African Music Night Series w/ Atlas Soul and Kina Zore -
1667 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02138 (617) 547-0759 [map]
The Lizard Lounge is a cool little club right outside of Harvard Sq. on Mass. Ave. We are psyched to share the stage with Kina Zore! It's a nice concept to have 2 bands playing African music from the 2 opposite part of the continent one from Mozambique (South) and one from the Maghreb (North) but probably everything and every styles in between will be represented!
Buy $10 here or at the door..Bring your dancing shoes!!
By popular demand..We are back at the Regattabar -
1 Bennett Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617-876-7777 [map]
Atlas Soul 's Hot World Funk Review w/ special guests!
"We're Atlas Soul and our goal, musify the planet from Equator to the Poles.."(repeat twice in a music-hall groove fashion...)
By popular demand...Atlas Soul is back at the Regattabar with a newHot World Funk Reviewfeaturing award winning poet Regie Gibson, rock'N raï phenom from Morocco Anwar Maghreb + very special guests gypsy & klezmer violinist from Ukraine Natasha Dukach, and the very touching power house raï vocalist from Morocco Ahlam Saidi.
Jacques Pardo the band leader from France and Israel along with guitarist from Greece/USA Pericles Bakalos, bassist from France Lionel Girardeau and Boston own drummer Matt Steinberg will complete this very eclectic and exciting line-up!
“We will play many new tunes, mixing very compatible genres and tradition like raï, funk, hip hop, rom, jazz, klezmer…and with what is going on right now in the Middle East our motto World Music toward World Peace could not be any more appropriate ..”say's Jacques with conviction! "We are much psyched about this concert and so are our loyal and faithful Boston followers... Expect another sold out show!"
We're Atlas Soul and our goal, musify the planet from Equator to the Poles..(repeat twice in a music-hall groove fashion...)
The 8th Annual Boston Muslim Film Festival: El Gusto -
Movie at 6:00 PM. live music at 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
38 Newbury St #702, Boston, Massachusetts 02116 USA (617)-266-0080 [map]
Atlas Soul Acoustic Quartet is honored to be invited to play after the projection of the movie El Gusto.
Movie projection at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Atlas Soul will play a short set from 7:30 PM to 8:00 PM
About EL GUSTO:
In 2003, film director Safinez Bousbia stumbled upon the inspirational story of El Gusto, a group of Jewish and Muslim artists separated by war in Algeria more than 50 years ago, but brought together by a shared passion for Chaâbi – a musical blend of Berber, Andalusian, and Flamenco-influenced sounds meaning “of the people.” Called “The Buena Vista Social Club of Algiers,” the 20-piece El Gusto orchestra stars in Bousbia’s documentary, chronicling the transcendent power of music.
About the Boston Muslim Film Festival
The American Islamic Congress is hosting its 8th Annual Boston Muslim Film Festival from March 25th to April 11th. Our festival provides a fresh perspective into the complexity of the Muslim Community. Open dialogue on unspoken issues and tackling stereotypes surrounding the Muslim Identity is the aim for the series of films AIC has selected this year. The movies will address social issues such as American Muslim Identity, sexual harassment, Interfaith collaborations, revolutions, genocide, generation gaps, censorship, and many more—visually complementing the striking theme of this year’s film festival—“Contrast in Depth.”
1605 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, Massachusetts 02540 USA [map]
Price: Fund Raiser $15 suggested for the all day
Voyages en Francophonie revient! Dans l'enceinte du prestigieux et magnifique Cary Hall au centre ville de Lexington, rejoignez-nous pour un tour du monde francophone amusant, familial et culturel!
A free, multicultural and family-oriented event, Voyages en Francophonie 2014 will allow you to travel the French-speaking world in one day! Have fun visiting many French-speaking countries and meeting with natives and vendors! Taste and buy delicious food! Enjoy and meet artists, painters, poets, musicians with special guest stars rap artist Webster all the way from Québec and locally & globally acclaimed Atlas Soul! Details on www.efgboston.org/vef2014 or on Education Française Greater Boston's Facebook page.
$25 in advance $30 at the door (subject to availability) Free for children under 10 years old
You can buy tickets online from World Music OR by calling us at 617.912.0400 OR by stopping by our Reception desk during business hours
This is a popular event – tickets go quickly!
