Category Archives: Concert/Tour

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:
https://www.eventbrite.com/register?orderid=337368864355&client_token=310cf3eb51b945ab84761cf94a5fced9&eid=12940024963

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

Forthcoming August shows in Washington/DC: the 3rd invasion!

 

Photo by Maria Teresa Henderson
Photo by Maria Teresa Henderson

Date: Saturday, August 2, 2014
Time: 7:00pm to 7:45pm – A WORTHLESS HOMESTEAD
8:00 – 9pm – SoSaLa
Venue:  An Die Musik (409 North Charles Street, 2nd Fl., Baltimore, Maryland 21201)
Tickets: $15 (students $10)
Description: The Baltimore progressive rock trio A WORTHLESS HOMESTEAD will open up for SoSaLa. Playing nu jazz-progressive rock which could remind you of the British legendary prog-rock band Soft Machine.

SoSaLa will be: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi on sax and vocals, Rob Coltun on electric guitar, Luke Stewart on electric bass guitar,  Warren G. Crudup III on drums and Kamyar Arsani on daf and vocals.

Date: Sunday, August 3, 2014
Time: 8pm & 9:15pm
Venue: Bossa Bistro + Lounge (2463 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009)
Tickets: $5

8pm – opening band is I m U r w. Rob Coltun on guitar, Kamyar Arsani on daf, kuzeh, percussions & vocals, Abhik Saha on percussion & vocals; and Joey Jenkins on bass. They play some Sufi songs and improvised music with poetry.

10pm – SoSaLa is: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi on sax and vocals, Rob Coltun on electric guitar, Luke Stewart on electric bass guitar,  Warren G. Crudup III on drums and Kamyar Arsani on daf and vocals. This band will play “nu world trashy” music which will excite your body and brain.

SoSaLa’s 2nd Invasion of Baltimore & Washington DC, May 15th through May 18th, 2014

A scetch of Sohrab by Nasser @ Bossa (Washington DC), August 11, 2013
A scetch of Sohrab by Nasser @ Bossa (Washington DC), August 11, 2013

SoSaLa will be playing up to 4 concerts in Baltimore and Washington DC next month.

Sohrab invited three talented local musicians from Baltimore and DC to be part of the SoSaLa music collective.
This time the members are: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi on sax and vocals, Rob Coltun on electric guitar, Luke Stewart on electric bass guitar and Warren G. Crudup III on drums. And maybe some guest appearances by local musicians.
Besides playing these concerts Sohrab is going to promote his campaign Enough Is Enough NY (please “like” it) on and off stage and in radio interviews. Around this time the campaign song Enough Is Enough NY will be available as a download and will premier in the radio interviews.

Tour Dates

Photo1. Fifth Dimension (artists community space, 405 W. Franklin St., Baltimore, MD 21201), May 15th, 10pm, $7. Playing with local bands Twisted Circles and  A Worthless Homestead, 45 minutes set
2. Shaw’s Tavern (520 Florida Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001), May 16th, 8pm-midnight, 2 sets of 45 minutes

3. the Goethe-Institut Washington (812 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001). Sohrab joins Luke Stewart and his band. Detailed info later.

RumiNations1004. Bossa Bistro + Lounge (2463 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009), May 18th. $5. With Mystical Sufi Music of Kamyar and Kimia Arsani (on daf and tanbour) at 8pm, Rumi’s Poetry Reading at 8:30pm, and SoSaLa at 9:15pm.

Related Post

SoSaLa Baltimore/Washington DC Tour 2013 Report

Tour Merchandise

SoSaLa Nu World Trash CD – $10 sosala           SoSaLa t-shirt (XL/L/M/S, all in black w. silver text) – $25

SoSaLa T-shirt in black
SoSaLa T-shirt in black