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Tea with Shadows Mug (White/Pink)
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Add a splash of color to your morning coffee or tea ritual! These ceramic mugs not only have a beautiful design on them, but also a colorful rim, handle, and inside, so the mug is bound to spice up your mug rack.

• Ceramic
• Height: 3.85″ (9.8 cm)
• Diameter: 3.35″ (8.5 cm)
• White print area
• Color rim, inside, and handle
• Dishwasher and microwave safe

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Tea with Shadows Mug (White/Black)
  • Tea with Shadows Mug (White/Black)

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Add a splash of color to your morning coffee or tea ritual! These ceramic mugs not only have a beautiful design on them, but also a colorful rim, handle, and inside, so the mug is bound to spice up your mug rack.

• Ceramic
• Height: 3.85″ (9.8 cm)
• Diameter: 3.35″ (8.5 cm)
• White print area
• Color rim, inside, and handle
• Dishwasher and microwave safe

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Tea with Shadows Tote Bag
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Say goodbye to plastic, and bag your goodies in this organic cotton tote bag. There’s more than enough room for groceries, books, and anything in between.

• 100% certified organic cotton 3/1 twill
• Fabric weight: 8 oz/yd² (272 g/m²)
• Dimensions: 16″ × 14 ½″ × 5″ (40.6 cm × 35.6 cm × 12.7 cm)
• Weight limit: 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
• 1″ (2.5 cm) wide dual straps, 24.5″ (62.2 cm) length
• Open main compartment
• Blank product components sourced from China

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Abby in WonderZone Tote Bag
  • Abby in WonderZone Tote Bag

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Say goodbye to plastic, and bag your goodies in this organic cotton tote bag. There’s more than enough room for groceries, books, and anything in between.

• 100% certified organic cotton 3/1 twill
• Fabric weight: 8 oz/yd² (272 g/m²)
• Dimensions: 16″ × 14 ½″ × 5″ (40.6 cm × 35.6 cm × 12.7 cm)
• Weight limit: 30 lbs (13.6 kg)
• 1″ (2.5 cm) wide dual straps, 24.5″ (62.2 cm) length
• Open main compartment
• Blank product components sourced from China

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Abby Guitar Spiral Notebook
  • Abby Guitar Spiral Notebook

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A good notebook can help you with motivation to take more notes, write down ideas, or list future dreams. This custom wire-bound notebook will be a great daily companion whenever you need to put your thoughts down on paper!

• Covers with soft-touch coating
• Cover weight: 10.38 oz/yd² (352 g/m²)
• Page weight: 2.62 oz/yd² (89 g/m²)
• Metal wire-o binding
• 140 dotted pages
• Size: 5.25″ × 8.25″ (13 × 21 cm)
• Blank product sourced from the US

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Tea with Shadows Spiral Notebook
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A good notebook can help you with motivation to take more notes, write down ideas, or list future dreams. This custom wire-bound notebook will be a great daily companion whenever you need to put your thoughts down on paper!

• Covers with soft-touch coating
• Cover weight: 10.38 oz/yd² (352 g/m²)
• Page weight: 2.62 oz/yd² (89 g/m²)
• Metal wire-o binding
• 140 dotted pages
• Size: 5.25″ × 8.25″ (13 × 21 cm)
• Blank product sourced from the US

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Abby in WonderZone Spiral Notebook
  • Abby in WonderZone Spiral Notebook

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A good notebook can help you with motivation to take more notes, write down ideas, or list future dreams. This custom wire-bound notebook will be a great daily companion whenever you need to put your thoughts down on paper!

• Covers with soft-touch coating
• Cover weight: 10.38 oz/yd² (352 g/m²)
• Page weight: 2.62 oz/yd² (89 g/m²)
• Metal wire-o binding
• 140 dotted pages
• Size: 5.25″ × 8.25″ (13 × 21 cm)
• Blank product sourced from the US

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Digital Albums

Tea with Shadows

Abby Ahmad

The foundation of Ahmad's new album Tea with Shadows was seeded in the singer-songwriter's childhood home in rural Pennsylvania. She refers to the experience -- immersing herself in her past and history -- as “greenhousing." With the support of her partner in music and in life, Mark Marshall, Ahmad laid down half the album’s tracks surrounded by nature, cultivating her ideas and giving them room to properly grow. This organic experiment blossomed into her unique species of genre-bending poetry, resulting in Tea with Shadows.

