Conference of the Birds

from by Holiwater Band

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Conference of the Birds is an epic poem written by Farid ud-Din Attar ( c.1145-c.1221) in northern Persia, which describes a discussion between various birds as they try to decide how to choose a leader. Each character argues their case, only to be rebutted in a series of ever-more complex disputes until, finally, they agree. We used the story to guide the growth of melodic and rhythmic ideas, with us all, finally, singing in unison.


from Maya, released January 27, 2014



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Holiwater Band Auckland, New Zealand

A collective of artists from UK, India and New Zealand, the band blends classical Indian composition with lush, ambient grooves in a contemporary style.

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