Like mysterious oceanic breezes blowing across the desert, World Music groovemasters HAMSA LILA will be coming out of a long hiatus from touring to do a short run of seven dates, from Portland to the SF Bay Area from July 17th through the 28th. The tour will feature LIVE DUB MIXING by talented producer and slamming bassist YOSSI FINE, guest Yoruba vocalist WUNMI (Lagos/London/NYC), the exquisite Middle-Eastern dance (plus vocals & percussion) of ROSA ROJAS, and kit drummer BILLY SHOES JOHNSON (SANTANA, MC HAMMER). The tour will be joined with the addition of Fannah-fi-Allah Qawwali Party in San Francisco as an opener and will come on stage with the band during their sets.
YOSSI FINE (KARSH KALE, VIEUX FARKE TOURE, DAVID BOWIE, LOU REED) who produced HAMSA LILA's first studio album that hit the top of national charts in both the US and Canada, will be doing LIVE CONCERT DUB MIXING for Hamsa Lila. Yossi will also be doing short solo bass set openers, then joining HAMSA LILA on stage later each night of the tour.
Returning to the roots of their influences, HAMSA LILA has titled the tour ORIGINS 2012, sponsored by NUTIVA Organic Superfoods, a company deeply involved in educating the public about the current GMO labeling issue.
HAMSA LILA will also be donating a portion of each ticket sold to the REX FOUNDATION. www.rexfoundation.org