Universal Echoes

Canada and United States  
Agent Canada and United States   Annick-Patricia Carrière 1 514-529-5717
© Zahra Saleki


Universal Echoes explores the four elements of earth, and Mother Nature, through music. The compositions were all created through the collaborative efforts of Kuné’s members and feature music inspired by the musicians’ direct lived and cultural experiences.

Universal Echoes stem from the idea of oneness – the interrelatedness of all beings, joining together and unifying all that inhabits our world. Through the motion of an Echo, slightly varied repeated sounds reoccur over different spaces, reverberating, bouncing, travelling, and reflecting. The musical program of Kuné does just that, taking the listener on an audio voyage, hearing both familiar and foreign sounds.

KUNÉ – Canada’s Global Orchestra – includes:
Demetri Petsalakis, Musical Director – lyra, guitar & oud
Ahmed Moneka – percussion
Aline Morales – congas, pandeiro, alfaia & zabumba
Alyssa Delbaere-Sawchuk – violin & viola
Dora Wang – dizi, xiao & alto flute
Lasso – djembe, n’goni, peul flute & tama
Luis Deniz – alto saxophone
Matias Recharte – drum, cajón & percussion
Paco Luviano – double bass & electric bass
Padideh Ahrarnejad – tar
Selcuk Suna – clarinet & tenor saxophone


Mãe d'Àgua


Hymn to Freedom


© Zahra Saleki
© Zahra Saleki
© Andrew M. Daddio
© Lisa Sakulsnsky
© Andrew M. Daddio
© Andrew M. Daddio


Kuné is a musical journey that takes listeners on a trip around the world…

— Now Magazine (Toronto)

It doesn’t get any more multicultural than [Kune].

— The Ottawa Citizen (Ottawa)