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Sohrab Performing W. THE MFM UNITY ENSEMBLE IN HARLEM

Salam,

As you know besides being a professional music, I’m also a MUSICIANS RIGHTS advocate. I’ve been running the non-profit musicians advocacy organization MFM since 2015.

This coming Friday I have the great opportunity to speak “musically” about MFM’s mission #MakingMusicIsAProfession, #UnityInTheMusicCommunity and #MusicAintFree) in Central Harlem as part of the all-day event MAKE MUSIC NY 2019.

In fact, it’s not me alone performing on tenor sax but with my MFM fellow Board members, such as legendary jazz man Billy Harper (sax), Vice President and SoSaLa member David Belmont (dobro) and Roger Blanc (electric guitar). MFM member Baba Donn Eaton (the music director of the legendary LAST POETS) will join us on congas.
The name of the group is THE MFM UNITY ENSEMBLE…45 minutes of jazz-blues-oriental-improvised music with a clear message!

Here is a detailed info about the show: https://musiciansformusicians.org/event/the-mfm-unity-ensemble-live-in-harlem/

So whoever is in NY this Friday please come see me playing with four other cool musicians and chat after the show.

Cheers,
Sohrab

Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Teknofonic Webinar Feat. Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Please check out today’s webinar “Advocacy for Music as a Profession. How to be a voice for change when proposed laws threaten our creative rights.”

Date : Thursday, 14 March 2019
Time : 03:00 pm, Eastern Time (US and Canada), GMT -4

Description: How can we as musicians and producers be a voice for change when proposed laws threaten our creative rights? Whether we act nationally or locally, there is no limit to the difference we can make when united as a community. Join in on a FREE live webinar this Thursday, March 14, at 3 p.m. EDT, with saxophonist, composer, activist and president of Musicians for Musicians Sohrab Saadat Ladjvardi and explore ways to be an advocate for music as a profession and protect the livelihood of future generations.

This event is hosted by Adam Reifsteck
Founder & CEO of Teknofonic Recordings, LLC. Teknofonic is an online artist development community for electronic musicians.

Registration Link: https://teknofonic.com/advocacy

Kamyar Arsani

Kamyar Arsani (DC) Joins SoSaLa In the Greenpoint Gallery Show, October 12th

Kamyar ArsaniKamyar Arsani will perform with SoSaLa at the Greenpoint Gallery (NY), October 12th. He will bring his daf and will beat some powerful Sufi rhythms. 

Kamyar Arsani was born in Tehran, Iran. A multi-instrumentalist, Sufi poet, from age 7 he studied Daf (Iranian frame drum) with Master Bijan Kamkar. After mastering the Daf, Kamyar learned Kemancheh (Iranian bowed string instrument) with Master Ardeshir Kamkar and Sohrab Pournazeri. In the midst of the Green Revolution in 2009, Kamyar left Iran and now resides in Washington, DC.

Dawoud Kringle​ reviewed DC’s Kamyar Arsani’s new cassette and digital release: http://www.doobeedoobeedoo.info/2018/09/06/cassette-and-digital-release-by-kamyar-arsani-benjamin-schurr-voices-in-the-dark/