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BOLO is a dynamic ensemble with Surya Prakasha (Lavay Smith) on drumset, vocals and harmonium, Eliyahu Sills (The Qadim Ensemble) on ney & bansuri flutes, oud, and upright bass, and Evan Fraser (Dirtwire) on West African kamale ngoni (harp), kalimba, and percussion. With a fresh improvisational approach, the group creates music that will move, uplift and transport. Featuring African sourced grooves with sacred folk songs, African and Indian melodies, BOLO speaks to the heart in a musical language that bridges continents and unites us all.

BOLO

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015
Track listing: Xango; Sunshine; Kothboro; Buzz; Khol; Greetings; Nah-Ee-Nah; Mahini Mei.

ARTICLE: YEAR IN REVIEW

James Nadal's Best of 2015

Read "James Nadal's Best of 2015" reviewed by James Nadal

These selections start out heavy into the blues, in appreciation to those that are still playing and producing this important American art form. Gospel and soul tinged vocals as well as a Latin dance oriented orchestra are represented, as is African derived world music featuring native acoustic instrumentation. We round it out by offering a trio ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

BOLO: BOLO

Read "BOLO" reviewed by James Nadal

There is an ancestral vocation that devout musicians draw inspiration and bearing from. Once on this chosen spiritual path, they enter into a mesmerizing plateau of creativity which is only accessible through profound belief in the task at hand, and a complete mastery of their instrument. The multi-instrumental trio of Surya Prakasha, Evan Fraser and Eliyahu ...


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