Artist Profiles: Baraka Moon

Baraka Moon

Baraka Moon is based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The group mixes mystical Sufi trance songs, Indian ragas, African rhythms and the Australian Aboriginal didgeridoo.

Baraka Moon Members:

Sukhawat Ali Khan – Baraka Moon’s passionate vocalist draws from his celebrated family’s 600 year-old Pakistani singing tradition. He also plays ragas and blues riffs with his harmonium.

Stephen Kent – A one-man band didgeridoo/percussion virtuoso, Kent is a pioneer in bringing the ancient Aboriginal Australian instrument to the contemporary world.

Peter Warren – drummer and percussionist, Warren is responsible for Baraka Moon’s dance rhythms. He has performed many years with African musicians and dancers in the U.S. and his native Canada.

Anastasi Mavrides plays seasoned guitar with chordal voicings and soaring anthemic melodies. He also provides supporting vocals to Sukhawat’s singing.

Discography:

Eternal (Baraka Moon Music, 2014)
Wind Horse (Baraka Moon Music/Six Degrees, 2017)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.
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