Friday, March 24 2006, at Tonic (10 bucks), Midnight
107 Norfolk Street between Delancey and Rivington Streets, Lower East Side, NYC. With Dave, AnnaT, Maurice, Paul, Maya, Lilliana, Satoshi, Tom, Richard and Tiye'.
Wednesday, Feb 8, 2006, at The Stone, 8 pm
located at the corner of avenue C and 2nd street The"concert" side of this music, and for the first time we perform two classical versions of this medieval lyric poetry (known as muwashahat), "Ya Zah'eri fil Duha" and "Lamma Bada Yatathanna" associated with the great Lebanese singer, Fairouz, as interpreted by the great Lebanese oudist, Maurice Chedid. With Dave, AnnaT, Alby, Maurice, Paul, Rebecca, Tom, and Tiye'.
Thursday, January 5 2006, at Tonic (10 bucks)
107 Norfolk Street between Delancey and Rivington Streets, Lower East Side, NYC. With Dave, AnnaT, Richard, Alby, Lilliana, Natalia, Paul, Maurice and Chris Washburne on trombone and Tiye' Giraud on dumbek sitting in.
December 9, 2005, Cooper Union
The Cooper Union, Humanities Gallery 51 Astor Place between Third and Fourth Aves. "A spiritual talk by Vitaly Komar." With Dave Soldier: Guitar, AnnaT: Vocals, Richard Kehuzami: Percussion and Lilliana Morales: Palmas.
Saturday, Nov 26, 2005, at Tonic (5 bucks), Midnight
107 Norfolk Street between Delancey and Rivington Streets, Lower East Side, NYC. With Dave, AnnaT, Richard, Mal Stein on drums, Lilliana, Natalia, Paul, Rachid, Rebecca.
Sunday, Aug.7, 2005, Cornelia Street Cafe, 6 PM, Entertaining Science
29 Cornelia Street, NYC. Roald Hoffmann, host. "From Samarkand To Cordoba." There was a time when science, music, and art in Islamic lands represented high culture to Europe. These cultural strands continue to influence the world today. Elaheh Kheirandish of Harvard University will tell us about mathematics and science in the medieval Islamic world. Dave Soldier, a leading improvisational musician and composer on the New York scene, will play with his new group, The Spinozas (including Na'Ti Lachmy, Richard Khuzami, and Nelida Tirado), who mix contemporary gypsy/flamenco style with Middle Eastern traditions and the lyrics of Al Andalus. Islamic art historian Carol Bier will bring two contemporary carpets from Turkey, woven using traditional methods with natural dyes. Comparing patterns and the uses of color, she will explore symmetry and symmetry-breaking in what we call Oriental carpets. With Dave, AnnaT, Richard, Neli.
Thursday, April 14, 2005, at The Stone, 10 pm
With Dave, AnnaT, Richard, Neli.
Prior to the concerts above, a few public rehearsals at Gorgio Gomelski's, an ASCAP production at the Cutting Room, and two shows at an ethnic festival in Queens.
For bookings and so on, contact Dave Soldier