EAST-MEETS-WEST ACOUSTIC REMIXES OF BEAUTIFUL CLASSICAL MELODIES WITH ARABIC BEATS featuring guitar synthesist Gregory T.S. Walker, percussionist David Hinojosa, the Altius String Quartet, and dancer Georgia Michelle
Electronic guitarist, composer and world traveler Gregory T.S. Walkerhas developed a reputation as "a dangerous
musician worth checking out" (Colorado Springs Independent). After musical adventures throughout
Morocco, India, and Andalusia, Gregory was the subject of the internationally-distributed documentary,
Song of the Untouchable, and his Global Solstice
was released on the Centaur label in 2014. Profiled in Guitar for the Practicing Musician magazine
and an American Academy of Arts and Letters fellowship-winning composer, Gregory has been featured on National Public Radio, in Strings magazine, and on the cover of International Musician.
David Hinojosa is a virtuoso world percussionist specializing in hand drums from the Middle East. A disciple of the legendary Misirli Ahmet, he is inspired by the power and medicine of the drum to transcend all barriers across cultures. As a co-founder of ID Music Productions, he engages in community leadership and activism, including supporting and allying with Native Communities at Standing Rock and the Sioux Tribe in North Dakota. Deleswa Productions: "Stellar drum performance..."
The Altius String Quartet has been awarded prizes at the Alice and Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition, the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Coltman Chamber Music Competition, and the Plowman Chamber Music Competition. In spring of 2017, Altius released their debut album “Dress Code” on the PARMA label. Review Graveyard: “The appeal for this album is huge.It introduces classical music to those that are not normally fans…”
Georgia Michelle is a laureate of the 2015 Belly Dancer of the Universe Competition. She completed a teacher training program at American Ballet Theater in NYC and earned certifications from ZUMBA as well as the AFAA. Georgia has served as the Dance Representative for the City of Encinitas Arts Commission and the California Alliance for Arts Education.