Thursday, February 18, 2010

On an Australian Baha'i Singer-Songwriter Featured on Radio National: Rhythm divine

A bright new voice on the Australian scene, Shadi Toloui-Wallace and the title track to her debut album Leather Bound Book, a collection of Baha'i sacred writings set to music. Shadi is a Baha'i and that song refers to a leather bound prayer book she carries with her everywhere she goes. The song was written by Shadi's brother Joshua who gave it to his sister as a 20th birthday present. And you heard Joshua there on backing vocals.

I should also mention the producer Louie Shelton, an American now living in Australia, a legendary session musician who for more than 30 years has worked at the highest level as a guitar player for people like Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie, the Monkees, the Jackson Five, and Seals and Croft, and a producer of many fine albums working with the likes of Quincy Jones and Lalo Schifron.

Nice coverage. And a nice mix of artists featured on the radio program, too: a Baha'i, an Australian soul singer, and a Sephardic Jew. -gw

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