Updated, June 14, 2005
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From haale.com: Born in New
York City, Haale weaves Persian melodies and Sufi-inspired lyrics
through a soundscape of tribal beats, sci-fi
and a twanging setar. Drawing on her Persian and urban American
roots, she brings audiences into the ecstatic and electric space
where the two worlds meet. GLOBAL RHYTHM has already acknowledged
her impact, naming her "One of 15 artists sure to make big
waves in the future...This genre-bending seamstress will make you
see stars while ascending to her own."
In the unique space that vocal talents such as the Cocteau Twins,
Sigur Ros, and Manu Chao explore, Haale's vocal powers lie in a
world without political
and ethnic borders as she mixes languages while creating her own unique expression.
Her music is epic: in a world between Zeppelin and Haydeeh, Radiohead, T-Rex,
and Omme Kalsoum. "Haale summoned and harnessed some of the madness of
a distant desert moon...her Sufi-inspired music with rapid staccato drums and
her soaring voice singing the words of the ancient Persian poet Rumi called
upon the ageless magic of the moon as the sun set and the winds rose from the
West in approval..."
DESERT POST WEEKLY
Haale has performed at such venues as Lincoln Center, Joe's Pub, Mercury Lounge,
Levitt Pavilion, the Joshua Tree Music Festival, Temple Bar and the LA County
Museum of Art.
She is currently in the studio working on her album with producer
Dougie Bowne whose long line of collaborators include Cassandra
Wilson, Laurie Anderson, and Iggy Pop and co-producer Joe Blaney
who has produced and/or engineered for Prince, Keith Richards,
and the Beastie Boys. The album will be ready in 2005.
'HAALE underscores the evolution and transformation of centuries-old
art forms as they adapt to the new realities of a multiethnic city...'
-- The New York Times