Here is a teaser/promo chopped up by Hoody Alan for SoSaLa’s Enough Is Enough cinematic music video. Music isn’t just about Hip Hop and Pop. There’s a whole world of music out there. Directed and edited by Outduhbox Media… breaking boundaries… No limit to creativity. #LexLukas #outduhbox #vagabondpicture
The musicians are Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (vocals and tenor sax), Baba Don Eaton (sabar), Kaveh Haghtalab (drums), Monday Salnave (bass) and Caridad Rivera (keyboard) and Kamyar Arsani (daf). The actor is the great Tim Schuebel.
SoSaLa is led by saxophonist and vocalist Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. Their music blends melancholic melodies Ladjevardi’s native Iran with improvisation, lo-fi electronics, and diverse instrumentation to create an ambient and psychedelic take on World music.
Bill Friskics-Warren of The Washington Post wrote:
Freedom, as in civil liberties and free jazz, is the word that best captures “Nu World Trash,” the irrepressible debut by SoSaLa, the intercontinental collective led by Iranian saxophonist and activist Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. Boasting a formidable musical résumé, Ladjevardi has worked with everyone from Malian pop star Salif Keita to Ornette Coleman and Bachir Attar of Morocco’s Master Musicians of Jajouka.
What can you expect? Sounds you haven’t heard before, which will surprise and make you imagine things.