United in the heart of Richmond Virginia, Jouwala Collective blends World Music, traditional African and spiritual songs characterized by gnawa trance and rhythms, with modern influences of Funk, Jam, Jazz, Rock, Soul, Reggae, Dub, Blues, Latin, Chaabi and Electronic. “Erie Synth notes create a soft background over which are laid tribal tones of instruments from a world away (Ismail’s Gambri, Gabe’s Loutar and Kevin’s tablas) resulting in an atmosphere of spiritual healing. Incredibly fast, dynamic Drum rhythms keep your feet moving while the overall sound holds you in a dreamlike trance.
Electric guitars and Rock themes enter weave so that the mood, and the room, can be trance-formed immediately and without warning.
Adar’ is the soulful music of Adar Seligman-McComas (lead vocals/composition), Andrew Hollifield (bass), Brandon Toliver (drums), and Nick Cardoni (keys). Formed in 2016, Adar draws from a deep well of originals and new takes on covers that transcend genres from jazz, blues, soul, rock, and more.