Dawn Of Midi
Brooklyn-based acoustic ensemble Dawn Of Midi is made up of Aakaash Israni from India on double bass, Amino Belyamani from Morocco on piano and Qasim Naqvi from Pakistan on drums. The trio met at CalArts in Los Angeles in 2006, where late night tennis matches on the campus court led to improvisational sessions in total darkness and the foundation of the band in 2007. Although their earliest recordings were completely improvised, their most recent work, the critically-acclaimed album Dysnomia, abandons improvisation altogether in favour of a meticulous composition of sophisticated rhythms inspired by North and West African folk music traditions. The result is a sonic tapestry of trance inducing groove.