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Abazar Hamid + Knut Reiersrud

Updated: Feb 12, 2019


Photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo

We are incredible proud to announce the release of Abazar Hamid's first EP on LIDIO. The Sudanese musician was the first safe haven guest artist in the city of Harstad, Norway. He is now teaming up with producer and world-class guitarist Knut Reiersrud for the EP “We Need Peace”.


The EP is due February 1st, and is produced by Reiersrud, who also plays gitar on all five of the tracks.


The name of the EP is a testimony to Abazar's dedication to change and peace in his home country. Some of the songs were written in the very last days he spent in Sudan before fleeing to Egypt in 2008. He calls them "a last call for the Sudanese to reconsolidate and make peace instead of war in the country".



WE NEED PEACE

(LIDIO/ Grappa 1002/2018-EP)

Release 14 December 2018

Artist: Abazar Hamid

Artistic producer: Knut Reiersrud

Mixed and master: Reidar Skår

Musicians:

Abazar Hamid (vocal / guitar)

Knut Reiersrud (guitar)

Åsmund Wilter Kildal Eriksson (bass)

Geir Akselsen (drums)

Kenneth Hammer (keyboard)

Choir from Kanebogen Primary School, conductor Anders Andersen

Recorded at Arctic Film and Audio Studio, Harstad, Norway