Invited to 2016’s WINTER JAZZ FESTIVAL in New York
January 12th, 2016
@ the New School Jazz Building Glass Box Theater – 8pm- 55 West 13th Street
Yay! We’ve been invited to participate in the iconic Winter Jazz Festival of New York. This year, we will perform on Saturday January 16th as part of an amazing marathon that includes more than 100 bands. And what a line up! Join my band at the New School in downtown Manhattan at 8pm, and stay to see as many sets as you can.
The 4th Edition of NYC Samf is here
January 10th, 2016
We are proud to present the 4th edition of the NYC South American Music Festival at Drom in the East Village. After three consecutive sold-out editions, the NYC SAMF returns to the stage with a dynamic selection of South American artists. These artists represent a meeting point of folkloric roots with jazz, rock, funk, world grooves, electronica, and avant-garde classical, blending in a unique fashion that celebrates today’s vibrant and diverse South American culture. Promising to be the most exciting lineup thus far, this year’s musicians weave together their respective cultural identities with innovative sounds and the cosmopolitan experience of the NYC music scene.
Produced by El Colectivo Sur and Lilihouse Agency.
7pm- El Colectivo Sur con
Chuño (Sofia Tosello & Franco Pinna) + Juancho Herrera + Sofía Rei
9pm- Cyro Baptista’s Banquet of the Spirits
10pm- Los Crema Paraiso
11pm- Gregorio Uribe Big Band
Lunes 18 de enero, 2016, 7PM
en DROM, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009
Tickets: $20 anticipadas/$25 en la puerta, gratis con credencial de APAP
Invitada a Imesur en CHILE
November 30th, 2015
A mis amigos y seguidores en Chile, estoy muy contenta de compartirles que estaré participando del Encuentro de Industria Musical Latinoamericana IMESUR, en Santiago de Chile, entre el 11 y el 13 de diciembre. Daré conciertos y una clase magistral, y participaré de encuentros con músicos chilenos. Esta es la primera vez que llevo mi música por allá. FELIZ! NO SE LO PIERDAN!! Toda la info: http://www.encuentroimesur.cl
European tour in the Fall
October 30th, 2015
Getting ready for our third and last European tour this year. This time to Germany, Austria and Switzerland with my beloved musical brothers JC Maillard and Tupac Mantilla! We’re happy to be back at Porgy & Bess in Vienna and to perform for the very first time at the historic Bayerischer Hof Hotel in Münich. Join us there or in Bern, Hard and Schwaz! All details in my calendar.
Latinoamérica y USA en Octubre: Colombia/Panamá/Ecuador/Estados Unidos
September 28th, 2015
Lunes 28 de Septiembre, 7:00 PM
Curupira: Lanzamiento de su nuevo CD”La Gaita Fantástica”
Teatro Colón, Bogotá, Colombia
Mycale en Panamá y Colombia / Sofia Rei en Ecuador, Colombia, Florida y Vermont (US)
Mycale es un grupo de cuatro vocalistas y arreglistas que se unieron en 2009 bajo la batuta de John Zorn, proyecto del cual resultó en este cuarteto a capella que es parte de la familia Masada. Conformado por Malika Zarra, Sofia Rei, Sara Serpa y Ayelet Rose Gottlieb (reemplazada por Aubrey Johnson en esta gira) – este proyecto vocal interpreta las composiciones de Zorn con arreglos propios y letras en hebreo, francés, español, portugués y árabe.
John Zorn’s Mycale Residency at The Stone NYC
September 14th, 2015
The Stone NYC
Avenue C at 2nd Street, New York, NY
September 15-20, 2015
Mycale, John Zorn’s evocative a cappella vocal quartet featuring four of the most creative voices in new music, will present a full week residency at legendary avant garde club THE STONE in New York City.
12 different sets of music led by either Mycale or one of its members will be taking place from Tuesday September 15th until Sunday September 20th. Very special guests will join the band as well.
