LIVE MUSIC: Lansing's Wisaal

Apr 4, 2014

From L to R, members of Wisaal are: Mike List, Ty Forquer, Tim Patterson, Ben Fuhrman, Igor Houwat and Will Cicola.
Credit WKAR/Joe Linstroth

Current State's Live Music Friday series features Wisaal, an East Lansing-based band that combines Eastern and Western musical styles to form a sound that’s all their own. Wisaal is made up of members Ben Fuhrman on mandolin, Igor Houwat on oud, Will Cicola on clarinet, Tim Patterson on bass, and Ty Forquer and Mike List on percussion.

The group stopped by WKAR's Studio S to perform live on Current State. They've been together since 2010.

Wisaal is an Arabic word meaning unities, connections, or links. The name was chosen to represent the different cultures the group represents.