The 4th Beyond album “Uniting Cultures” will be released in 2017.
Regula Curti – Mountain Blessing with Swiss Megaphone
Recording Day 1 – Beyond Uniting Cultures – Switzerland
Recording Day 2 – Beyond Uniting Cultures – Switzerland
And a recording with Ani Choying and Sawani Shende- Sathaye – Beyond Uniting Cultures – Sept. 2016
Aug/ Sept. 2016
Dechen Shak-Dagsaye left the Beyond team, because she wants to focus on her own career.
The Beyond team today is: Tina Turner (Patron), Regula Curti (Occidental Christian voice and Founder of BEYOND), Ghalia Benali (Arabic Muslim voice), Ani Choying (Nepalese Buddhist voice), Mor Karbasi (Sephardic Jewish voice) and Sawani Shende-Sathaye (Indian Hindu voice). The producer is Kareem Roustom.
Here is a bit more info about the new members of the team.
First of all there is Ghalia Benali.
Ghalia Benali is a singer of Tunisian origin.
She grew up in an artistic family and came so early in contact with music and poetry: French chanson, Egyptian and Indian musicals, melodies from Syria, the (inevitable) Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum and the Sung lectures from the Koran.
She is a songwriter, singer, dancer and visual artist. Born in Brussels and grew up in Tunisia and returned to Belgium at age 19 to study graphic design; she regularly visits Tunisia and performs around the Arabic world.
Then there is Ani Choying.
Ani Choying Drolma is a Nepalese Buddhist nun and musician from the Nagi Gompa nunnery in Nepal. She is known in Nepal and throughout the world for bringing many Tibetan Buddhist chants and feast songs to mainstream audiences. She has been recently appointed as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to Nepal.
The 3rd new singer to join the team is Mor Kabasi.
Mor Karbasi is a singer-songwriter born in Jerusalem, and now based in Seville after five years in London.
One of her main projects is Ladino music, also known as Judezmo, Spanyolit, or Sephardic – the ancient language and music of the exiled Jews of Spain. She writes original material, as well as singing traditional songs. She has been compared to Mariza and Yasmin Levy, but has a strongly individual sound, whichever type of music she sings.
Karbasi’s heritage is mixed Moroccan and Persian, and according to her Moroccan Jewish grandfather, “the blood remembers,” meaning that before this her ancestors came from Spain. Her connection to this culture is expressed passionately through her music.
And the new producer is Kareem Roustom.
Kareem Roustom is an Emmy nominated composer who has composed music for film, television, the concert hall and album projects.
Steeped in the musical traditions of the Near East and trained in Western concert music and Jazz, Syrian-born Kareem Roustom is a musically bilingual composer who has collaborated with a wide variety of artists ranging from the Philadelphia Orchestra, Shakira, The Kronos Quartet, to a recent commission for Daniel Barenboim and the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra.
Regula Curti posted a video of her working on the new album. Here are some photos and the video.
And Regula Curti made a video about a recording for the new album in the famous Abbey Road Studios in London.
In the video you also see Erwin Bach, Tina’s husband, who is one of the producers of the album.