Gates open at 6:00pm. Music ends at 10:00 pm. This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable.
Strollers and backpacks are not allowed.
The French Cultural Center's 38th Bastille Day Party returns to Marlborough Street for what promises to be the celebration of the summer! This year's line-up, programmed by World Music/CRASHarts, Inc., will feature two exceptional francophone acts: Atlas Soulhttp://www.atlas-soul.com/, whose music blends spicy hot Afro-Mediterranean grooves and melodies with a generous dose of jazz, funk and rock and Madame Moustachehttp://www.spheremusique.com/madame-moustache/, a country-rock band hailing from Québec whose entertaining music is marked by humor and folly, seducing the most eclectic audiences.
Back Bay's beautiful Marlborough Street will be blocked off between Berkeley and Clarendon Streets to accommodate 2,000 revelers dancing in the street.
Delicious French food and drinks, including beer & wine, will be available for sale.
The French Cultural Center Bastille Day will be a party in true French style with live music and dancing in celebration of community, cultural diversity, and friendship between nations.
About Bastille Day
Bastille Day, France's national holiday, is celebrated on July 14th, commemorating the storming of the Bastille prison on that day in 1789. The holiday celebrates the people's uprising against the monarchy and espouses the three pillars of the French republic: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity.
The Arab Cultural Festival is the first ever festival organized to celebrate Arabic arts and culture at Smith College and in the Pioneer Valley. The festival showcases the arts, music, cuisine, traditions, and, most importantly, the spirit of the Arab world. * Enjoy free Arabic music, dance, poetry, calligraphy, henna hand designs, handcrafted gifts, sale of Arabic and Middle Eastern books, and activities for children and families * Learn about Five Colleges Arabic programs and study abroad opportunities and experiences * View murals from the Iraqi Children's Art Exchange: a trans-cultural project * Food available for purchase from two local restaurants: Amanouz and Mosaic Performances : · 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.Atlas Soul Rock ‘N Rai, Maghreb Funk, Chaabi Jazz 2:30 - 4:00 p.m.Layaali Arabic Ensemble Traditional Middle Eastern music 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Cheb YassinAlgerian Rai singer
What a better way to celebrate Martin Luther King week-end with two very unique bands like Atlas Soul and Timbila!
World music that Rocks would be a way to describe the evening..
Atlas Soul will feature a very special guest - Ali Amr - a young virtuoso quanunist and vocalist from Palestine.
Here is the line-up: Ali Amr : quanun, vocals Anwar maghreb : vocals, percussions Regie Gibson: vocals, percussions Jon Simmons: trombone, percussioons Perry bakalos: guitar Tim Paul Weiner: bass Matt Steinberg: drums Jacques pardo: sax, guitar, mandole
Here is our two latest video (recorded live at the Paradise Rock Club)
During an entire day, you can discover the French-speaking world through food tasting, lectures, performances, games, raffles and a concert. Each of the ten Francophone countries represented will have its own stall, offering every family member a wonderful time.With the support of the Délégation du Québec, Swissnex, and the Consulate General of France in Boston. For more information, we invite you to visit: www.efgboston.org/vef
1 Bennett Street Cambridge, MA 02138 617-876-7777 [map]
Get your ticket in advance this show will sell out! Featuring Regie Gibson (USA) - hip hop artist, Slam Poetry, Lead Vocals Anwar Maghreb (Morocco) - Lead Vocals Perry Bakalos (USA) - Guitar Jon Simmons (USA) - Trombone, Vocals Nadjim Kebir (Algeria) - Drum, Vocals Tim Paul Weiner (USA) - Electric & Acoustic Bass Boujemaa Razgui (Morocco) - Percussions, Ney, Vocals Jacques Pardo (France/Israel) - Sax, Guitar, Vocals
Atlas Soul is a band performing original music that celebrates and bridges Afro-Mediterranean melodies & grooves with Jazz, poetry, hip hop & Funk thus naturally creating music one could describe as Maghrebian-Funk, Rock’n Raï and Chaâbi-Jazz.
Expect a powerful, energetic & tight live performance guarantied to move any audience!
They have played countless prestigious venues both here and abroad such as The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Festival International de Louisiane, Africa Nights Festival etc..
