Saturday, June 09, 2007
I went to Soma Mestizo's CD release party last night. It was a gripping performance. Christiane D. is an extraordinary vocalist, Soy Sos was incredible. Okay, the entire band deserves kudos and roses for their show last night. Lucky you, there are still two more shows. Want a preview? Check out Soma's MySpace page. Details about the shows are below
There is a great article on the Tribune Review that gives some history about the band. It's hard to believe that it's ten years. This band has grown in so many unexpected directions. Check out this little video sample --
Presented by the 4th River, a Project of the Three Rivers Arts Festival
Telomere cd release June 8th, 9th, 10th
121 7th Street, (above bossa nova) Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Soma Mestizo is a band that defies classification or categorization, if forced to name it we say it is: deep, dark, sexy global genre busting, booty-shaking, head-filling magic music. This year’s 4th River Project introduces Soma Mestizo’s Telomere to Pittsburgh and the world.
The 4thRiver Project/Telomere release event will be a multi-media, multi-disciplined: music, art and dance experience featuring special guests, directed by Staycee Pearl. Lighting and Sound design by Douglas Duerring. The evening features, dancers: Amanda Schneider and Brandon Jones; video artistry by MEXED Missages, poet/mc: Jack Wilson; musician, Ketan Bakrania from Chai Ba Ba; Christiane's dress created by Kari Kramer of Ironiece. Dancer costumes provided by Suz Pisano.
June 8th through June 10th
Friday and Saturday, 2 shows, 7:30 pm, 10:00 pm - Sunday, one show 7:30 pm.
* 6.8: Friday Night: special guest, Ketan Bakrania and poet/mc Jack Wilson
* 6.9: Saturday Night: special guest Ketan Bakrania. 11:30 pm After party featuring Anthony Fugate and Jack Wilson. BYOB.
* 6.10: Sunday Night: special guest Ketan Bakrania.