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Assyrian band Azadoota
« on: November 14, 2016, 04:53:55 AM »
I found this rather obscure Assyrian alternative folk band (which has Latin/Salsa influence) that was formed in 1996 by Assyrian Australian percussionist and singer Robin Zirwanda. An interesting thing about the band is that he is the only Assyrian member in the group. The rest are Europeans (namely Anglo-Celtic Australians) who play the instruments and would vocally harmonize in the Assyrian language!

I am very grateful for this band. It needs much more exposure in the Assyrian community. They have performed in (non-Assyrian) music festivals in Sydney and Adelaide. People who attend their concerts there are mostly white Australians (rarely us). It's ironic that out of all the "big" Assyrian artists like Evan Agassi and Linda George, this rather unknown Assyrian music group has been the most exposed to foreigners.



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Re: Assyrian band Azadoota
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2016, 11:35:59 AM »
interesting and very good for them. Thing is I'm not into the whole Latin/Salsa genre.

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Re: Assyrian band Azadoota
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2016, 07:25:43 PM »
interesting and very good for them. Thing is I'm not into the whole Latin/Salsa genre.

I like Latin, but not much Salsa (the two differ). Their music is more alternative folk with Latin and rock influence. They fuse genres (soft rock, folk, latin):

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Re: Assyrian band Azadoota
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 06:23:42 AM »
Of course, they have sung in the Assyrian New Year festival (so they don't ignore us):



This was from 2004 btw.
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