“What hits hardest about Atlas Soul’s sound is the natural funk of North African music and also powerful vocals, which span fluid, passionate Gnawa melodies and husky Raï hooks. There is great wisdom in a world-music outfit that embraces divergent genres (but not so many that the sound loses its identity" Banning Eyre - Afropop Worldwide
Atlas Soul sings and rap in English, French, Arabic and Hebrew . The lyrics touch a wide variety of subjects such as love, happiness, music but also racism, oppression and poverty.
They have won or placed 3 times the Independent Music Awards, the Billboard World Song, The Unisong International, Global Rhythm Magazine, Just Plain Folks Music Awards, Boston Music Awards and many more..
"Atlas Soul's blend of jazz, funk and Middle-Eastern/Arabic grooves is a fascinating sonic stew that will catch any listener's ear. This is their second appearance on our CD's compilation. We like'em, and you will too". Global Rhythm Magazine
Philosophically and politically, Atlas Soul hopes to inspire world peace through a fusion of music and culture that gets people to the dance floor.
17 Holland Street Somerville, MA 02143 (617)776-2004 [map]
COSMOS MUSIC PRODUCTIONS & WOLF MUSIC PRESENT: Regie Gibson and the Atlas Funk All-Stars are all about groove and poetry. They are creating a special blend of intelligent Hip-Hop & Global Music, inspired by a wide range of artists such as Gil Scott- Heron, James Brown, Karim Ziad & ONB (Orchestre National de Barbes). Be ready for this special evening and ...bring your dancing shoes!
Check out the documentary AGADEZ, THE MUSIC AND THE REBELLION a film that features the music of the extraordinary Tuareg musician ‘Bombino’ – will be playing at the Brattle Cinema in Cambridge on Tuesday, July 12 at 7:30.
Maghrebian Funk and more at the BPL Courtyard -
12:30 to 1:30 PM
700 Boylston St Boston, MA 02116 USA 617-536-5400 [map]
Price: Free and open to the public
We are very exited to play this outdoor concert in the BPL courtyard!
This venue has an amazing setting with stone arches and a central fountain. We will start promptly Friday July 8th at 1/2 past noon for a one hour concert. If you are in Boston you don't want to miss this special concert!
Atlas Soul is playing an outdoor concert today @ the 28th Annual MayFair Festival at 2 PM in Harvard Square. Come and celebrate May 1st and this gorgeous spring day with us! http://www.harvardsquare.com/MayFair-2011.aspx
Celebrate Boston’s second annual Mimouna festival!
Moroccan Jews have historically marked the end of Passover by inviting their Muslim neighbors to celebrate in their homes with food and music. That’s Mimouna.
The American Islamic Congress and Prism update this cross-cultural tradition with a late night, all-cultures-invited party, spiced with the flavors of the Middle East and North Africa. Just as Moroccan Jews and their neighbors stroll from home to home to share in the festivities, partygoers will experience room after room of filled with food, drink, film, photography, spoken word, comedy, music, henna and art.
Featuring: Atlas Soul Club d'Elf Hebrew Mamita Vanessa Hidary Tissa Hami Amoud Ilan Bar-Lavi Spirit of Sepharad Boujemaa Razguii and Elias Cohen and other activities, including an interactive picture experience, henna tattoos and a creative, do-it-yourself art exhibition.
Presented by the Project Nur/American Islamic Congress and Prism/New Center for Arts and Culture
*Food and cash bar additional cost* This event was completely sold out last year, so be sure to purchase your tickets early!
$20 Young Adult Advanced / Price $30 for 40 years old and over / $40 Cash-Only at Door $20 Student V I P $100 Adult (starts at 7pm, includes cocktail party & private screening)
Celebrate a year of dynamic cultural programming and help support AIC's New England Council. Enjoy complimentary cuisine at Club Cafe and a special musical performance by Atlas Soul, a cross-cultural music experience incorporating elements of jazz, funk and rock with North African and Middle Eastern traditional melodies and grooves. Take in a fashion show blending modern and traditional styles from across the Muslim world. A brief ceremony will highlight breakthrough local events of 2010 and recognize outstanding community leaders. Plus, don’t miss a charity silent auction with items from local businesses, including a one-night stay at the Liberty Hotel.
Fire breathing. Chocolate debauchery. The legendary ghost pepper.
