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Grammys Honor Real Music's Omar Akram
[December 21, 2012]

Grammys Honor Real Music's Omar Akram

Sausalito, CA, Dec 21, 2012 ( via COMTEX) -- Real Music(R) proudly announces that recording artist Omar Akram has been honored with a Grammy nomination for his 4th CD release, "Echoes of Love". Akram is the first ever Afghan American to be nominated for a Grammy.

Described as "a marriage of passion and grace, of adventure and relaxation, of beauty and raw earthiness," Akram's music reflects his multi-cultural roots, incorporating piano, violin, guitars, flute, Persion ney and world percussion. The son of a U.N. diplomat, Akram has spent decades living around the globe, soaking up musical influences from far flung locales such as Afghanistan, Cuba, France, Switzerland and the Czech Republic.

"Every culture I have encountered has influenced my music," explains Akram. "Also reflected in my compositions are elements of my classical training, the early new age synthesists, and the melodic content I learned from solo pianists. ...In a world where communication and understanding between cultures is sometimes difficult, I try to have the instruments speak to one another in a manner that crosses any cultural barriers." To learn more, purchase the album or to find links to iTunes and Amazon visit: utm_campaign=omar&utm_source=pressrelease About Real Music: Real Music(R) is a world-renowned independent record label with outstanding international musicians who consistently achieve top positions on iTunes and Billboard Magazine's New Age Chart. Year after year Real Music is recognized by Billboard as the top independent new age label with multiple artists, having as many as 7 of the top 10 albums. Real Music titles are distributed to mainstream record stores in the U.S. and Canada by eOne Entertainment, through alternative and specialty channels, and in 40 countries throughout the world. Real Music celebrated its 30th anniversary this year.

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