HuDost is a neo-folk world rock ensemble from Montreal and Kentucky who has toured the United States, Canada, and Europe consistently since 2006. HuDost functions as a duo (with the core musicians Moksha Sommer and Jemal Wade Hines) or as a band, incorporating musicians of varying sensibilities and backgrounds, along with performance art and dance included in their shows. As a duo, their instrumentation includes vocals, harmonium, electric Indian auto-harp, guitars, Bazouki, Dulcinet, percussion, and sonic ambient effects. Their music is a rich, eclectic blending of pop and rock with traditional Sufi music; Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian, and Balkan folk music; Farsi; Turkish; Arabic; and folk music.
HuDost has been involved with world chant Sufi kirtan projects, as well as opening for or collaborations with Jon Anderson of YES, Grammy-winners Malcolm Burn and Oz Fritz, Ani DiFranco, Philip Glass, Joan Osborne, Snatam Kaur Khalsa, Steve Kilbey, California Guitar Trio, Bell Orchestre, Neko Case, Jim Lauderdale, Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Mercan Dede, and more.
Scope magazine referred to HuDost’s acoustic album 4th Way Folk as “an exceptional folk album that takes the genre in new and beautiful directions.”