Astrid

Singer/Composer/Artistic Director

News

  • “…And He Will Be Our Brother,” A concert to benefit the people in Syria through SAMS (Syrian American Medical Society Foundation)

    Published on November 20, 2016

    The concert’s title (“…And He Will Be Our Brother”) was inspired by a letter of a 6-year old American boy to President Barack Obama. In the letter, the little boy asked to welcome Omran Daqneesh, the 5-year-old Syrian boy from Aleppo- whose image sitting in an ambulance covered in blood and dust shocked the world- into his home in the U.S. “We will give him a family, and he will be our brother”, he said. Through his heartfelt letter, this … Read More »

  • New video with Asaran Earth Trio from the European Tour – Kis Kece Lanyom

    Published on September 18, 2016

    Here is the underground video we did in the middle of Italian Alps, in an 8th century crypt recorded by our favorite Francesco Moretti! Artemisz did the arrangement of a Hungarian folk song Kis Kece Lanyom and Anne and I tried our best to pronounce that Hungarian correctly, it wasn’t easy at all. The tour was amazing, basically hopping around Europe (you can see the details on the Calendar page or go to www.asaranearthtrio.com), and we are excited to be … Read More »

  • New recording with first single is here!

    Published on August 17, 2016

    Hello world, here is the new song from a recording in June in Avidon Audio Labs in NYC, a traditional song from my favorite island of Cres! We recorded 6 songs in one day and will release the record in the fall, but the first one we will present to you is Oj Vi Mlade. Free download here: http://astridmusic.bandcamp.com/track/oj-vi-mlade Video: https://youtu.be/6Hns8Gbb754 When I arranged the song, I imagined staying in an old Croatian village by the sea, you can find … Read More »

  • Asaran Earth Trio is going on European tour in August / September

    Published on June 26, 2016

    I am very excited to announce that Asaran Earth Trio is on the roll!!! This summer we will do a tour through Europe (for dates and locations check the Calendar on www.astrid-music.com/calendar), we have stared a series Sala Connections where we go into our fellow musicians home and collaborate with them, and after we get back to USA in the fall we will record our first album! This band has been more than just a band, cause the three of … Read More »

  • Weekly residency with quartet on Thursdays at Cafe Baltazar, Astoria

    Published on May 3, 2016

    I’m so happy to announce that these concerts have been going on for a while and will be happening every Thursday! Playing for the first time with this instrumentation and amazing people and musicians: Benjamin Rosenblum on accordion, Mat Muntz on bass and Rogerio Boccato on drums, we will arrange our versions of songs from all over the world, mostly from “my hood” but also Brazilian, Albanian, American, Italian… There is so much to explore, and we will have time … Read More »