When I think of World music, I think back to an ethnomusicology course I took in college — which explored the cultural origins of music with an emphasis on Africa, Asia and the Americas. Of course, none of the indigenous tracks we listened to in that course were quite like what Cosmal is doing today: Drawing upon worldly (and perhaps otherworldly) ingredients and blending them into an electronic smoothie of deliciousness from the 5th dimension.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing Cosmal + Ali Laz live, I won’t spoil anything for you. But I will say that their approach to art & music is totally unique, and they’re truly owning the space. They’ll capture your attention with a positive message and keep you tapped in through an eclectic, melodic journey through time, space and love.
I encourage you to see them at the next chance you get — whether it be on the northeast festival circuit or elsewhere on this great blue marble.
This post was written by SkyDaddy bassist/vocalist Dave Heinz.