Aca Seca Trio & Sofia Rei’s sextet at JOE’S PUB, May 29th

May 17th, 2014
EL COLECTIVO SUR presents SOFIA REI AND ACA SECA TRIO (for their USA debut) 
WITH GUEST ARTISTS SOFIA TOSELLO & JUANCHO HERRERA
 An evening with groundbreaking Argentine artists presenting new perspectives on South American music. NYC-based vocalist/songwriter Sofia Rei combines in her music stylistic codes drawn from multiple sources, ranging from South American folkloric styles to jazz, and electronic sounds, bringing a bold new vision in the global music scene. Aca Seca Trio has found the heart of South America in the sublime possibilities of its popular music, creating a thoroughly modern sonority that echoes the spirit of their continent’s rich heritage. This will be the trio’s North American debut, and they will be joined for this show by members from El Colectivo Sur: Sofia Tosello and Juancho Herrera.


New shows and Masterclasses announced in Mexico in JUNE!!!

May 16th, 2014

Sofia will be traveling to Mexico to do a week residency at EMSA in Guadalajara teaching Vocal Masterclasses (June 9th till 14th), a clinic at Arte Lab in Queretaro  (June 16th) and shows in Cuernavaca (June 20th) and Mexico City (June 21st) with special guest Celso Duarte!

Full info on Calendar section.



Sofia Rei featured in The Music and Myth’s Top 5 Female Vocalists

May 12th, 2014

Florence Welch, Cibelle, Patricia Barber, Emmilou Harris and Sofia Rei were chosen as the top 5 female vocalists in The Music and Myth:

Read it here!



Premiere of Manuel Valera’s “Marti en Nueva York” with the New Cuban Express + Sofia Rei at Harlem Stage

April 30th, 2014

Grammy nominated New Cuban Express sextet interprets the poems of Jose Marti’s Versos Sencillos, written in New York in the late 1800s by this Cuban national hero, revolutionary philosopher and poet. Through contemporary jazz and Afro-Cuban music, the arrangements interweave contemporary post bop harmony, ancient percussion of the African batá drums, chamber music-like sections, chants, call-and-response techniques originating in Africa.

 

 



With the Klezmatics at Town Hall, NYC

March 20th, 2014

FUN TIMES presenting Havana Nagila with The Klezmatics at Town Hall in New York

 



Featured on ABC Radio, Australia

March 17th, 2014

Check out this great interview by Doug Spencer for “Books and Arts Daily” on ABC Radio, Australia.

SOFIA REI, AUDACIOUS ARGENTINIAN SONGSTER

“Her glorious voice makes its Australian debut at the 2014 Adelaide Festival, with John Zorn. In her own right Sofia Rei is a distinctive, creative and highly eclectic artist.”

 



NPR Tiny Desk Concert

March 2nd, 2014

So happy to be invited to one of my favorite NPR shows!

“For about 20 minutes one sunny afternoon, the NPR Music offices were converted into a small Latin American folk club, where Rei and her band treated us to stellar musicianship and genre-bending music.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sofia Rei Trio in MEXICO and California in March

March 1st, 2014

Shows in San Diego, Tijuana and Mexicali (FILUAB) with JC Maillard (guitar) and Tupac Mantilla (percussion)



Sofia Rei & JC Maillard join the premiere of JOHN ZORN’s Masada Book III Marathon at TOWN HALL, NYC

February 28th, 2014

An epic event featuring 20 new compositions by 20 different ensembles in one marathon evening—all performed for the first time.  One of the most important composers and musicians of his generation, John Zorn has spent two decades building upon his exceptional Masada Songbook, now comprising 613 compositions.

