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Tom Rossi – composer, producer, songwriter

June 23rd, 2009 Tom Rossi No comments
Tom Rossi is a composer, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, whose musical style is indeed a global mosaic, a border-dissolving symphony of tones and beats and harmonies from Africa and Asia and the Middle East, South America and the Caribbean and Brooklyn, USA.
Rossi himself was born in Texas, raised in Massachusetts, and went to college in the Pacific Northwest, but a moment of transformation came in a village of unpaved roads and mud huts in Togo, where Rossi grasped the raw psychotropic power of music in voodoo ceremonies.
Already an accomplished guitarist, Rossi kicked his polyglot education into a high gear. He went to Ghana to enroll in a drum and dance school run by the master percussionist Mustapha Tetty Addy.
After returning from further expeditions to Brazil, Cuba and Turkey, Rossi released his world music debut record, Salma Har, in 2005. The record was featured with an interview on BBC/PRI’s “The World” with acclaimed Lisa Mullins, NPR’s “Echoes” with John Diliberto, as well as tracks played on Continental Airlines in-flight world music channel and NPR’s “Talk of the Nation”.
As the founder of Salma Har Productions LLC, Rossi has produced and performed on several albums spanning the genres from Rock to Ambient. He has composed the music and performed in POON, the off-broadway urban dance spectacle choreographed and directed by Jordana Che Toback, as well as scoring soundtracks for Anna Getty and several wellness DVD’s for the Mayo Clinic and healthy lifestyle giant, Gaiam.

Tom Rossi is a composer, producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, whose musical style is indeed a global mosaic, a border-dissolving symphony of tones and beats and harmonies from Africa and Asia and the Middle East, South America and the Caribbean and Brooklyn, USA.

tom_rossi_1Rossi himself was born in Texas, raised in Massachusetts, and went to college in the Pacific Northwest, but a moment of transformation came in a village of unpaved roads and mud huts in Togo, where Rossi grasped the raw psychotropic power of music in voodoo ceremonies.

Already an accomplished guitarist, Rossi kicked his polyglot education into a high gear. He went to Ghana to enroll in a drum and dance school run by the master percussionist Mustapha Tetty Addy.

After returning from further expeditions to Brazil, Cuba and Turkey, Rossi released his world music debut record, Salma Har, in 2005. The record was featured with an interview on BBC/PRI’s “The World” with acclaimed Lisa Mullins, NPR’s “Echoes” with John Diliberto, as well as tracks played on Continental Airlines in-flight world music channel and NPR’s “Talk of the Nation”.

As the founder of Salma Har Productions LLC, Rossi has produced and performed on several albums spanning the genres from Rock to Ambient. He has composed the music and performed in POON, the off-broadway urban dance spectacle choreographed and directed by Jordana Che Toback, as well as scoring soundtracks for Anna Getty and several wellness DVD’s for the Mayo Clinic and healthy lifestyle giant, Gaiam.
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