Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2013
“After copping a Grammy for his fourth record Echoes of Love, Omar is back with a full-on sonic assault to make sure he does it again. Not exactly pop, he does turn it up a notch loading the new age deck with pop and jazz smarts, keeping it buoyant, upbeat and winkingly sassy.” —Chris Spector, Midwest Record
Omar Akram was the first Afghan American to win a Grammy. Akram’s music reflects his multicultural roots, incorporating piano, violin, guitars, flute, Persian ney and world percussion.
“The Grammy win brought me a lot of attention, both from the Afghan media and the people of Afghanistan. Afghanistan is a very divided country that is made up of many different ethnicities and social groups. After being on the radio and television I heard from everyone. The people there can hardly ever unite behind anything, and after I won the Grammy award there was a shared sense of accomplishment. It was a kind of unity I’ve never seen that I was very happy to be a part of.” —Omar Akram
About Real Music: Real Music® is a world-renowned independent record label with outstanding international musicians who consistently achieve top positions on iTunes and Billboard Magazine’s New Age Chart. Year after year Real Music is recognized by Billboard as the top independent new age label with multiple artists, having as many as 7 of the top 10 albums. Real Music titles are distributed to mainstream record stores in the U.S. and Canada by eOne Entertainment, through alternative and specialty channels, and in 40 countries throughout the world. Real Music celebrated its 30th anniversary last year.