Out today: We Need Peace

Today marks the release of “We Need Peace” by Sudanese artist Abazar Hamid. He has teamed up with world-class guitarist Knut Reiersrud, who has produced the record and who also plays guitar on all fivetracks.

Hamid was the first safe haven guest artist in the city of Harstad, Norway. When he now releases a collection of songs about peace and freedom – it isthe same songs that forced him to flee his country in the first place. Some of them written during his very last days in Sudan.

He calls them "a last call for the Sudanese to reconsolidate and make peace instead of war in the country". The result is a unique, modern sounding Sudanese blues, driven by Hamids warm tone and Reiersruds exceptional guitar.

"We Need Peace" is out today and available on all platforms.

Read more about Abazar Hamid here!

LIDIO is a label dedicated to releasing music from artists, musicians and composers experiencing censorship, threats or persecution due to their musical activities. We are a sub label to Grappa Musikkforlag - Norway's largest independent record label. 




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With support from:
MFO (The Norwegian Musicians Union)

NOPA (Norwegian Society of Composers and Lyricists)

The Norwegian Society of Composers

Nordic Culture Point