Category Archives: Concert/Tour

Forthcoming SoSaLa concert: Oct. 18th, 2015 in NY!

SoSaLa & Kamran HooshmandDate: Sunday, October 18, 2015
(Door open @ 7:00 pm.)
Line up/show times: 
SoSaLa from 8pm – 8:45pm and 
Kamran Hooshmand from 9pm – 9:45pm
Venue: CA Music Room (218 E. 25th Street, NY, NY 10010, Tel#: 212-686-4220 or 845-758-5919)
Ticket price: $20 (including wine & snacks)
PLease call 212-686-4220 or 845-758-5919 for advanced reservations as space is limited.

* About the artists

SoSaLa. For this event Sohrab invited his colleagues Baba Donn Eaton (LAST POETS) on percussion, harmonica and vocals and Kaveh Haghtalab on kamancheh. SoSaLa is opening up for Kamran Hooshmand.

Kamran Hooshmand ( ) is an Iranian-American musician, ethnomusicologist and scholar residing in Austin, Texas. He performs regularly with his bands the 1001 Nights Orchestra and Ojalá as well as frequently featured in Texas Early Music Projects’ concerts of Medieval, Sephardic and Renaissance music. His self-produced CDs have been on the top-10 lists of the Austin Chronicle. He has contributed to award-winning film and tv soundtracks from scoring silent films to IMAX and PBS documentaries. His most recent collaboration on the oud and santur is on the 2015 Grammy-nominated album Nocturne Diaries by American roots singer-songwriter Eliza Gilkyson.

In this concert, unlike big ensemble productions that he is normally associated with, Kamran will perform a mix of Middle Eastern/Balkan traditional & early music pieces and original contemporary Persian songs based on the poetry of some of Iran’s prominent poets on the barbat (Persian oud) and the guitar in an intimate, acoustic setting. 

Kamran will be joined by master oboe player Jeff Kahan, the wonderful Mizrahi chanteuse Galeet Dardashti and the percussionist extraordinaire and frame drum specialist Alby Roblejo.

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Sohrab invited to play @ the Union Arts DC event ” A Night of New Music, the October Revolution”

photo (23)Date: Sunday, October 26, 2014
Time: 7pm
Venue: Union Arts DC (411 New York Ave NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002)
Ticket: $10
Genre:  a series of duo performances

This month of October 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the October Revolution in Jazz, organized by trumpeter Bill Dixon in New York City. The goal was to provide a platform for musicians dedicated performing original and improvised music, but were not able to find steady work in this approach. It ultimately lead to the creation of the Jazz Composer’s Guild and was another important statement in organizing musicians and artists in practicing self-determination in their artistic careers and in the community.

For this performance, musicians from DC, with a few special guests from New York City will collaborate in a series of duo performances. This is in recognition of a historical event, showcasing a community of musicians who have been influenced by the October Revolution.

Musicians include Ras Moshe, Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (SoSaLa DC music collective), Kamyar Arsani (SoSaLa DC music collective), Brian Settles, Aaron Martin, Jamal Moore, Jeron White, Warren “Trae” Cruddop III (SoSaLa DC music collective), Luke Stewart (SoSaLa DC music collective), Nate Scheible, and more!

The duo Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (tenor sax and vocals) and Kamyar Arsani (daf, percussion and vocals) will perform nu world trash music, oriental music meets jazz meets improv meets music activism!

Sohrab invited to guest by AF THE NAYSAYER tomorrow Thursday, September 11, 2014

Date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
Time: 7pm – 12am
Venue: Spike Hill (184 & 186 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, NY)
Ticket: $8
Genre:  electronic and hip-hop music

Photo courtesy of AF THE NAYSAYER
Photo courtesy of AF THE NAYSAYER

This is the first time that Sohrab and AF THE NAYSAYER will be on stage together. They have never met each other, but last year when Sohrab was touring with SoSaLa New Orleans, there was one show planed but canceled later in which they were supposed to share the stage.

Sohrab’s nu world trash will meet AF THE NEYSAYER‘s electronic hip-hop/rap jazz fusion/ trip hop electro/hip hop alternative rap/glitch hip-hop instrumental Los Angeles…

Besides AF THE NAYSAYER following units are appearing: JB Nimble, Slomile Swift, Prism House, September Residency: Skyes and Dan Dillinger.

Note: Sohrab and AF THE NAYSAYER will perform later in the night, maybe around 10pm. Please call him in case you need to know the exact time at 347-963-1448


A native of California,  AF THE NAYSAYER (born Amahl Abdul-Khaliq) now splits his time between the towns of Lake Charles, La. and the boisterous New Orleans where he has become an indispensable part of the Crescent City’s burgeoning electronic producer scene.

Despite flying under the radar outside of the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas – except for gaining a growing cult following through releasing music featured in a string of BMX videos – AF THE NAYSAYER has produced laid back, funky beats for several years, always eclectic and never sacrificing tonal complexity or elaboration in search for rhythm.” The subtle complexity of AF’s production is displayed in lush, ethereal synths that speak to the inner essence of the individual as his well thought out percussion sweeps the listener to a dimension his sonic aesthetic creates for her to hide in.