Tarana, a world fusion group that includes islander Jason Everett, will release its first CD, “Waves of Sound,” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, at the Vashon Havurat. The group plays original music influenced by Indian, Arabic, Eastern European, Latin and flamenco styles.
Attendees will see unique instruments at the show, including a contra-bass flute, which is about 7 feet long and played standing up, a triple flute that plays three notes at once, Everett’s seven-string fretless bass and the tabla, an Indian hand drums.
Band members, in addition to Everett, include flutist Ann Lindquist, guitarist Kenyon Curtiss, who has composed the lion’s share of the songs on the CD, and tabla player Anil Prasad.
“Waves of Sound” has already won accolades from several notable world music experts and players.
“Tarana is both meditative and full of fire. It transports me to other worldly places of beauty,” said international guitarist and composer Andre Feriante.
“A live performance from Tarana is an exquisite movie for your ears,” said Yogi McCaw of Yogi’s Music World.
There is a suggested donation of $10 to attend the show on July 6, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.