We are delighted to announce the release of One World Trio’s first album
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“You are really on to something here – blending your sounds with sitar and percussion is awesome. I will recommend you to anyone looking for something special.”
Jaymz Bee, On-Air Producer and Host JAZZ.FM91
Their first release is the album ‘Journey’ featuring:
The One World Trio is a meeting of talents, minds and souls. We had all played together in each others groups and became curious to play as a unit. Our first outing was so much fun and so well received that we decided to record a session. We have never discussed what we would play or who would start with the theme but because we feel so comfortable with each other it has always worked. Our only rule was that we should keep the tracks between five and ten minutes. We hope you enjoy our journeys as much as we do and thank you for coming along with us.
Bruce Cassidy is a trumpet player, composer and music producer from eastern Canada. His Zulu name, ‘Fikile’, was given to him by African friends during an extended work sojourn in South Africa. He is well known for his arranging and musical direction work with Blood Sweat and Tears. He was also a member of the famed rock band Lighthouse during its formative years. Bruce is considered one of the world’s leading performers of the Electronic Valve Instrument (EVI). His interest and experience ranges from pop to orchestral, from classic jazz to the avant-garde. He presently resides in Toronto, Canada and in addition to his production work teaches music at Humber College.
Waleed Abdulhamid was born in Sudan and is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, vocalist, producer and filmmaker. Waleed is skilled at incorporating traditional rhythms into popular music. He has worked around the world demonstrating his versatility on the guitar, bass, drums, flute, harmonica, kirin, bass kirin, darabhuka, marimba, balimbo, congas, bongos, djembe, dumbek and tama. He is known for his striking vocals, his innovative bass technique, and his speed and precision on percussion. As well as being an in-demand session musician and producer, Waleed is a Resident Artist at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.
Anwar Khurshid, a classically trained musician from Pakistan, has made Canada his home since 1989. Because of his attention to the nuances of vocal music and his high technical ability, his instrument often sounds like a voice. He explores the intricate spaces between notes and beats with ease and is tireless in his pursuit of pure music. His influences include Indian Classical, Blues, Jazz, Chinese and Arabic music and he performs regularly with musicians of varying backgrounds. Anwar is the director of Sitar School of Toronto and has performed with symphony orchestras in Canada and at festivals around the world.