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Smith & Dragoman: Updates

Prisoners Video - February 3, 2013

One of the projects we have on the go is to create a video for the song Prisoners off of The Mystery CD.  

Stay tuned for updates as we will be looking for your help not only in ensuring it reaches all corners of the globe, but also in participating in the video itself!

More details to follow soon.

The Mystery CD - Update - July 10, 2012

A quick update on The Mystery CD:

What: The Mystery - the latest (third) CD from Smith & Dragoman continuing the stories of the early history of the Baha'i Faith, with a major focus on Abdu'l-Baha and his contemporaries. The number of songs on the CD will be between 12 and 15.

The Music: The Mystery continues in similar Smith & Dragoman style with songs ranging from intimate folk songs emphasizing three-part harmonies, to larger more symphonic/soundtrack type songs. You'll here some familiar middle-eastern sounds like duduks and ouds as well.

When: We are striving heart and soul to have the CD ready for release in early August. We hope to demo many of our new songs and have CD's for sale at the Association for Baha'i Studies Conference in Montreal the weekend of August 10-11 - hope to see you there.

What's Next: Over the next 7 weeks we will be buried in our studio recording and mixing our songs. We hope to have some short video and audio clips up on the Smith & Dragoman Facebook page by early June - pls come and visit and take a listen.

Where: The CD will be for sale through our online store in mid-August, as well as through multiple digital download outlets including iTunes and Rhapsody.

Thanks to all of our fans for your ongoing support. It is truly inspiring and humbling to receive all of your kind words and encouragement through your emails, tweets and likes. It is sincerely appreciated.

Peace,

S&D

Twitter - January 8, 2010

Smith & Dragoman now on Twitter. Check out www.twitter.com/smithdragoman and receive "regular" updates.

Free Smith & Dragoman Downloads for Ayyam-i-Ha - February 26, 2008

Dear All,

As many of you know, this time of year is a special time for Bahá’ís called Ayyam-i-Ha, or Intercalary Days.

This is a 5-day period during the year which is characterized by celebration, hospitality, service and gift-giving.

In the spirit of “gift-giving”, we would like to extend a small gift to you all to download four of our songs for free for the duration of these 5 days (from Feb 26- March 1).

In order to do this, simply visit the Official Smith & Dragoman Facebook Page:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Smith-Dragoman/9255076455?ref=share
and click “download” beside the four pre-selected songs for immediate download to your computer.

If you feel inclined, and you are a Facebook user, please add yourself as a fan on this site so we can keep you informed of regular updates.

Wishing you peace, happiness and joy during these festive days.

Sincerely,

Smith & Dragoman

p.s. for those of you who are eagerly awaiting news of the new Mona movie entitled “Mona’s Dream”, the latest we have heard from our producer, Jack Lenz, is that it will most likely begin shooting this summer. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.

Please visit www.monasdream.com for more information.

Smith & Dragoman Live in Concert DVD Release - January 16, 2008

"A great concert, full of rich melodies that captivate the audience."

Beautiful, vibrant, an array of stunning talent."

"Touching lyrics, soul-stirring music, and beautiful vocals."

In July, 2007, Smith & Dragoman performed at War Memorial Hall in Guelph, Ontario. The entire performance was professionally videotaped, recorded, mixed and mastered.

The result is close to two hours of some of Smith & Dragoman's best. Songs include: Divine Tapestry, Kiss the Rope, Wayfarer, the Purest Branch, Khadijih's Lament, Exile, Sojourn and many many more...

The DVD also includes interviews with Brett Smith and Michael Dragoman, with an indepth look at the artists, their music, and the inspiration behind the music.

Smith & Dragoman Live in Concert can currently be purchased through CD Baby:

http://cdbaby.com/cd/dragoman3

Smith & Dragoman LIVE IN CONCERT DVD Release - November 27, 2007

Coming Soon - Smith & Dragoman Live in Concert!!!

We are happy to inform you of our upcoming DVD release "Smith & Dragoman Live in Concert". This is a live recording of a concert performed in the summer of 2007. It includes interviews and a total of 16 songs - many songs from both Open the Gates and Under the Lote-Tree as well as a few cover tunes (Cat Stevens and Sam Cooke).

The DVD will be ready for purchase at the Grand Canyon Baha'i Conference in Phoenix this December, possibly at the SED conference in Orlando and through our usual online stores by January 2008.

More info to follow...

Under the Lote-Tree now available at CD Baby - January 23, 2007

You can now purchase Under the Lote-Tree through CD Baby. Please click here to go directly to the CD Baby store.
http://cdbaby.com/cd/dragoman2

Under the Lote Tree Booklet error - January 23, 2007

Call it a limited edition...that might help...

We regret to inform you that the first batch of printed Under the Lote-Tree booklets suffered from what you might call "pagination dyslexia". If you received a copy of the latest CD, Under the Lote-Tree, and the pages in the booklet are out of order and you would like a new copy, then please email info@lenzent.com with your name and address and someone wil be in touch with you to send you a new booklet.

Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

Under the Lote Tree - November 21, 2006

We are pleased to announce the imminent release of Smith & Dragoman's long awaited CD, "Under the Lote Tree".

Final mixing at Phase One Studios in Toronto (www.phaseonestudios.com) takes place between November 22-26, after which the CD's will be printed.

Under the Lote Tree continues to recount the stories and events of those courageous heroes and heroines in mid-nineteenth century Persia who were severely persecuted for their decision to align themselves with the Babi Faith and later the Bahá’í Faith.

For a total of 14 tracks, Under the Lote Tree include titles such as "Wayfarer", "The Darkest Pit", "The Purest Branch", "Exile", "Badi", "Bahiyyih", "Nabil" and "Land of Ta".

CD's will be ready for purchase on December 15th. If you would like to pre-order a CD, please email music@smithanddragoman.com with your name and email address and someone will be in touch with you to complete the order.

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