(PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – Neo-folk world fusion duo HuDost returns to the Berkshires to perform at the Whitney Center for the Arts with Elizabeth & the Catapult in a collaborative evening of Song & Sufi Kirtan on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at 7:30pm.
HuDost will back up Elizabeth on her set as the Catapult and Elizabeth will back HuDost on their set on keyboards and vocals. There will be an eclectic mixture of original songs, traditional Eastern European numbers as well as some cover songs and unannounced special guests.
HuDost, the neo-folk world rock outfit from Montreal and Nashville, is comprised of Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines. HuDost functions as a duo or as a band, incorporating musicians of varying sensibilities and backgrounds, and often including performance art and dance in their shows. As a duo their instrumentation includes vocals, harmonium (Indian Pump-Organ), Shahi Baaja (Electric Indian Auto-Harp), guitars, bouzouki, Dulcinet, percussion, and a slew of sonic ambient effects. Their music is an eclectic blend of pop and rock with traditional Sufi music, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian and Balkan folk music, Farsi, Turkish, Arabic, and folk.
As Elizabeth & the Catapult, Elizabeth Ziman has released two full-length albums and a self-produced, recorded and released EP, 2009’s “Taller Children,” which was produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes) and featured collaborations with Tilly and the Wall. The band’s second full-length was “The Other Side of Zero,” produced by Tony Berg (Aimee Mann) and featuring Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings.
Where: Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Ave, PIttsfield MA, 01201