About the Band:
The Obscure Dignitaries is a six-human collective that showcases traditional world-folk and global pop with equal parts authentic recreation and free-wheeling invention. From Gypsy rhythms, Slavic torch songs, American folk melodies, psychedelic Bollywood hits, Mexican dances, galloping Turkish grooves, Brazilian samba—The Obscure Dignitaries hope to take you around the world with a mix of guitar, vocals, bass, and a diverse array of international percussion.
What are people saying about the dignitaries:
“The Obscure Dignitaries is a virtuosic super-group that bombards with a wide variety of styles
with a fresh, spontaneous approach to put on a killer show!”
– Mike Block, cellist for Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble
“A ton of energy, a unique voice, something truly fresh and new.”
– Tammy Meinershagen, Dallas Morning News
"The overall effect is a very tight well-rehearsed band with an original sound."
– Gregory Isaacs, TheaterJones: North Texas Performing Arts News
“The Obscure Dignitaries is a fantastic, one-of-a-kind band that takes you on an extraordinary musical
tour of the world. Bring your passport!”
– Ed Smith, vibraphonist; percussionist for the group D'Drum