SoSaLa Performing At FlickerLab (NY)

Flickerlab LogoDate: September 25, 2014
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Venue: FlickerLab (78 Crosby Street, Suite: #203, NY, NY 10012)
Tickets:  $10 (on line), $12 (door) – By tickets now (limited seats!) here:

Harold Moss – founder of the award-winning transmedia animation and live action production for broadcast TV, feature film, & digital multi-platform FlickerLab – and his colleagues are moving out to Dumbo, Brooklyn after their 15 years in Soho, Manhattan. In celebration of this move and as a farewell, FlickerLab is sponsoring a one week multimedia art exhibition: Are We Already Gone? Artists on the Art of Leaving. Featuring many artists from around the world with their works, such as sculptures, paintings, music and short films.

The curator of the show, Negin Sharifzadeh, invited SoSaLa to perform in the spirit of  this exhibition’s title and theme and give some life to the art works at FlickerLab.

Photo courtsy of Baba Don
Photo courtsy of Baba Don

SoSaLa consists of Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi on tenor ans sopran sax plus vocals and Baba Don on djembe, congas and other percussion instruments. For Sohrab and Baba Don to play at this event is kind of a reunion.

Speaking of Baba Don:

For almost a quarter century, Baba Don, a percussionist very much in demand, has performed with many major American Dance Companies in the worlds greatest performing-arts venues. His recording career is as equally varied as it vast; the jazz idiom, rhythm and blues, and most African derived percussion styles are represented in his discography. He is a featured member of the esteemed Last Poets. He has long been acknowledged as one of New York Citys master teachers of African Drumming and the rhythms of the Diaspora in the Americas. Baba Don is presently on faculty at the Harlem school Of the Arts for over 25 years, teaching all ages from 4 years of age to adults.

He has performed and recorded with The Dance Theatre of Harlem, Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, Maurice Hines, Gregory Hines, Andy Williams, and Chuck Davis Dance theatre, Pattie Labelle, philicia Reshard, Choreographers Frank Hatchet, Geoffrey Holder, Louis Johnson and many more.Baba Don  has recorded with many Jazz artist Donald Brown, Joe Henderson, Jason Linder, Tyrone Jefferson, James Spaulding, Ron Carter, Gorge Clinton, Pharaoh Sanders, and The Last Poets