The Epichorus’ New Album Release: Najara
The Epichorus group plays Indo-Arabic roots music – contemporary music inspired by the old sounds. Thier second album, NAJARA, celebrates the work of 16th century Rabbi/Poet Israel Najara.
Recorded over two years, from Woodstock to Jerusalem, with over twenty musicians – the core Arabic ensemble (Oud, Violin, Qanun, Nay) is joined by upright bass and a tapestry of percussion, with occasional appearances from Accordion, Electric Keyboards, Kora, Hammered Dulcimer and Men’s Choir. The sonic profile harkens to ancient fireside folk ensembles and the Egyptian orchestras of the 60’s, all of it creating a lush bed for the masterful vocal work of Indian classicist Priya Darshini.