New York (NY), USA – On April 23rd, in its 25th year, S.O.B.’s continues to innovate and introduces a new monthly series, Global Jams. "Jam bands, whose roots are in African musical traditions, are not new to S.O.B.’s," says an S.O.B.’s representative. "We introduced New York City to artists like King Sunny Ade and the late Fela Kuti, who were known for their 4-hour sets of spontaneous jams, similar to The Grateful Dead or Phish. Now, S.O.B.’s opens its doors to the American musicians who have been influenced by these legends, with improvisational music visionaries, The Motet, and Fareed Haque of the jam super-group Garaj Mahal."The Motet, using the rich musical landscape of Boulder, Colorado as their muse, is a world-class ensemble that whips audiences into a whirling frenzy using sheer impromptu force. Their natural textured rhythms and hard-driving beats create a repertoire between themselves and the audiences that is rarely seen in today’s manufactured rock. The Motet consecrates the ground on which dance music meets free-form improvisation, allowing a diverse audience to become immersed in their eclectic sound.
Fareed Haque defines guitar virtuoso. Enjoying a career that runs the gamut of musical styles, Fareed’s versatility and ability to move between jazz and classical guitar has led him to perform and record with a range of prominent artists from Medeski, Martin & Wood to Sting.
Born in 1963 to Pakistani father and Chilean mother, extensive travels, especially long stays in Spain, France, Iran, Pakistan and Chile, exposed Haque to different musics from a very early age. This natural eclecticism has become the hallmark of Fareed’s music. In 2001, Fareed co-founded Garaj Mahal and since has become a staple of the ‘Jamband’ scene and was voted ‘Most Valuable Player’ at the 2002 High Sierra Music Festival.
Monday April 23
Global Jam Music at SOBS
200 VARICK ST.
NEW YORK, N.Y 10014
The Motet and Fareed Haque
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Admission: $10 in advance, $12 day of Show