Sohrab and Musicians For Musicians, Inc – MFM with jazz legend Billy Harper and Roger Blanc for the first time on air tonight (on WKCR FM (NY) from 7pm to 9pm) advocating MFM’s mission with fresh air waves announcing #UnityInTheMusicCommunity. Detailed info here: http://musiciansformusicians.org/interview/wkcr-fm-radio-interview-w-billy-harper-roger-blanc-and-sohrab-august-23rd/
I’ve been so busy with my work as the president for Musicians For Musicians, Inc (MFM). Of course, I’m still a 24/7 professional musician. Practicing, composing and jamming in my spare time.
Here’s a short video of mine which I shot with my iPhone last week at my spot @ the Riverside Park (NY) late at night..
As you know I can’t and don’t want to separate my music from socio-political activities. I love my job…my work…my profession which I want to share with my peers.
I strongly believe that we musicians must organize! In a modern way.
MFM started two weeks ago a hashtag campaign (#MakingMusicIsAProfession) to make musicians and the public aware that we musicians work like any other professionals and need to get compensated for our “work.” (More about MFM and her mission, please check the MFM website.)
Please participate in this campaign. If you believe in MFM already, please get on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or the platform of your choice and snap a photo of yourself displaying our mission: #MakingMusicIsAProfession. Be proud and say it loud!
I’m going to remake this website very soon. I started to book SoSaLa for 2017, such as house concerts, festivals and maybe one NY show in spring.
Yesterday I became a member of the on-line booking portal GigSalad. Maybe I can get some gigs through them.
Sohrab and Dr. Cornel West backstage @ the Apollo Theater in Harlem, May 21, 2016. Yessss…He met this gentleman backstage (he had a performance with MFM endorser and supporter Arturo O’Farrill‘s Afro Latin Orchestra). He gave me the time to introduce myself and him to the MFM movement. With all the many people around us he was focused, listened carefully and showed a lot of interest and respect to what I was saying. He gave me his tel number and asked me to call him and tell him more about MFM and myself. He liked #MakingMusisIsAProfession. and considers to advocate it. He’s also fine that I used a YouTube video clip of his in SoSaLa’s video ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, which isn’t published yet. Thanks Arturo who made this special encounter with Dr. Cornel West possible! Cool music brings cool people together. Right?