Interview by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi
Since early 2000 a talented diaspora of a number of Iranian-born musicians have been producing sumptuous sound landscapes here in New York that both incorporate tradition and go beyond it incorporating jazz, blues, alternative rock, chanson, flamenco, heavy metal and electronica.
Well known bands, such as HYPERNOVA and KIOSK moved to New York which was the right artistic location and space to make music without the pressure to get a permission from the Department of Culture in Tehran which required pre-approval of all public performances and CD releases.
One of the newer bands coming out in 2019 is Koubeh based in Brooklyn, New York.
“I went to see the musician, Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi of SoSaLa a few nights ago, and I must say, that I was totally impressed by his honesty and sincerity.
That’s perhaps one of the things that is missing in many practitioners of the music.
It was quite refreshing to experience his concert presentation.
PS. It is sometimes good to get “outside of oneself” and see what someone else may be experiencing about his music.”
Date: December 20, 2017
Venue: CA Music Room (NY)
Interview by DooBeeDooBeeDoo NY
I had the opportunity to interview Iranian musician Kaveh Haghtalab. He has been contributing music, sounds and rhythms with his kamancheh and drum skills to the New York’s music scene since 2012. His views on the music scene and business in his native Tehran and in New York City bring a fresh and informative view of our business and art.
DooBeeDooBeeDoo NY (DBD): Kaveh, it’s good of you to join us. Please let’s start with your background. You’re Iranian, originally from Tehran. What did you do before coming here? What made you come to New York City in 2012, and what have you been doing since your arrival?
Kaveh Haghtalab (KH): Thanks for having me here at DooBeeDooBeeDoo.
Date: October 18, 2015
Venue: CA Music Room (NY)
Review by Dawoud Kringle
The double bill at the CA Music Room of Kamran Hooshmand and SoSaLa promised to be a fascinating musical experience. This was the first time I attended an event at the CA Music Room. The venue (actually the home of photographer Clara Aich) was decorated in marvelous taste, and had fascinating art work throughout. The atmosphere was perfectly suited for enjoying music in an intimate setting.
Photo by Yasi Omrani
Date: Sunday, October 18, 2015
Venue: CA Music Room (218 E. 25th Street, NY, NY 10010, Tel#: 212-686-4220 or 845-758-5919)
Ticket: $20 (including wine & snacks)
PLease call 212-686-4220 or 845-758-5919 for advanced reservations as space is limited.
Genre: a mix of Middle Eastern/Balkan traditional & early music pieces and original contemporary Persian songs/nu world trash
Line up/show times: Doors @ 7:00 pm
SoSaLa: 8pm – 8:45pm
Kamran Hooshmand: 9pm – 9:45pm
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