Afghan singer Elaha Soroor and award-winning music collective Kefaya, led by Al MacSween & Giuliano Modarelli, join forces for a mighty and mesmerizing show at The Jazz Cafe.
With their new album, Songs Of Our Mothers; they explore a fresh, vibrant take on Afghan folk music filtered through myriad forms, from spiritual jazz and dub to Indian classical music and electronica.
Elaha Soroor first rose to fame through the reality TV show Afghan Star. Her rising popularity in a society known for its persecution of female performers combined with her outspoken views on women’s rights led to an environment of serious personal danger and Elaha was eventually forced to flee Afghanistan.
London based, Sudanese band The Scorpios open the show. Having fled Sudan and the fundamentalist takeover in that region, the Scorpios are a band that melds Arabic rhythms and guitar chops with a raw Eastern funk feel, properly dismantling cultural barriers in pursuit of a unifying rhythmic bliss.