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Shunia combines compelling melodies, ancient chants and multicultural rhythms to create a unique sound that is original and timeless / Mainly Piano

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Kathy Parsons from Mainly Piano writes....Shunia is the second album from Shunia (Lisa Reagan and Suzanne Jackson), a duo that combines compelling melodies, ancient chants and multicultural rhythms to create a unique sound that is both original and timeless. "Shunia" means "stillness" and "receptivity," but not passivity. Reagan and Jackson composed the eight tracks with award-winning and GRAMMY-nominated producer Jamshied Sharifi, a New York-based composer, producer and keyboardist who has scored several feature films as well as contributing music to television and independent films. Hassan Hakmoun, known as "The Godfather of Gnawa Music," also appears on two tracks. There is a long list of guest musicians who perform on ancient as well as more modern classical instruments. Four of the tracks have been released as singles ("Akal," "Sa Re Sa Sa," "Breeze at Dawn" and "Alleluia") and have gorgeous music videos that are available on YouTube as well as on www.ShuniaSound.com.

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