New Single "singing over the bones (feat.eo)," an anthem for healing in the diaspora, out now on all platforms!

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Lydia Violet is an accomplished Iranian-American multi-instrumentalist weaving together Southern blues, American roots, and Iranian folk music traditions. In her live band she combines fiddle, banjo, and luscious 3-part harmonies to offer a soul-folk revival experience participating in a new wave of protest music. Her weaving of West African percussion, clawhammer banjo, and gospel-inspired vocal parts take her audiences deep into the cave of roots music wonders. She also lends her violin and vocal sounds to Brooklyn-based prophetic duo Climbing PoeTree, as well as West Cost singer/songwriter Ayla Nereo and has featured onstage with The Polish Ambassador, Elephant Revival, Rising Appalachia, MaMuse, and many others.

Lydia also has studied closely with deep ecology elder and Buddhist scholar Joanna Macy for the past 14 years, learning how we can metabolize our pain for the world into energy for resilience, action, and community. She runs The School for The Great Turning, a non-profit dedicated to creating access to online and in-person education that fosters personal empowerment and planetary care.

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