Mycale will take the opportunity to perform the official CD release of GOMORY, their second album recently launched by Tzadik Records, in which they present compositions by John Zorn, arranged by Mycale members Ayelet Rose Gottlieb (Israel), Sofia Rei (Argentina), Sara Serpa (Portugal), Malika Zarra (Morocco).
Tuesday, September 15th
Sofia Rei Umbral* premiere 8PM
Sara Serpa’s City Fragments 10PM
*Umbral is a solo performance experiment featuring original songs utilizing loops, vocal effects and small instruments
Wednesday, September 16th
Malika Zarra solo & duo 8PM
Sofia Rei & Jorge Roeder Duo: Coplas Escondidas 10 PM
Thursday, September 17th
Mycale w/ guest Ikue Mori 8PM
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb’ & Anat Fort Duo 10PM
Friday, September 18th
Mycale w/ guests Aubrie Johnson & Anat Fort 8PM
Malika Zarra & Amino Belyamani Duo 10PM
Saturday, September 19th
Mycale Gomory CD Release 8PM
Sara Serpa & André Matos 10PM
Sunday, September 20th
Mycale w/ Erik Friedlander 8PM
Ayelet Rose Gottlieb’s “12 Lunar Meditations” 10PM
Full line up and details of each set HERE.
Mycale featured in the NY Times!
September 13th, 2015
Click on the image to read the article online!
Gira en México, Junio 2015
June 2nd, 2015
A nuestros queridos amigos de México: feliz de anunciarles que vuelvo a sus tierras en junio! Estaré haciendo una gira presentando mi música por Ciudad de México, Cuernavaca, Cholula, Querétaro…No se lo pierdan! Me acompañan dos musicazos: Pablo Reyes (guitarra) y Hernán Hecht (batería). También, tendré el honor de ser una vez más parte del cuerpo docente de Berklee Latino: una residencia intensiva de una semana de la cual estaré a cargo del programa vocal. También, no se pierdan el segundo Vocal Camp de la EMSA en Guadalajara! Y la masterclass que presentaré en Artelab en Querétaro. Toda la información en este flyer y detalles en www.sofiamusic.com/calendar
NOS VEMOS EN MEXICO!!!
Sofia Rei May Residency at Subrosa
April 15th, 2015
We are happy to announce our May residency at Subrosa NYC,
a new venue established by the Blue Note and described as “a new creative hub for eclectic music, with an emphasis on Latin and world music”. I will be bringing four different projects for 2 sets on Saturday May 2nd, 9th, 16th
. Check out the details below and join us at this great new club at the heart of the meatpacking district of Manhattan!
Altitud Festival in Denver, Colorado
April 10th, 2015
Very happy to be part of this Latin American music festival presented by Swallow Hill Music. We will perform there with Mr Leo Genovese (keys) and Franco Pinna (drums). See you in Denver!
Wonderful review of Albuquerque show at the National Hispanic Cultural Center on ABQ Todo!
March 30th, 2015
“So charged is Sofía Rei she can generate enough energy to power a city. She set up her Albuquerque switching center Friday night at the National Hispanic Cultural Center and transmitted her fiery sound right through the full house and out over the Sandias. […] This is the voice that is reserved for highly evolved and loving beings. Those fortunate to hear it have been granted a special access pass to a loftier stage. Packed inside her music are ancient tones of creation, contemporary calls of earthly truth and metagalactic chants of promise.”
THANKS Jain Lemos and ABQ Todo!
Albuquerque, Minneapolis and Denver
March 13th, 2015
Don’t miss our upcoming shows in the US!
