Saturday, May 30, 2015 @ 7am Pacific Time, 10am Eastern Time, Internet radio’s “Organic Nation Listening Club” host David Ornette Cherry (son of the legendary trumpeter Don Cherry) interviewed and shared Sohrab’s music.
Sohrab talked about his (music) background, music and his activism. He announced officially the establishment of his MUSICIANS FOR MUSICIANS, Inc. (MFM).
Here is a link to a Voice Of America feature of NY’s street musicians Busking in New York- Part 2 which is in Farsi.
The director is Melody Safavi (Abjeez). She features and interviews a brass band, a piano player, an official of the NY Subway, a group of subway break dancers, a violinist,…and Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (leader of the band SoSaLa).
Melody’s coverage proved that NY’s street musicians are hard working people and are not “just” entertainers or “artists”, but WORKERS!
In this film report Sohrab is featured not just as a musician (he’s shown playing on his tenor saxophone in a tunnel), but also as a music activist who speaks about musicians’ rights.
In Farsi he explains and describes that musicians are not different from other workers. They work like anybody else and should be respected for “their work” and get paid fairly like any qualified worker.
He also explains why he calls himself an activist.
Due to this feature which went on air Saturday, September 20, 2014, Sohrab has received some positive responses from Iran.
Tonight I have a radio interview with Doc George Manning at WEAA 88.9 FM (Baltimore), from 9pm on. Here is the link to “the listen now on podcast”: http://www.weaa.org/listennowpodcast.
Besides of speaking of the SoSaLa tour in Baltimore and DC which starts on Thursday, of course I’m going to speak about my Enough Is Enough NY campaign. The campaign song “Enough is ENOUGH NY” will be on air for the first time…premier!!! I will also try to talk about about the new developments of the SoSaLa project, Iranian jazz and about my side projects. Enjoy!