The Epichorus performs the music of roots - contemporary songs based in ancient sounds. They are lineage holders of traditions from India, Egypt, Greece and Syria. Priya Darshini serenades in sounds beyond language, moving fluidly between Hebrew, Hindi and Aramaic backed by Oud, Violin, Accordion, Hammered Dulcimer and Upright Bass. Come ready to be transported by ethereal music reminiscent of a loftier home.
Zach Fredman is awad (oudist) and composer for the Epichorus. He grew up on classical guitar and passed to the Oud at the spell of Hamza El Din; he has studied with Arabic master Bassam Saba, and with descendants of the Iraqi and Syrian Jews now residing in Jerusalem. Zach is the rabbi of The New Shul in Manhattan.
The Epichorus is a roving cast of heretics and hooligans; some of the other players who frequently grace our sounds include: Megan Gould -Violin, Daniel Ori - Bass, Rich Stein - Percussion, Priya Darshini - Vocals, Uri Sharlin - Accordion, and Max ZT - Hammered Dulcimer.