative Process- Power and Transformation

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

August 3-5This 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.comPrice: $290Early registration: $265Location: TBD
Aug10

HuDost @ Beloved Festival

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

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.