By Dawoud Kringle
Before I get to the meat & potatoes about the subject of this article, I must offer a few caveats.
First, I am a Muslim, and this is an article about Iran. So from time to time, I will speak with a Muslim voice – but perhaps not the voice you expected to hear. Second, I have some very specific ideas about geopolitics that some may find at best, interesting and at worst, disturbing or incomprehensible. Finally, I am going to present some very personal thoughts on a few things related to the subject matter and the editorial context in which this is being presented.
You are doubtless aware of the troubles happening in Iran.
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.
Musicians For Musicians (MFM) Presents: “Make Music Your Business” No.10 Workshop with Adam Reifsteck Speaking About How to Build a Supportive Audience with Social Media Ads.
Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
Venue: Wingspan Arts (Film Center Building, 630 9th Ave, between 44 & 45 St., Suite 602, NY, NY 10036)
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Facebook is the best platform for promoting music and building an audience because its advertising features are the most powerful and diverse of all the platforms. You can target precisely the people you are trying to reach quickly and efficiently. Without the right strategy and tools in place, however, you will waste a lot of time and money. In this workshop, composer and producer Adam Reifsteck will give an overview of Facebook’s advertising platform, show how to find your target, and build a successful campaign so you can make the biggest impact with your music online while boosting your income.
“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)
I, Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (DooBeeDoo chief editor) and Dawoud Kringle (DooBeeDoo main contributor) stand against white supremacy and the deadly violence committed by the alt-right or Nazi groups in Charlottesville (VA) last weekend.