Kashmere Hakim is set to release his debut EP: "The Hillsinger". They call him hillsinger for his fragile, folky tunes that make you think of laying on your back on a hill somewhere in a valley of Scotland, or think about a borderless field of green. This EP is introducing Kashmere Hakim.
Although he was born in the eighties, Kashmere Hakim has always been truly fascinated by the 60's & 70's folk music scene. A time where people would really listen and find comfort in music, often discussing and asking each other if the music had something to say. In the tradition of folk singers Kashmere Hakim songs tell a story.
"Kashmere Hakim has recently been selected (may - 2010) for the 'Popronde 2010', thé musicfestival of the Netherlands. Every year 100 bands get selected out of the circa 700 registrations. He also got selected for the music competition 'Grand Prix of the Netherlands'. The 'Grand Prix' is the largest and longest running national music competition (since 1983). Every year 30 bands get selected out of the circa 1000 registrations."
The silken feel & feather-light weight of Kashmere is reflecting itself on this back-to-basic acoustic folk EP. Pure and simple original arrangements, dipped in a very warm and intimate sound. Just take the time to look into the sky while his almost poetic way of writing (covering protest, environment, personal experiences & social issues) wrapped in haunting melodies takes you away and gently brings you back.
While spending late nights in his very small apartment by the window drinking tea, Kashmere tells, "I deeply believe that there are plenty of happy endings, silver linings and hope in this world."
Kashmere just completed his first EP. For additional information about this press release, contact Kashmere Hakim.
Folk Acoustic Singer/Songwriter