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.”
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!!
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.”
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!
Zorn@60 shows in Europe and NYC
June 4th, 2013
John Zorn, a true New York icon and one of the city’s most influential musicians, turns sixty this September. A composer, performer, arranger, producer, improvisor, impresario, and MacArthur Fellow, Zorn has explored a vast and impressive spectrum of genres — including jazz, rock, hardcore punk, classical, klezmer, popular, and improvised, among many others — over the past four decades.
I’m very happy to be part of two of these two wonderful projects, Mycale (vocal quartet a cappella, part of the Masada series) and The Song Project, with Mike Patton, Jesse Harris, John Medeski, Marc Ribot, Kenny Wollesen, Trevor Dunn, Joey Baron and Cyro Baptista. The Song Project will tour Europe in May, July and September as part of Zorn@60, an amazing retrospective celebrating the 60th anniversary of this extraordinary artist. Mycale will be part of several Masada marathons both in New York and San Sebastian, Spain. Looking forward to it!
Vermont coming up! At the Burlington Discover Jazz Fest
May 25th, 2013
YES! We will be performing in Burlington, Vermont at the Burlington Discover Jazz Fest, on Saturday June 1st. Join us!
John Zorn’s premiere of The Song Project @ Moers, Germany
May 25th, 2013
Truly an honor of being part of this new project created by John Zorn! He invited Mike Patton, Jesse Harris, Sean Lennon and myself to write lyrics for compositions of his, which Mike, Jesse and I will sing at several concerts and festivals throughout the rest of 2013. The band is more than amazing: Marc Ribot, John Medeski, Kenny Wollesen, Trevor Dunn, Joey Baron and Cyro Baptista. The debut show was on May 17 at the Moers Festival in Germany and then we crossed the ocean back to Canada on May 19 to perform at the Victoriaville Festival in Quebec.
Featured on CNN
May 7th, 2013
Sofia Rei and Magos Herrera featured in Cafe Musical, CNN previewing their show in Joe’s Pub on May 11th!
SUR 2 SOUTH with Sofia Rei and Magos Herrera @ JOE’S PUB!
May 5th, 2013
Join us at Joe’s Pub on Saturday May 11th!
Magos Herrera (Mexico) and Sofia Rei (Argentina) present Sur 2 South, an evening of music that celebrates North and South America from different perspectives. Both bands and a brand new collaboration at the end. Don’t miss it!
Great review of De Tierra y Oro on SONGLINES magazine ****
May 3rd, 2013
A four star review!
“a dynamic jazz-inflected sound that is surprisingly and satisfyingly rich in texture (…) De Tierra Y Oro shows that intelligent and sensitive fusion has a future.”
- Songlines (UK)
Tonight at BAM with SEFIRA
April 13th, 2013
Sefira strikes back tonight at the great BAM Cafe in Brooklyn. This time with Malika Zarra, JD Walter, and myself on vocals + Keita Ogawa and Mathias Kunzli on percussion. FUN times to be had!
De Tierra y Oro nominated for an INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD!
March 25th, 2013
Wonderful news! De Tierra y Oro was nominated for an INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD in the World Beat category! My song La Gallera also got a nomination for best song, also in the World Beat category. You can help us win the Vox Populi award here: VOTE!