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Opium Moon - Caravan

OPIUM MOON RECEIVES GRAMMY NOMINATION!

Opium Moon's self-titled debut album has received a Grammy award nomination in the Best New Age Album category! This music is straight from the hear and I would love for you to Check It Out

"CARAVAN" VIDEO PREMIERES ON NPR MUSIC!

Please check out the new video for the single "Caravan" from my band Opium Moon. It was premiered today on NPR! You can watch the video below, and read their glowing review HERE.

OPIUM MOON DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW!

We're so excited that our debut self titled album came out July 15 and debuted at #6 on four Billboard Top 10 charts, including World music and Classical!"  

 

Check out a few selections from the upcoming album in the playlist below:

2019 Grammy Award Nominee
Best New Age Album

Opium moon is my new passion project...


Opium Moon is Kama Sutra music...a sensual and groovy collaboration of master musicians LiliHaydn on Violin/Voice, Hamid Saeidi on Santoor (Persian hammered dulcimer) and voice, MB Gordy on ancient percussion, and Itai Disraeli on fretless bass. We come from the corners of the world—Israel, Iran, and the US—-making peace through harmony.

"One of the most astonishing, deep & soulful music experiences in recent memory."  - KCET

"Opium Moon produces a sound that’s biblical yet carnal...creating a sound like something born from the underlying forces of sensuality."
-- Malibu Arts Journal

Our name was inspired by a poem by the great Sufi poet Hafiz, in which he says:


The bird’s favorite songs
You do not hear,

For their most flamboyant music takes place
When their wings are stretched
Above the trees

And they are smoking the opium of pure freedom…

I once asked a bird,
“How is it that you fly in this gravity
Of darkness?”

She responded,

“Love lifts Me”

 

 

Opium Moon Press:

"It's a rare pleasure to find music that gives me pause, slows me down from the daily deluge and gives me a moment to think. That's exactly what happened when I first heard "Caravan" from Opium Moon's self-titled, debut album. This music with violin, santur (a hammered dulcimer,) ancient percussion and bass is spacious and timeless." - Bob Boilen, NPR

 

"Descriptors like enchanting, elegant and hypnotic just don’t seem to do justice to Be Why Music’s recent self-titled release of Opium Moon. It is indeed enchanting, elegant and hypnotic, but it’s more. Surely, this is the music drunk bees must hear lolling inside a flower, captives to the warm summer sun and soothing breeze surrounded and infused by drugging fragrance. Finding your inner drunk bee is no further than a listen to this extraordinary CD. - World Music Central 

https://worldmusiccentral.org/2018/07/20/captivating-and-stylish-opium-moon/

 
"Opium Moon produces a sound that’s biblical yet carnal...creating a sound like something born from the underlying forces of sensuality." - Malibu Arts Journal 
 

It’s been quite some time since a thoroughly enticing, alluring and totally engaging album has come my way.  Throw yourself into the spirit of Opium Moon and you’ll be lifted by spirit in every imaginable way!  - Lloyd Barde, Common Ground

"Enchanting music that sounds contemporary but has ancient roots...powerful...aches with feeling." - Tom Schnabel, KCRW Rhythm Planet

http://blogs.kcrw.com/music/2018/08/august-music-mix/ 

 
"Opium Moon‘s debut album is the soundtrack to an exotic, hazy, languorous dream, a sensual/spiritual trip into the mystic." - Steve Hochman, KPCC
https://makeminebaconwrapped.com/2018/07/10/celestial-to-subterranean-new-music-from-opium-moon-jupiter-okwess-and-hana-vu/


"Opium Moon produces a sound that’s biblical yet carnal...creating a sound like something born from the underlying forces of sensuality." - Malibu Arts Journal 
 
"Opium Moon’s debut album is a sublime and sensual brew of strings, percussion and bass that transports the listener to a musically soulful Shangri-La.” – Victoria Looseleaf, ArtNowLA 
 
"Fluid and hypnotic..." - Santa Monica Argonaut