Eastwinds began in 2014 when reedman, Mark Cain, Persian ney and daf specialist, Esfandiar Shahmir and didgeridooist, Sanshi came together as an experimental woodwind trio. The band expanded over the years to the current sextet with members born in five different countries. The music is just as eclectic, reflecting the influences informing our music: Balkan village music, Estonian runo-song, classical Persian, klezmer, acoustic folk and contemporary jazz, all of which find expression in the band’s unique all-acoustic sound. You will hear the exquisite sonorities of the ney flute and daf (framedrum) alongside superhuman propulsive didgeridoo and sinuous woodwinds and floating atop, the songbird voice of Estonian treasure, Kristiina Maalaps. Fasten your seat belts for an exhilarating global journey!