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    Just a quick thank you to all who have commented on my CD.  Thank you so much!

Hello Everyone,

       I'm very happy to announce that my new should be available on June 18th.  It's been a great experience working on this project.  I think you all will enjoy hearing what I've created.  A majority of the songs deal with my own experiences, the good and the bad.  18 songs that tell my story.  I will you check back and give a listen

 

Thank you for your support!

Shakkar

Just a sincere note of gratitude to the Millions who showed great support for my City of Boston during this hectic and tragic week.  Again, amziing work done by the FBI, ATF and all the local police and officials

 

Thank you

My heart is saddened by what should have been a great occasion, marred by tragedy and violence as two bombs were detonated in the area of the Finish Line of the Boston Marathon.

 

My nephew's new fiance was with her friend near the finish line at the time of the explosions, but luckily escaped without injury.   

My thoughts to the families of the 3 people who lost their lives, and to the near 200 that were severely injured by the blasts.

GM        - OK Let's talk about the new CD
Shakkar  - Yes.....its a big project.  I already have 15 songs mastered and ready to roll.  I'm
              working on two more vocal songs and maybe another instrumental like SHAKKAR.
GM        - Wow!  That's a double CD!   What if anything, will the listener find different?
Shakkar  _ I'm very happy to say, with the exception of 4 songs, I not only wrote the lyrics
               but I did all the musical arrangements.  No musicians were harmed during the 
               making of this CD, LOL!
GM         - How was that for you?
Shakkar   - Satisfying and a bit sad at the same time.   While I got much satisfaction in
               arranging and mixing the songs, I certainly missed the interactions with other
               musicians.  I formed really close relationships with Erick my guitarist and Jason
               the engineer and owner of Project Sound Recording Studio
GM         - What are some of the highlights to look forward to on the CD?
Shakkar   - The CD as a whole.....is centered around my life.  basically its my life in song, as I
               grew up, the losses I experienced.  I'm especially proud of how a song I wrote for
               my father turned out.  I lost him when I was 16...tough age!
GM         - and your mom died before you got married.  
Shakkar   - As some people I talk to online may recall, I have mentioned I was adopted.  My adoptive 
              mother abused me sexually.  I never did get to address this with her, but I wrote a song
              dealing with this.  I hope that others may hear it and they feel empowered to speak up
              when they feel something is not right.
GM        - I can't imagine that singing thiat one must have been easy.
Shakkar  - No, but luckily I recorded my vocals in one take.  Honestly, I'm not sure if I'm ready
              for the response the song may get.  But all the same I am glad I wrote it.  It was
              very therapeutic.
GM        - Good for you., John.  When might we expect the CD to drop?
Shakkar  - I'm hoping late May or early June. All depending on if I finish the songs I'm working on.
GM        - It certainly sounds like you put a lot of effort into this project.  So, its mostly
              and acoustic project?  Any rockers like FireStorm?
Shakkar  - No screaming guitars, but plenty of up-tempo stuff and some ballads that really hit home
              for me, hopefully my listeners will feel the same way.
GM        - Thank you Shakkar
Shakkar  - My pleasure.
      
              

Hi Everyone!

      Welcome to my new website!   Hope you enjoy looking through the different pages. I tried to make it interesting.

   

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