Sat, December 1st

Sofia Rei Album Release Concert

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Doors 9pm
Show 9:30pm
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Sofia Rei Album Release Concert

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Building on the success of her Independent Music Award-winning sophomore release Sube Azulvocalist Sofia Rei returns with her spellbinding new CD De Tierra Y Oro("Of Earth and Gold"). Rei describes the album as a series of "philosophical wanderings" - songs that draw on a wide range of South American folkloric influences and bracingly modern jazz sounds, with Rei's powerful voice in the forefront.

Singing in Spanish, Rei tells stories that reflect her diverse travels and experiences: a cock fight in Cartagena, a nightmare in Buenos Aires, a love letter in New York, a haunted man in the Andes. In
 De Tierra Y Orowe encounter Latin American myths and icons, loneliness and laughter, religious doubt, political protest, true love. 

Rei takes inspiration from traditional South American idioms but doesn't simply replicate them. Rather, she molds them, like a potter with clay. On De Tierra Y Oro we hear South American-based grooves, but according to Rei, "a lot of these grooves are made up, they're not necessarily preexisting styles of music. In certain songs you can hear recognizable styles such aschacarera or huayno, but in other songs I've made up new grooves depending on the needs of the composition."  A native of Buenos Aires but now based in New York, Sofia Rei (pronounced "RAY") received her Masters at Boston's New England Conservatory and is currently on the faculty of Berklee College of Music. 

Sofia toured Europe with the Grammy-winning Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra in the premiere of the acclaimed "Cerulean Skies" and with vocal giant Bobby McFerrin in Instant Opera at Carnegie Hall. She was the vocalist in Geoffrey Keezer's ensemble Aurea, whose self-titled 2009 release received a Grammy nomination. Sofia also appeared in the Carnegie Hall premiere of Ljova Zhurbin's 
Niña Dance, inspired by the unsolved murders and disappearances of women in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.  She is currently working with John Zorn's MyCale project. 

Infusing traditional Latin elements with the experimental spirit of jazz and improvised music, Sofia Rei continues to set herself apart with a bold new vision in the global music scene.  

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