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Call, Vol. 1

by Everlutionary

Bring down the ancestors in this powerful CALL of rasp-ready vocals, chanting, industrial science beats, thundering drums, and an avant-garde fusion of harps, flutes, tablas and words that inspire, ignite, fuel, and pierce the fabric of existence.
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1. Patient’s Secret
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2. Nothing
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3. Whale Suicide (Pt. 2)
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4. Submit
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5. Return Us
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6. It Can
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7. Soliloquy
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8. Institutionalized Liberation
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9. 1 + 1 = 1
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10. For Longer Than
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Imagine Hindu Spiritual Music meeting African Ritual Chanting. Imagine Rumi having a late night session with Alice Coltrane. Imagine what it feels like to hear whales crying underwater... imagine what it feels like to be unable to discern their tears?

An EVERLUTIONARY experience of over 15 musicians and artists brought together under the guidance of HAWAH to brought life to this gravity defying sound. Three years in the making, this musical album of twelve piercing tracks is the pinnacle of bold persistence, creativity, intense study, dedication, collaboration and experimentation; a pure testament to the power of blood, sweat, tears, and a dream.

Volume One of this two disc series was released January 1st, 2010 (01.01.10) and is a collage of sound and words, of heart and soul; a deep reflection on existential paradigm shifts, hard core industrial science beats fused with rasp-ready vocals, tablas, flutes, harps, electric guitars, and didgeridoos. Themes in the album connect religious wars and the power of prayer, nuclear submarines and oceans polluted with hopelessness. Mathematical formulas speak of their loneliness; reflections on failing education systems and the effects of hurricanes and tsunamis. Love and hate, the quest for the unknown, all of this is packaged into the power of song.

The eleventh track on the album, “Continental Slip,” recounts HawaH’s experience just ten hours before the Tsunami came and struck Southeast Asia. He was wading in the ocean off the eastern coast of India just hours the 12 story wave devastated the coast line. Knee high in water and staring at a full moon, that evening he left on a bus at midnight for a town inland. It was the final bus leaving that fishing village for the night. He traveled in land and off the coast for the first time in two weeks. Almost everywhere he stayed up to that fateful day was left underwater. Hundreds of thousands of people died and were displaced by the tsunami… two years later Hurricane Katrina… and more natural disaster strikes Pakistan in the form of earthquakes… these natural disasters, and oftentimes our inability to respond when there are people in need, provided inspiration for many songs on this album.

So much material was created that the work had to be divided into two volumes. On multiple occasions, the most recent versions of songs were lost in the production studio because of hard drive failures. This set the entire Volume One project back more than a year, as weeks, sometimes months were spent just trying to find the most recent versions of lost files. But persistence and unwillingness to accept that all the work, writing, and composing could be lost allowed it to be restructured, rerecorded, and reinvented.

Through all of the loss this has been a tremendous gain and addition to HawaH's own life pursuit... the greater understanding of how words are shaped by music and how song can be used to transform culture and foster co-existence. This work is a testament to spirit... calling us to continue and struggle against instincts that inflict destruction.

CALL (Vol. 1), HAWAH’s second album was funded in part by a grant from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, an Agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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SHORT BIO:

HAWAH is an artist, author, educator, yoga instructor and community organizer. He has dedicated his life to teaching about solutions to violence and ways to peace, and has traveled to over 28 countries in the past 10 years to facilitate interactive workshops, dialogues, perform poetry, teach yoga, and speak with those interested in creating a caring, sustainable, and equitable world.

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HAWAH (previously known as Rajeev R. Kasat) was born in Princeton, New Jersey, but spent a considerable amount of his childhood living in India. Early exposure to the unindustrialized world instilled within him a commitment towards empowering the less fortunate. His current work, organizing and educating through the arts, is driven by a desire to develop leadership in youth.

In 1998, HAWAH decided his life needed change, and so took time away from college to join Americorps. For one year he worked as a community organizer and mentor to elementary school students in one of the most poverty-stricken neighborhoods of Washington, DC. When he returned to college, he realized none of the existing majors would satisfy his passion and so developed an interdisciplinary major he called Peace and Educational Philosophy.

By summer of 2000, HAWAH graduated from American University, and spent the next months volunteering at Oak Hill Juvenile Detention Facility---work inspired by his hope to transform and rehabilitate the incarcerated. At the year's end, he co-founded a non-profit organization called One Common Unity, (www.OneCommonUnity.org). Through a variety of artistic, educational, and community outreach initiatives, One Common Unity empowers youth and families by providing alternatives to violence, fostering responsible character development, facilitating positive self-expression, and forging relationships that support sustainable communities. During their formulating years, Hawah was an integral member of their Board of Directors and Program Development Team. Today he continues to serve as their Executive Director.

In 2001, HAWAH was awarded a Fellowship with the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial. For the duration of that year he traveled to Geneva, Switzerland and Durban, South Africa, where he worked closely with the United Nations and the World Conference Against Racism and Discrimination.

In the years to follow, HAWAH served as Director of Woodrow Wilson High School's Peaceable Schools Program. In addition to teaching Alternatives to Violence and Positive Stretch, he developed and frequently trained youth in a unique Diversity Leadership Program---helping students celebrate their differences, gain awareness of their similarities, and grow through their empathy.

HAWAH, an author, educator, artist, community organizer, and certified yoga instructor, is an inspirational young speaker and voice for today's generation. He speaks nationally for People to People International, the Children's Defense Fund's Freedom Schools, and is a guest workshop presenter for the Congressional Youth Leadership Council. He has made numerous appearances on XM National Satellite Radio and has been featured on Pacifica's National Radio Program Peacewatch, Voices With Vision and Damu Smith's weekly radio show Spirit in Action. Featured as "An Inspiring Young Leader" on Innerfaith Voices, a radio program produced by WAMU and aired by its 8 National affiliate stations, Hawah has facilitated workshops and been a featured speaker at places such as Yale University., George Washington University, U.C.L.A., University of Colorado, Rollins College, Georgetown University, and Brown University.

HAWAH, the artist of a diverse collection of paintings and photographs, first began to coin the term "Everlutionary" in 1999-2000. He published his first book in August 2001; "Trails: A Journey in Trust Before Suspicion" is a collection of true stories, poetry, photographs, and drawings. In October 2003, he released his second book entitled "Escape Extinction." This book is a collection of essays regarding peace and war, love and hate, creation and destruction. In December 2005 his readers celebrated the arrival of his third book "zerONEss," an insightful collection of poetry and prose examining origins, unity and limits.

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