BOSTON & DUBLIN – August 23, 2022 – Ajeet’s latest single, ‘Alive’ weaves together the three distinct powerful female voices of Ajeet, Nessi Gomes and Peia into a unique and colorful tapestry of sound. This song is like the tingling sensation of life returning to an unused limb, subtle yet surprisingly intense. It is filled with gentle vocals, powerhouse harmonies and unabashed boldness, like the intertwining of sea, sky and fire. A diverse river of strings creates an undulating soundscape flowing under the vocals, including bouzouki, ronroco, acoustic and electric guitars, upright bass, harp and fiddle. Sukhmani’s percussion creates a heartbeat rhythm that carries the song on calabash and brushes.
Ajeet says “We didn’t hold back in this song’s invitation to taste life’s sweetness, to drink it dry… we sang as if howling for that freedom of heart. Life is a gift, and this is our offering of gratitude for its intensity of color and feeling. Drink it dry, loves!”
Ajeet is a world music artist weaving inspiration from traditional Irish folk to mystical and meditative soundscapes. Ajeet’s creative process bridges both live performances and her recording studio, where she produces and engineers her own records. She is a multi-instrumentalist weaving Bodhrán, piano, whistles, flutes and more into her live performances and recordings. Ajeet’s music continues to be embraced by communities around the world.
Born on the tiny Island of Guernsey to a Portuguese family, Gomes channels influences from both sides of her ethnicity, blending the essence of the traditional, emotional and ‘larger than life’ Fado folk music with British progressive modern inspiration. She plays in 25 countries in the last 6 years including major festivals in Europe.
Peia Luzzi is an American born song collector, writer and multi-instrumentalist based in the mountains of Appalachia. Like water from a deep well, she draws inspiration from her ancestral roots of Irish and Old World European folk music. Peia’s voice dances nimbly from 17th century Gaelic laments to Bulgarian mountain calls and beyond. Uncovering melodies wrinkled & wise with time, Peia brings a piece of herself to each song she carries.