House of Waters
House of Waters is a Brooklyn based band with a global sound. Drawing inspiration from Africa, India, South America, and Jazz, the band is, as TimeOut NY states “a sight to behold.”
House of Waters is hammered dulcimer virtuoso Max ZT; master percussionist Luke Notary; and brilliant bassist Moto Fukushima. These three innovative musicians are redefining their instruments as they excite their audiences.
Max, a National Hammered Dulcimer Champion studied with the Cissoko griot family in Senegal and recently returned from a year in India studying with the world-renowned santoor master Pandit Shivkumar Sharma.
Luke studied with djembe legend Cheik Oumar Diabate and has just returned from a year touring the world with Cirque du Soleil.
Moto's finesse, subtlety and power attracted the attention of Joe Lovano and other jazz greats, who he has accompanied to critical acclaim.
House of Waters has shared the stage with Ravi Shankar, Tinariwen, Jimmy Cliff, KODO, and more. Their concerts are beautiful and electrifying moments of mastery and magic.
The four piece band Aabaraki describes their sound as alt-soul: "Like Gnarls Barkley met the Black Keys
in a grainy film (with a Curtis Mayfield soundtrack)."
Formed by guitarist Brian Forbes, vocalist/keyboardist Akie Bermiss, drummer Aaron Steele, and bassist
Ari Folman-Cohen, Aabaraki released their self-titled debut EP in June 2011. The project received
critical acclaim with features on OkayPlayer.com, 2DopeBoyz.com, Giantstep and many more. Aabaraki
was also one of the featured artists of the Converse “Rubber Tracks” short-film series. Known for their
remarkable live show, Aabaraki has also performed several times alongside Grammy nominated singer
Emily King. The band released their second album The Emancipation on May 22nd, 2012,
and will embark on a nationwide tour in the Fall.