These many names are shifting identities serving one collective ideal. To feel a connection with fellow performers, listeners, travelers deeper and more radical than improvisation. The twisting, turning twinning of bows and bass are a balm to any fractured psyche. In a way, Kurva Choir's music mirrors what we are trying to do here at Heligator Records. By purchasing and reveling in this healing music you are not only making your inner world a safer more vibrant place to live, you are also funding a library at a refugee camp in Mpaka, Swaziland, allowing refugees whose lives have been fractured by genocide, xenophobia and political instability to explore the beauty and truth found in literature.
As always, a win-win.
Kurva Choir is comprised of C.J. Boyd on bass and voice, Molly McDermott on cello and voice, and Dominique Hamilton on viola and voice. C.J. releases solo music on Joyful Noise Recordings and has collaborated with musicians as diverse as Chris Schlarb, Helena Espvall, Andrew Weathers, and Eliot Lipp. Molly also plays in the folk duo Evan and Molly (along with Evan Phillips of The Whipsaws).
The group grew out of the open-ended improvisational project Kirtan Choir (formerly The C.J. Boyd Sextet), which included such come-and-go members as Nat Baldwin, Jessica Pavone, Larkin Grimm, Valerie Kuehne, as well as members of Ra Ra Riot, Paper Bird, Balmorhea, and The Ascent of Everest.
Heligator is pumped to add this amazing group to our ever-growing roster of super talented musicians who don't mind donating their music to do some good in the world.
For updates on where your dollars go check out: www.malindzarefugeecamplibrary.blogspot.com