The world premiere of John Zorn’sMasada Book Three: The Book Beriahis the newest addition to Zorn’s ongoing work and the last in the series, following 1993’s Masada Book One and 2004’s Masada Book Two: The Book of Angels. The newest Masada songs will be presented in a special marathon “shuffle” concert featuring no less that 20 different bands and more than 50 musicians from wildly divergent backgrounds—jazz, rock, classical, world music, pop and more. The premiere of “The Book Beriah” (Beriah means World of Creation) will be an unforgettable evening of new Jewish music that runs the gamut of emotions, influences and styles.The Book Beriah will feature John Zorn, Marc Ribot, Uri Caine, Secret Chiefs 3, Steve Lehman, Vijay Iyer, Tyshawn Sorey, John Medeski, Jon Madof and Zion 80, Klezmatics members Frank London and Matt Darriau, Abraxas, Cyro Baptista and Banquet of the Spirits, Many Arms, Sofia Rei, Eyvind Kang, Ikue Mori, Mark Feldman, Erik Friedlander, Jamie Saft, Cleric, Uri Gurvich and many more.



Carnegie Hall Neighborhood Concerts @ JPAC

February 28th, 2014

Thrilled to be part of this series! Join my sextet on March 1st.



UNIVISION previews BPC show in Boston

February 18th, 2014

Here is UNIVISION’s segment previewing Mili Bermejo & Sofia Rei’s concert at the Berklee Performance Center on February 19th ’14.

“Berklee College of Music presents two generations of Latin American music”

 



Mili Bermejo & Sofia Rei @ BPC in Boston

February 1st, 2014

Mili Bermejo and Sofia Rei, two generations of singers who come from the soulful and passionate Latin American vocal tradition, join forces to present an intimate set of new originals at the Berklee Performance Center.



Presenting the Second Edition of NYC South American Music Festival

January 7th, 2014

This year, Sofia is in the production team along with El Colectivo Sur, presenting 5 new groups of  great talent.

“Building on the success of a sold out first edition, the NYC South American Music Festival returns to Zinc Bar on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 8 PM during the APAP NYC conference. The festival celebrates a new movement in the US: music rooted in the folklores of various countries of South America, as they borrow from each other and meet with styles from all around the globe including pop, rock, jazz, world and electronica. These musicians have blurred the boundaries between their musical cultures and carved out a renovated identity of the South American diaspora.” 2014 edition artists are JUANCHO HERRERA, PEDRO GIRAUDO EXPANSIONS BIG BAND, ñAWI, ALEJO GARCIA and REBOLU.



Sofia Rei @Lincoln Center

December 10th, 2013

JOIN my sextet on December 26th for our last show of 2013 at the one and only Lincoln Center, the Atrium!



Feature on Kesta magazine, anticipating our show in Washington DC

December 5th, 2013

Great interview on Kesta magazine previewing Sofia Rei’s show at the Artisphere on Saturday, December 7th. Get your tickets!!

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Artisphere in Washington DC

December 2nd, 2013

YES! Bringing the band back to Washington to a wonderful venue: the Artisphere. See you there!



Great review of our London show by LA TUNDRA magazine

November 8th, 2013

“A life celebration, the ceremony of singing as an act of offering to the gods”

“Su canto transporta a esas tierras donde transcurren las historias que narran sus letras, al olor de la tierra que antecede la lluvia, a las creencias populares, a las cholas con sus grandes sonrisas, a las danzas del folklore.
Una celebración a la vida, a la ceremonia de cantar como un acto de brindarse a los dioses.”

Leela aqui!



Awesome time at GLOBALQUERQUE!

October 8th, 2013

We had such a nice welcoming audience! Thanks for the invite. Here is a little memory of our show at one of my favorite world music festivals in the US: GLOBALQUERQUE!



Our London debut show at ReVoice! Festival @ Pizza Express Jazz Club

October 6th, 2013

Join us in London at ReVoice! Festival on October 17th.

“No stranger to London audiences, having appeared at last year’s ReVoice! with the extraordinary a cappella quartet, Mycale, and at the Barbican earlier this year as part of “Zorn@60″, Sofia Rei is now presenting her own band for the first time in the UK. We are happy to announce her performance at the ReVoice! Festival 2013 at London’s Pizza Express jazz club alongside Carleen Anderson, Kevin Mahogany, Beady Belle, Allan Harris, Carmen Souza, and more. Revoice!, now in it’s fourth year of production, is the brain child of London-based wonderful jazz singer Georgia Mancio and is dedicated to representing the best in established and emerging vocal talent from around the globe.”



