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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/

SoSaLa Next NY Concert

SoSaLa…60 Minutes of Nu World Trash Chamber Music at the Greenpoint Gallery (NY) Friday, October 12, 9-10 PM

”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.” – Bill Friskics-Warren (Washington Post)

New York City, September 14, 2018 – SoSaLa will be performing at the non-profit & DIY volunteer arts community Greenpoint Gallery (390 McGuinness Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11222*) on Friday, October 12, 2018 at 9pm sharp. There will be a $15 suggested donation.  

SoSaLa is a world fusion music collective founded in New York in 2011, fronted by saxophone player, activist and world citizen Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, who was born of Iranian parents and has lived in Switzerland, Germany, Japan, and now New York City. The music is fueled by improvisation, diverse instrumentation, and an eclectic blend of multi-cultural rhythms and melodies. Sohrab’s vocals give a dada-istic touch to social and political issues. They will play songs from their CD Nu World Trash as well as new material.

Line up: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi – saxophone and vocals, David Belmont – world dobro, percussion and voice, Baba Don Eaton – percussion, harmonica and vocals, Kaveh Haghtalab – kamancheh, Kamyar Arsani on daf and vocals; and voice, Greg Crotty – cello and electronics

Legendary jazz musician Billy Harper comments about a recent SoSaLa show:
“I went to see the musician Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi of SoSaLa and was totally impressed by his honesty and sincerity. It was quite refreshing to experience his concert presentation.”

* Directions to the venue: 7 train to Vernon Blvd.-Jackson Ave station (first stop in Queens). Walk south over the Pulaski Bridge, turning into McGuinness Blvd. The gallery is immediately on the east side at 390 McGuinness. Use the staircase, not the ramp, to save a few blocks.