35th Parallel's name comes from the latitude line intersecting the regions that inspire their music——the Middle East, North India, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and the United States.
Their signature MediterrAsian sound blends Middle Eastern oud and Indian tabla with a variety of other non-Western instruments. With the subtle use of ambient soundscapes and electronic effects the musicians create a dynamic backdrop over which they play an extensive repertoire of original and traditional songs.
35th Parallel is a juried artist with the Vermont Arts Council and listed on the New England States Touring Roster with the New England Foundation for the Arts. Their music has been used in numerous documentaries and radio broadcasts.
Past performances include:
35th Parallel is available for performances, school programs, lecture-demonstrations, house concerts, and weddings.