Winner 2021

Winner 2021 Beyond Music Vol.3

Ali Asaad (Vocals), Josh Doughty (Kora) and Simmy Singh (Violin)

Producer Statement

“Bare, intimate, and deeply emotional, Un-Knowing is by far the most wide-open selection of the sixteen. Space is the place here, leaving kora alone to support goosebump-inducing performances from Syrian vocalist Ali Asaad and British violinist Simmy Singh. While it feels spacious and free, brief melodic meetings between the three musicians draw you in to stay for the improvised tangents. We’re looking forward to growing out from this auspicious encounter of three unique voices.”

– Michael League & Bill Laurance