SoSaLa’s US invasion has started: touring New Orleans for the first time in December!

This is the first time that SoSaLa is playing outside of New York. SoSaLa’s regular memnbers, Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi and Brian Prunka, are meeting up with SoSaLa’s free members (see the line ups below) in New Orleans. They’re going to play new versions or arrangements of songs from the CD “Nu World Trash”.

Sohrab the Iranian samurai (photo by Tasja Keetman)


Brian Prunka on oud (photo courtesy of Brian Prunka)

SoSaLa is invited by the Sixth New Orleans Middle East Film Festival to help raise money for the festival which will be held March 8 through 17, 2013. Sohrab is going to perform music which “…blends many elements from different cultures and time frames: funk, rock, jazz & ethnic sounds, electric & acoustic instruments, all swirling around one another in a most mesmerizing way. Sohraab does more spoken word than singing, spewing out his views to bring the world closer together. The festive spirit of the music is often infectious…I can agree with his view of our splintered world by trying to pull different threads together into a hopeful mosaic. Some of the melodies remind me of the Jewish prayers heard in my youth but perhaps these melodies are universal in nature and shared by numerous cultures. You can visit Saadat’s website at www.sohrab.info and learn about the real Iran which you won’t find out about in the controlled news of the world. A toast to a New Iran.” (Bruce Lee Gallanter, NY’s Downtown Music Gallery co-owner, Feb 24, 2012)

About the schedules

Date: Friday, December 7, 2012
Time: 9:30pm
Venue: Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center (618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113, ph: 504-352-1150)
Tickets: $12 general / $10 Zeitgeist members & students

Line up: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (sax and vocals), Brian Prunka (electric guitar and oud), Tarik Hassan (elecric bass) and Marcello Benetti (drums)

Hassan Tarik on bass (photo courtesy of Tarik Hassan)
Marcello Benetti on drums (photo courtesy of Marcello Benetti)

 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2012
Time: 9:30pm
Venue: Zeitgeist Multi-disciplinary Arts Center (618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70113, ph: 504-352-1150)
Tickets: $12 general / $10 Zeitgeist members & students

Line up: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (sax and vocals), Brian Prunka (electric guitar and oud) and Marcello Benetti (drums)

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Time: 11pm
Venue:  Open Ears Music @ The Blue Nile (532 Frenchmen St. New Orleans, LA).
Ticket: $10

Line up: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (sax and vocals), Brian Prunka (electric guitar and oud), Jeff Albert (trombone and electronics), Helen Gillet (cello and electronics), Tarik Hassan (electric bass) and Marcello Benetti (drums).

Jeff Albert on trombone
Helen Gillet on cello (photo by Zack Smith)
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