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!
Sofia Rei sextet at the Apollo Theater
March 15th, 2013
This saturday at the Apollo Theater Music Cafe, ladies and gentlemen! We will be sharing the evening with Alsarah and the Nubatones. Doors at 9pm. Music at 10pm sharp.
The NYC South American Music Festival featured in EL DIARIO, NY!
January 10th, 2013
In the cover of VIVA New York, Daily News!
January 9th, 2013
YES! The NYC South American Music Festival is born. And got full coverage in so many newspapers in Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Chile, Uruguay and of course the US, including the Daily News!
NYC South American Music Festival – Monday Jan 14th, 2013
January 8th, 2013
Very happy to be a part of the very first edition of the NYC South American Music Festival along with the wonderful Sofia Tosello & Tangolandó, Juancho Herrera and Gregorio Uribe Big Band. The festival already got amazing press in the US, Argentina, Colombia, Venezuela, Chile and Peru. Come check it out!
“Sofia Rei, a world traveler and song researcher with a vibrant voice, demonstrates that she is one of the new talents in the Latin American scene.[…] Sofia Rei has absorbed the traditional musics of her homeland and other South American countries and has added elements of jazz, electronics and global sounds to create a fascinating sound.”
At World Cafe Live in Philly!
December 5th, 2012
The band is going to Philadelphia to perform in the legendary World Cafe Live on December 11th!!
Sofia featured on NY1
November 30th, 2012
Check out this interview on NY1 anticipating the New York cd release of De Tierra y Oro: “El oro de Sofia”
NYC CD release party at DROM on December 1st!!!!
November 15th, 2012
“De Tierra y Oro” available in digital stores WORLDWIDE!!!!!!!
November 15th, 2012
Sofia Rei at the Buenos Aires International Jazz Fest in La Trastienda!
November 1st, 2012
Honored to be part of the 2012 edition of Buenos Aires Jazz.12 Festival Internacional!!!
NEW video clip anticipating the release of “De Tierra y Oro”
September 28th, 2012
I was always a big fan of Chavela Vargas. So, besides all original tunes, we recorded for the new album this beautiful Mexican song, in a South American context. LA LLORONA, at Flux Studios. A little preview of the album!!!!
North Shore News article about our show @ Vancouver International Festival
March 30th and 31st with the wonderful Jorge Roeder (bass) and Laura Robles (percussion)
Radio Bremen- Germany
February 1st, 2012
Sofia Rei and Jorge Roeder duo show for Radio Bremen, Germany on February 9th!
Sofia Rei’s sextet @ Winter Jazz Festival! Apap Showcase, NYC
January 2nd, 2012
We have been invited again to participate in the 2012 edition of Winter Jazz Festival. The festival will take over five West Village venues, (le) Poisson Rouge, Sullivan Hall, Kenny’s Castaways, Zinc Bar, and Bitter End. This marks the eighth year of the annual NYC WINTER JAZZFEST, and the continued mission to showcase top quality jazz to industry professionals, avid jazz fans, and new audiences. Don’t miss our show at the ZINC BAR on Saturday January 7th, @11pm!!!!! Free with an APAP badge.
January 4th @ the Kennedy Center in Washington DC
January 2nd, 2012
Don’t miss our performance on Wednesday January 4th at the Kennedy Center !!! Free concert with my quartet!! You can also watch it online at this LINK!
Miami Dade College live video of our show and workshops!
November 29th, 2011
Video from our performance at Miami Dade College Live concert series!
MDC LIVE! brings their performing arts series to Miami Dade College Students and the community of Miami. Featuring world class performing artist and workshops to the city’s best local theaters and Miami Dade College campuses. The Reporter interviews to learn more:
Teaching Conan how to drink “mate”….(minute 4’25”)
We had a wonderful time performing at La Casita, Lincoln Center out of Doors summer festival. Check out these two videos from that show. And thanks for coming!
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Presenting you SEFIRA: a new wonderful a capella project
August 3rd, 2011
The SEFIRA ensemble, created by three singers with sympathetic spirits and entirely different backgrounds, celebrates the human voice at its most naked and potentially influential- improvised, original music surrounded by only voices and percussion. It has recently received a grant from Chamber Music America.
The unique format draws upon the creative, improvisatory force of all participating musicians.
Each of the singers represent not simply traditions,… be they jazz, North African, or Latin American, but a current flowing to the present, molding their sounds and improvisations to one another, within the context of each piece. The two percussionists provide a foil for the singers’ timbre with rich texture and a strong rhythmic energy.
Tour to Portugal in July!
June 21st, 2011
We have been invited to participate in Tom de Festa, a wonderful world music festival in Tondela, Portugal. So, come and join us there! The festival is four days long and it will feature artists from around the globe such as Viewx Farka Toure (Mali), Mo’ Kalamity (Cape Verde), Diabo Na cruz (Portugal) and many more!
We will also be performing in Lisbon, Vila Real, etc. Stay tuned for a full list of venues as we will be updating our tour dates very soon!
Two amazing song cycles for Liederabend festival @ the Kitchen, NYC
April 15th, 2011
On April 9th, I had the opportunity to perform these two amazing song cycles presented at the Liederabend 21c Fest at The Kitchen. Both written by two phenomenal composers.
Paola Prestini’s YOANI is a multimedia song cycle scored for mezzo, electric guitar, cello and electronics about Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez. With lyrics by Royce Vavrek, starring Sofia Rei, James Moore and Clarice Jensen. Film by Carmen Kordas. Eventually, Yoani will be a thirty minute multimedia work for solo vocalist, film, and projection design.
Ljova Zhurbin’s NIÑA DANCE was inspired by the unsolved murders & disappearances of women and young girls in the city of Juárez, Mexico, The piece, with poetry by Marjorie Agosín and Saúl Yurkievichwhich was commissioned by the Carnegie Hall and was premiered there in 2009.
Building on a successful first run of 21c Liederabend in November 2009 (Time Out New York, Best of 2009), independent producing companiesBeth Morrison Projects (BMP), Opera on Tap (OOT) and VisionIntoArt (VIA) have expanded the critically-acclaimed festival exponentially to present works of 21 composers over the course of 3 nights, encompassing an explosive array of styles, presented within a visual palate of projection design, newly commissioned films and sculptural lighting design.
Sube Azul wins an INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD!
April 1st, 2011
YES! Sube Azul won an INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARD in the World Beat Category!!! A panel of judges by the Music Resource Group (MRG) determined the winners of The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), an influential award’s program for fans and bands.