Monthly Archives: October 2011

Underground comedy: Live From Donny Vultures with Jerry Haas Episode 4 – Jerry Audition tapes

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Is this show produced somewhere in Williamsburg, in the basement of a building, funny, interesting…? I was on that show sometime ago last year: And I enjoyed it.

But reg. American humor in general: I have a problem with it because I can’t enjoy it as much as British humor. Is this a good explanation for you? Check this out: English Humour vs. American Humor – Is There a Difference?   

Enjoy the video below!

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Exhibition & live performance by The Tehran-Dakar Brothers: Arboretum

November 2 – November 26, 2011

Reception: Thursday, November 3 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm with live performance by The Tehran-Dakar Brothers (Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi on sax and Sinan Gundogdu on oud from 7pm -7:30pm)

BROOKLYN, NY November 2011– A.I.R. Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Barbara Siegel’s exhibition entitled Arboretum, featuring wall installations and sculpture made between 2009 and 2011. The exhibition will be on view from November 2 to November 26, 2011, with a reception on Thursday, November 3 from 6pm to 9pm.

Dr. Waxman's Arboretum mixed media wall installation 2011 72

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Have you heard of NJ’s dälek – complex underground hip-hop from NJ?!

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Recently during a rehearsal my music buddy Ravish Momin mentioned dälek when we talked about electronics and Hip Hop in general. So I checked this hip-hop crew out!

dälek (pronounced ‘Die-a-leck’) is an American experimental hip hop duo from Newark, New Jersey. The group is composed of MC dälek (vocals & co-producer) and the Oktopus (production). They have often toured with artists from radically different genres, such as Godflesh, Isis, Prince Paul, The Melvins, Tool, De La Soul, RJD2, and Lovage.

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Occupy Wall Street (NY)…one month in…music and politics a part of social change!

Text by Jim Hoey
Video by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

A quick visit to Wall Street these days reveals a lot: it’s business as usual around Zucotti, or Liberty Park, bankers and stockbrokers pass by unmolested on their way to the next meeting or power lunch, and 2 massive towers rise up from within a camp of construction workers at Ground Zero. But the camp in the public park is unlike anything Wall Street has seen for a long time, and this ragtag group of Occupy Wall Street protesters are still out en masse, trying to hunker down and keep up the momentum of their fight through the windy Fall and chilling Winter.

Here at this site, we’ve been covering the protests, and the music that’s been heard around it, for a few weeks now. Any protest against corruption, inequality and injustice is not easy to dismiss,  especially when it’s peaceful and has staying power, and it draws from all elements of society, as this one does.

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