The album was recorded in all three homes in which Ahmad has lived or is deeply bound up with -- the empty spirit-filled house of her recently passed grandparents, her spacious childhood discovery den with a pond view, and her compressed and boisterous live/work Brooklyn apartment, which she and Marshall have called home for the last ten years. Is there something special about transforming a home into a recording studio and can music document life lived in a home? The intimacy of Ahmad’s output answers both questions with a resounding yes. Besides, the kind of work that she produced, ever so thoughtfully over time, is work that could not have contained itself in a weekend white-box studio session. Tea with Shadows needed time and the right space to germinate and, in turn, asks listeners to spend time -- with the lyrics, the sonic textures, and emotions unearthed by the earnest content explored in the powerful range of tracks.

Nothing is standard nor off-limits to Ahmad, as illuminated in the lead track to the album, “Find Out”. A prologue to the 13-track tangled narrative traversed by this soulful singer-songwriter, the song explores the compassionate part of one’s psyche: "Rest now, child / The tale, it is true / Self-subside / My aim is to kiss you." It embodies the cyclical nature of one’s own questions and thoughts, with a noticeable reverence for Kirtan chants and Arabic/South Asian classical music, in its repetitive refrain: "And we find out / And we find out." Ahmad boldly, yet tenderly, announces her desire to root and grow with listeners, as each song sprouts from its intimate core -- the exploration of the self and its shadow.

The first half of the album launches with the taunting ode “Bully”, followed by “Because”, “Counterfeit” “Belly and Heart” and “The Count" -- suggesting personal, yet universal, struggles with vulnerability, fears, anxiety and perception. These tunes push listeners just off-kilter enough to contemplate the weight of their message but are buoyed up by Ahmad’s intoxicating voice. “Wind”, “Somewhere In Between”, “Little Lies”, “High Diving” and “Nice Try” attempt to restore balance, clarity and compassion -- a reconciliation with one’s darkness.

“Say You Believe”, a second half standout, is Ahmad’s hopeful reflection on the time in which we’re living, where empathy is absolutely crucial during global crises. She considers herself a believer and urges listeners to believe -- in the capacity for understanding ourselves and one another. The album concludes with the title track "Tea with Shadows": "The monsters in your head / Invite them to your bed / Divorce the fear you’ve wed / And try some love instead." Ahmad whispers, lulling listeners into an unmistakable trance -- two lullabys bookend this profound work requiring listeners to, indeed, “sleep on it” and digest slowly, patiently, in the same spirit this collection of songs was created.
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Curriculum

Abby Ahmad

ABBY AHMAD OFFICIAL WEBSITE
www.abbyahmad.net

CURRICULUM, (the follow-up to Abby Ahmad's acclaimed debut, THE REARVIEW), marks a metaphoric and musical evolution for the 28-year old songwriter. Inspired by the thrilling yet frenetic challenges of being an emerging musician in NYC, CURRICULUM documents the path to independence (both musical and personal) navigating the many lessons learned along the way.

The album’s production values were crafted with a similar mentality. Abby teamed up with Brooklyn-based producers Mark Marshall and Nathan Rosenberg. Together, they have produced an organic, searing portrait of sound and emotion.

Adding to the album’s sonic maturity and authenticity are a stellar lineup of NY musicians including the horn section of legendary musician Levon Helm and Grammy award winning multi-instrumentalist, Michael Leonhart.


"Abby Ahmad is one of those rare talents who is at the ideal position in her artistic journey when craft, skill and talent have all developed to an equal point and coalesced into a magnificent apex of achievement. Her latest album, CURRICULUM, is easily on par with the works of Dylan and Dickinson or even Plath. "
-Allen Foster, Songwriter's Monthly


"When the louds and quiets are embraced and explored in guitar-based folk-rock, it can only serve to make the delicate melodies more capturing and the hammering strums more exclamatory. Not afraid to challenge the listener with literate lyricism and intricate song structures, this is an ambitious group of songs that will keep you coming back to catch all the subtleties."
-CD BABY Editor's Review
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