March 13th: LATIN DIVA series at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque, NM
with Josh Deutsch, Eric Kurimski, Leo Genovese, Pablo Menares & Franco Pinna
March 16th: DAKOTA Jazz Club, Minneapolis, MN
with JC Maillard & Franco Pinna
April 11th: ALTITUD- Latin American Music Festival at Swallow Hill Music, Denver, CO
with Leo Genovese $ Franco Pinna
“Authenticity through awareness” an in depth interview by Andrei Cherascu
March 13th, 2015
Here is a wonderful article-interview-review of our performance at the Vienna Konzerthaus last February. Andrei Cherascu of The Music and Myth intended on making the “most comprehensive article ever written” about me and my music. He traveled for 6 hours from Rumania to see our performance at the Wiener Konzerthaus and wrote this great piece, including an interview and a review of the show. Check it out here!
Preview of Albuquerque concert on “Musically Speaking”
March 13th, 2015
“Choirgirl, classical mezzo-soprano, punk rock drummer, explorer of South American folkloric traditions, and student of jazz, Argentinian singer/songwriter Sofia Rei has crossed many
musical borders. Her passport has always been a strong and supple voice, one of those rare
instruments that bypasses the circuitry of the listener’s brain and plunges right into the chest—it’s a visceral experience.” Mel Minter
European Tour Spring ’15
February 16th, 2015
So happy to announce all our European Tour dates with my trio with JC Maillard and Tupac Mantilla! Please join us in our concerts in Berlin, Halle, Riga, Rezneke, Vilnius, Vienna and Valencia. We will have some very special guests as well. See you there!
Presenting the 3rd edition of the NYC South American Music Festival on January 12th!
December 30th, 2014
After two sold out editions, El Colectivo Sur, an artist collective fostering collaborations between South American musicians based in NYC and abroad, presents the 3rd Edition of the NYC South American Music Festival (NYCSAMF 2015). We are celebrating a vibrant new music scene, rooted in the folklores of various South American countries and encompassing myriad styles including pop, rock, jazz and everything in between. This year’s lineup will feature Camila Meza (Chile), Aquiles Baez (Venezuela), Sofía Rei (Argentina), Gabriel Alegría Afro-Peruvian Sextet (Perú), and Nation Beat (Brazil/US). The festival is taking place on JANUARY 12th, 2015 at 7pm atMeridian 23 (161 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011) during the APAP NYC conference. This is an opportunity for arts presenters and audiences to enjoy this vibrant new music scene that has captivated the public globally.
JOIN US!!!! Buy your ticket in advance!!
7.30pm CAMILA MEZA
8.20pm AQUILES BAEZ
9.10pm SOFIA REI
10pm GABRIEL ALEGRIA AFRO PERUVIAN SEXTET
11PM NATION BEAT
Mundial Montreal in November!!
November 1st, 2014
Super psyched to announce that we have been selected to participate in Mundial Montreal this year! We will perform with my full band there on November 20th. This is a wonderful world music conference, the very first of its kind in North America. Join us at Club Balattou!
West Coast Tour ’14
September 21st, 2014
YES! My trio will be doing a series of shows in the west coast and we want to see you there! Join us in Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco….All details here!
MIM Music Theater, Arizona
September 20th, 2014
Join us at MIM Music Theater in Phoenix, Arizona!
Colombia in October
September 20th, 2014
Very happy to share this news with you! My trio with JC Maillard (guitar & sax bass) and Franco Pinna (drums & percussion) will be traveling to Colombia in October for a series of shows both in Bogotá and Medellín. Join us at Festival Distritofónico on October 17th in a double bill with Bituin at the beautiful Teatro Eliecer Gaitán in Bogotá. And in Medellín at CIRCULART 2014 (10/12) or our Masterclass/concert at EAFIT University (10/14). More info at www.sofiamusic.com/calendar
El Colectivo Sur presents Juancho Herrera + C4 Trio with special guests at Joe’s Pub, Sept 25th
September 20th, 2014
JOIN US for an evening of cutting edge Venezuelan music presented by El Colectivo Sur, an artist collective fostering collaborations between South American musicians based in NYC and abroad. The evening will feature NYC based singer songwriter Juancho Herrera, and world acclaimed folkloric string ensemble C4 Trio. They will be joined by special guests Argentinean vocalists Sofia Tosello and Sofia Rei.
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.