Latvia show SOLD OUT in Riga, announcing a second show at 9.30pm

October 6th, 2013

Our  first visit to Riga, Latvia, on October 18th, and our 7pm is sold out. A new show is now on sale at 9.30. Get your tickets now!

 



Sofia Rei @Target First Saturdays at the Brooklyn Museum

October 1st, 2013

Coming up!  Free performance at the beautiful Brooklyn Museum on Saturday October 5th. :)



Sofia Rei trio @ Porgy & Bess in Vienna

September 1st, 2013

Looking forward to our trio show at this historic jazz venue on September 11th!



Sofia Rei sextet invited to participate in World Music Panama 2013

August 16th, 2013

Very happy to announce our upcoming show in Panama at the beautiful Teatro Balboa as part of the World Music Panama 2013 series. With Josh Deutsch (trumpet), Eric Kurimski (guitar), Jean-Christophe Maillard (guitar), Jorge Roeder (bass) and Yayo Serka (drums and percussion).

 



John Zorn’s Song Project “Tears of Morning”

August 15th, 2013

Here is a video of “Tears of Morning”, a composition by John Zorn I wrote the lyrics for, performed in Warsaw with the Song Project.  I hope you enjoy it!



Sofia Rei sextet live at Lincoln Center’s Atrium

August 4th, 2013

On Thursday August 8th, we got invited to perform at one of my favorite NYC venues: The Atrium, at Lincoln Center. The show is free. Get there early, it gets packed! Starts at 7.30pm. My full band with Josh Deutsch, Eric Kurimski,Jason Lindner, Jorge Roeder and Yayo Serka.   Plus  live visuals by Johnny Moreno, illustrations by Julia Verri. Don’t miss it!



Myra Melford & Snowy Egret: Excerpts from “Language of Dreams” at Roulette

August 4th, 2013

 

Happy to be part of this project with the great Myra Melford and her band.

Pianist Myra Melford will present excerpts from the work-in-progressLanguage of Dreams, an ambitious interdisciplinary project inspired by Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano’s Memory Of Fire trilogy, which explores the history of the Americas through the retelling of indigenous myths and accounts from the European colonizers. Join us on August 15th at Roulette, NYC.

 



Wonderful review of De Tierra y Oro on Latin Jazz Network

August 4th, 2013

“Exquisite music with South American folk influences, mixed with jazz sounds, and wrapped in the powerful voice and tonal beauty of Sofia Rei, that’s De Tierra y Oro. The most recent album by the Argentinian singer is a collection of outstanding original compositions with an eclectic blend of textures and sounds, provocative lyrics and melodies, that tells the stories of her travels and experiences. Sofia Rei is a native of Buenos Aires, now based in New York.”

Read more here!

 

 



Sofia Rei @MUSIKFEST, Bethlehem, PA

August 3rd, 2013

On Monday August 5th we will be part of MUSIKFEST in Bethlehem, PA. Founded in 1984 by ArtsQuest, the first Musikfest featured 295 performances on six stages, attracting more than 180,000 people to historic Bethlehem. Over the past three decades, the event has grown a bit, evolving into one of the largest and most diverse music festivals in the nation, with 500-plus shows on 14 stages over 10 days. Each year more than 900,000 people make their way to the Lehigh Valley and the festival, with their sights set on experiencing all the music, food and fun of this musical extravaganza.

Tomorrow, at 6pm we will perform at Plaza Tropical. Prior to that, we got invited to perform live at WDIY (NPR) for its show “The Blend”. Tune 93.9FM or visit THE BLEND to listen live at 3pm.

 

 



De Tierra y Oro wins TWO INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS!!!!!

June 18th, 2013

Fantastic news! De Tierra y Oro won TWO INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS!!!!!! One for best ALBUM in the world beat category. And best world beat SONG for La Gallera. I am super happy. Congrats to my awesome band and everybody involved in this record for making it awesome. ♥



Germany Tour 2013

June 18th, 2013

VERY psyched about sharing this news. We will be doing four shows in Germany in June, with the wonderful Tupac Mantilla (percussion) and JC Maillard (guitar). And also shooting a video clip in Berlin with Tupac’s amazing body percussion group Tekeye, of my song La Gallera. More news very soon!