During his New Orleans tour with SoSaLa last week, Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi performed on his saxophone at Loyola University in New Orleans at the screening event “For Neda”. He was invited to appear by two of his fans Dr. Behrooz Moazami(assistant professor of history at Loyola
University in New Orleans.) and the Iranian film maker/co-producer and journalist Saeed Kamali Dehghanwho resides now in London.
He composed this song “Neda” just a couple of hours before his performance. The goal of the song was to bring Neda back to life?! He had only 10 minutes to proof that this young innocent lady didn’t die in vain three years ago, on a street somewhere in Tehran in 2009.
His performance was very dramatic and emotional. The sax screamed a couple of times Neda’s name.
Some more info about the screening…….
“For Neda” was shown on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 6:30 pm at Loyola University– 6363 St. Charles Avenue– in Bobet Hall room 332 (Third Floor). There was a discussion immediately following the screening with co-producer Saeed Kamali Dehghan. The event was free and open to the public.
About the film
“For Neda” is a tragic HBO documentary that salutes Neda Agha-Soltan, an Iranian civilian who was killed during the Iran Election Protests of 2009. Agha-Soltan’s death was captured by dozens of bystanders and spread virally to almost every computer and television screen around the world, leading Time Magazine to call the affair, “probably the most widely witnessed death in human history.” Since then, “Neda” has become a powerful icon for the protestors’ struggle against the tyrannical rule of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.