Wayfinder Album Launch
Online World Premiere
We’d hoped to celebrate the launch of my new album in person on Friday April 24, 2020, but then the global pandemic happened. Instead we invited audiences to move around their furniture and dance together virtually. The evening featured the first ever performance of this unique album, presented by Indian Summer Festival via an online streamed event. Thank you to everyone who joined in!
Wayfinder is the story of a musician-explorer who journeys the world and comes home to empty his pockets and share his treasures. Mohamed Assani takes his sitar in a completely new and unexpected direction, bringing together unforeseen musical worlds and pushing the frontiers of cultural and musical hybridity. Using a refreshing, contemporary sound palette, Wayfinder incorporates a range of stylistic influences, including Indian/Pakistani Classical, Middle Eastern music, jazz, funk, Western harmony, ambient & electronic music. Both acoustic and electronic, it features sitar, tabla, mridangam, kanjira, mbira, voice and electronic sounds. It has been produced by Emmy and Juno-nominated music producer, Adham Shaikh.
If you missed the launch, you can still watch it here!
“This music is nothing short of bewitching. It surprises, delights and leaves the listener lifted, overwhelmed yet strangely calm. Not only can I understand how people are bewitched by this music, I might be myself.” — Jazz Views
"The way Mohamed Assani has manipulated, caressed and amalgamated so many different styles under the watchful rule of his sitar playing is nothing short of mesmeric. A unique and surprising record that will take you places you’ve never been before." - Vinyl Chapters
This album has been made possible, thanks to the generous support of: