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SoSaLa Next NY Concert

SoSaLa…60 Minutes of Nu World Trash Chamber Music at the Greenpoint Gallery (NY) Friday, October 12, 9-10 PM

”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.” – Bill Friskics-Warren (Washington Post)

New York City, September 14, 2018 – SoSaLa will be performing at the non-profit & DIY volunteer arts community Greenpoint Gallery (390 McGuinness Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11222*) on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 9pm sharp. There will be a $15 suggested donation.  

SoSaLa is a world fusion music collective founded in New York in 2011, fronted by saxophone player, activist and world citizen Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, who was born of Iranian parents and has lived in Switzerland, Germany, Japan, and now New York City. The music is fueled by improvisation, diverse instrumentation, and an eclectic blend of multi-cultural rhythms and melodies. Sohrab’s vocals give a dada-istic touch to social and political issues. They will play songs from their CD Nu World Trash as well as new material.

Line up: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi – saxophone and vocals, David Belmont – world dobro, percussion and voice, Baba Don Eaton – percussion, harmonica and vocals, Kaveh Haghtalab – kamancheh, Kamyar Arsani on daf and vocals; and voice, Greg Crotty – cello and electronics

Legendary jazz musician Billy Harper comments about a recent SoSaLa show:
“I went to see the musician Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi of SoSaLa and was totally impressed by his honesty and sincerity. It was quite refreshing to experience his concert presentation.”

* Directions to the venue: 7 train to Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Ave station (first stop in Queens). Walk south over the Pulaski Bridge, turning into McGuinness Blvd. The gallery is immediately on the east side at 390 McGuinness. Use the staircase, not the ramp, to save a few blocks.

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SoSaLa 1st And Last Concert of 2017: Sounds Beginning Before An Ending, Sounds Ending After A Beginning

SoSaLa will be performing at CA Music Room on Wednesday evening, December 20, 2017. They will playing songs from their CD Nu World Trash as well as new material.

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. 

Performing on December 20 will be regulars Baba Don Eaton (congas, percussion and backing vocals) and Kaveh Haghtalab (Kamancheh), alongside guest musician David Belmont (dobro and percussion).

What can you expect? Sounds you haven’t heard before, which will surprise and make you imagine things.

Contact: Clara Aich, 212-686-4220 (email hidden; JavaScript is requiredwww.aichstudio.com)

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NY’s Castillo Theatre Presents a multi-media production: “Even Under Bitterness,” w. Sohrab on sax

Otto Rene CastilloNY’s Castillo Theatre presents the American premiere of Even Under Bitterness being directed by the Munich-based theatre artist, Hans Melzer. Even Under Bitterness is an avant-garde, multi-media performance made up of poems written by our namesake, the Guatemalan poet and activist, Otto René Castillo.

Even Under Bitterness will be performed in English and German featuring German actress, Gabi Heller, and two Castillo actresses: Madelyn Chapman and Olivia Luna. The poems will be accompanied by improvised live music along with video projections.

The musicians are: Michael Armann (music director, piano), David Belmont (dobro and percussion) & Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (sax, percussion & voice)

Even Under Bitterness opens at the Castillo Theatre on May 6 and runs through May 15 – only six shows of this American premiere! Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM. Sunday, May 8 at 2:00 PM. Sunday, May 15 at 4:30 PM after the Otto René Castillo Awards for Political Theatre.

Tickets are $35, $15 for seniors, and $10 for students. Group rates are available. Tickets can be purchased through the Castillo Box Office at 212-941-1234 or online at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/2912/1462075200000.

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