SHELLEY THOMAS

Music

Sing Me Home

by Yo-Yo Ma & the Silk Road Ensemble feat. Black Sea Hotel

Released 04/22/2016
Sony
Released 04/22/2016
Sony
2017 GRAMMY AWARD WINNER - Best World Music Album
Featuring Black Sea Hotel on "Sadila Jana"

Future Tribe

by Adam Maalouf

Released April 28, 2017
Well Fed Records
Released April 28, 2017
Well Fed Records
Adam Maalouf's cross-genre style of music forms a common thread between the cultures of the East and West. The Tribe's music is found where modern meets ancient, where the Pantam meets traditional styles of music from around the globe.

Joy

by Shelley Thomas

Released 2016
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Released 2016
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The anticipated solo release from this culturally versatile artist is harmonically faceted by her intimate rendering of traditional Bulgarian songs, multi-layered with one voice in this intricate, emotionally evocative a cappella album.
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Throughout the album, we travel on a journey from very old, traditional solo and diaphonic songs, to three, four, and five part choral arrangements from Bulgaria. Lush harmonies and intricate chordal movements intrigue while complex rhythms enliven. Hear stories of young brides, basil plants, horses and moonlight, picking flowers, spinning parties, and of course, joyful gatherings of girls and boys.

"One of the most eclectic of New York's elite singers"
-New York Music Daily

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Unity

by Hassan Hakmoun

Released 04/08/2014
Healing Records
Released 04/08/2014
Healing Records
The latest album from Moroccan Gnawa legend Hassan Hakmoun, featuring Shelley Thomas on backup vocals.

BRAZDA

Independent
Independent
Fresh arrangements of traditional Balkan songs from Bulgarian, Macedonia, Greece, Serbia and beyond.

UMMI

by SSAHHA

Released 05/06/2011
Released 05/06/2011
Featuring a re-tuned piano, this band creates a unique sound that combines melancholic and festive melodies over hypnotic North African grooves.