Atlas Maior‘s music is essentially a love letter. The Austin band’s continued exploration of maqamat (Middle Eastern modal system), combined with multiple and often improvisational international musical traditions, makes the entire experience so engaging. Indian, Middle Eastern, Latin American, and American Jazz all pulsate through the veins of every Atlas Maior melody, rhythm and instrumentation.
Imagine opening for artists like Vieux Farka Touré, Kaki King and Tal National, but just as special is performing right alongside artists you admire. This weekend provides such an opportunity when Atlas Maior joins musician, singer and collaborator Ali Pervez Mehdi for a live stream show starting at 2 p.m. (Central) tomorrow, Sunday July 12, on Atlas Maior’s Facebook and Instagram.
-Photo of Ali Pervez Mehdi by Jay Jayasuriya.