SoSaLa will be performing at CA Music Room on Wednesday evening, December 20, 2017. They will playing songs from their CD Nu World Trash as well as new material.
SoSaLa is led by saxophonist and vocalist Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. Their music blends melancholic melodies Ladjevardi’s native Iran with improvisation, lo-fi electronics, and diverse instrumentation to create an ambient and psychedelic take on World music.
Bill Friskics-Warren of The Washington Post wrote:
Freedom, as in civil liberties and free jazz, is the word that best captures “Nu World Trash,” the irrepressible debut by SoSaLa, the intercontinental collective led by Iranian saxophonist and activist Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. Boasting a formidable musical résumé, Ladjevardi has worked with everyone from Malian pop star Salif Keita to Ornette Coleman and Bachir Attar of Morocco’s Master Musicians of Jajouka.
Performing on December 20 will be regulars Baba Don Eaton (congas, percussion and backing vocals) and Kaveh Haghtalab (Kamancheh), alongside guest musician David Belmont (dobro and percussion).
What can you expect? Sounds you haven’t heard before, which will surprise and make you imagine things.
Contact: Clara Aich, 212-686-4220 (firstname.lastname@example.org, www.aichstudio.com)
Published by VOA on Jul 10, 2013
This is the first time that Sohrab is interviewed in Farsi. He was asked about his background and music. The interview is supported by SoSaLa live scenes from the “Evolving Music Series” concert at @ Clemente Soto Velez Center (NY), June 28, 2013. The percussionist Baba Don Eaton is also a part of the interview.
SoSaLa is: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi on tenor and soprano sax & vocals, Baba Don Eaton (Last Poets) on djembe, congas & percussion and Lautaro Burgos (from Argentina) on drums and percussion and Greg Zweiben on electric bass.
SoSaLa performing “What Is What”