Zapion will be recording The Fertile Crescent Project later this year, made possible by the Maine Arts Commission.
This recording project will represent the rich and varied musical cultures of the region. The recording will be performed on authentic ethnic instruments with particular attention given to the interpretive practices unique to each genre.
Zapion looks to not only entertain, but educate their audiences with regard to the artistic depth and nuance this music contains. The recording will be accompanied by extensive writing on the regional history and cultural background of the music. Information will also be provided on the structure and idiosyncrasies of these musical traditions.