International World Jazz group Atlas Maior will join Billy Harfosh on his weekly radio show Going Deep on September 4th at 15:00. The award winning Texas based group will speak about their eclectic melodies, diverse musical traditions and perform an intimate concert live at Barcelona City FM.
Atlas Maior Announces Upcoming Tour in Spain
Austin, TX-based world music fusion group to perform in Barcelona, Andalusia region, and at Pueblos Blancos Music Festival in Spain: September 1 – 10th, 2017
Austin, Texas – The world music fusion group Atlas Maior has announced their upcoming international tour in Spain September 1st through 10th, 2017. The instrumental world music trio will play shows in Barcelona, including a performance at 23 Robadors on September 1st and a live in-studio exclusive with “Going Deep with Billy Harfosh” on Barcelona City FM on September 4th. Atlas Maior is also performing throughout Spain’s Andalusia region, including a show at Sala Milwaukee in El Puerto de Santa María on September 6th, and September 7th-9th as an official performing artist of the Pueblos Blancos Music Festival, a series of concerts, meetings & cultural exchanges with international bands and local artists in the beautiful mountain villages of Ronda, Montejaque, Grazalema & Villaluenga del Rosario, Spain.
Atlas Maior welcomes opportunities for additional bookings, local media interviews, performance reviews, or other opportunities including educational workshops and demonstrations in Barcelona September 1st-5th.
About Atlas Maior:
Atlas Maior maps diverse musical traditions, placing Jazz, Middle Eastern, and Latin American musical idioms in dialogue with one another. The group composes music that pays homage to the stewards of these traditions and their cultural and geographic origins. Band members Joshua Thomson (alto saxophone, flutes), Charlie Lockwood (oud), and Ted Camat (percussion) create a unique sound that balances intimate moments of sincerity with powerful melodies and incendiary rhythmic passages. Thomson and Lockwood write original melodies exploring maqamat (the Middle Eastern modal system) and harmonic progressions of American jazz. Percussionist Ted Camat applies a wide variety of rhythms and traditional percussion instruments including the Middle Eastern dumbek, Peruvian cajón, and Brazilian pandero.
In October 2015 Atlas Maior released their fourth studio album Keyif EP. Keyif received positive reviews and media placement from KUTX, Austin’s National Public Radio affiliate network, All About Jazz, World Music Central, UTNE Reader, Midwest Record and more. Atlas Maior has toured internationally in Turkey and Spain, and has received hometown recognition with the proclamation of “Atlas Maior Day” on March 27, 2014 by Austin’s City Council. They have opened for internationally acclaimed artists Vieux Farka Touré and Tal National, and have performed at music festivals including Wobeonfest, Art Outside, SXSW, and the City of Austin’s F1 Fan Fest. The group has collaborated with a host of talented musicians in Austin and from around the world, including Atash, Fared Shafinury, Lou Lou Ghelichkhani of Thievery Corporation, Layalina, The University of Texas at Austin Middle East Ensemble Bereket, The Austin Global Orchestra and many more.