Experience New York’s hottest fall tradition with seven bands from chile-loving nations around the world, including Indian bhangra and brass, a Haitian dance fête, and Brooklyn’s own ukulele gals. Sample goodies from today’s hottest chocolatiers and cast your vote at the Chile Chocolate Takedown. Delight in spicy cooking demos by top NYC chefs and enjoy sizzling sauces, pickles, and other red-hot specialties. Don't miss your chance to savor the fiery flavor…Brooklyn style.
Rock 'n Funk World Music in Somerville! -
70 Union Square Somerville, MA 02143 617-623-9211 [map]
An evening of World Music, Funk, Jazz, Fun and Dancing!!!
3 awesome bands:
9:00 PM Persian Blue
10:00 PM Atlas Soul
11:30 PM The Diversions
Precinct is this real nice, friendly and intimate little club in the heart of Union Square in Somerville. Make sure you say that you are coming for Atlas Soul.
1627 Beacon St Brookline, MA 02446 (617) 566-3340 [map]
Originals, Jazz and French standards with a North-African twist!
A cross-cultural approach to the jazz vocabulary in one of the best kept secret Russian (and delicious) restaurant..how about that for a multicultural evening!
212 Hampshire Street Cambridge, MA 02139 617 876 9330 [map]
We are back at Ryles for a great show! We 'll play new tunes and have many special guests...
Bring your dancing shoes!
Feedback we got from our last shows..(Thanks, it means a lot to us!)
October 13, 2009
â€œ On a scale of 1-10, Atlas Soul is way beyond a 10! The musicians are extremely talented, spirited, professional. The music is a nice blend of musical funk, world, jazz...even a hint of hip hop beats. Great energy & an engaging interaction with the audience, it was easy for the band to rouse the crowd to dance, clap and sing along throughout the show for an incredibly fun time! Sets were long & satisfying, the one break very brief. I loved the band, all of the music, danced all night and place them among on the best bands I've seen in a long time! It was a great time for all! A must see for folks who love this style of music and who love to dance. â€
January 5, 2010
Wow. Three thumbs up! What a great evening, even though Atlas Soul only played one set. Excellent band - the best I've seen in a Boston club - If what I saw last night was typical, these guys are NYC-quality, no problem. More specifically - 1) the mix of genres (funk, North African, soul, jazz, world) really was as described and it all worked really well together, each element coming out distinctly at different times, but all of it blending together smoothly and unbelievably well; 2) their music is great to dance to; and 3) even though the music itself has a really nice raw energy, they're the most professional-sounding band I've seen in a club in Boston - each member by himself could probably make any lesser band worth seeing just bc that member is so good; all together, they have a nicely polished sound, and are really "together" as a band.
247 Washington Street Somerville, MA 02143 USA [map]
Blue Kitabu is hosting a night of live music at Cantina La Mexicana on February 26 from 9 PM to 1 AM.
All of the proceeds will benefit Blue Kitabu. Come by for a delicious dinner and make an impact by supporting our school in Ghana!
Live music will be provided by multi-cultural award winning group ATLAS SOUL and ZMP Band.
Tickets are $25 and include 5 raffle tickets and an all you can eat Mexican buffet; they can be purchased on our website (http://www.bluekitabu.org/page8.html) beforehand or at the door.
for more info please visit:
4544 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60625 USA BOX OFFICE: 773.728.6000 for res [map]
Price: Free ticketed event. $5 suggeste
Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall :: 4544 N Lincoln Ave.
North African Percussion Workshop
Thursday 12/03/2009 at 6:00 PM
with Atlas Soul
4544 N Lincoln Ave
Atlas Soul (see World Music Wednesday concert on December 2) will give a workshop on the music of the Maghreb with a special emphasis on the percussion and melodic structure. Atlas Soul will demonstrate how to blend jazz, rock and funk with North African and Middle Eastern melodies and grooves. Students may bring their own instruments although they are not required for participation.
212 Hamshire Street Cambridge, MA 02139 617-876-9330 [map]
Are you in town this Saturday night? Come and join Atlas Soul for a cross-cultural music experience! bring your dancing shoes..
The hallmark of the North African musical tradition is an openness to others. Musicians from this culture effortlessly blend centuries-old rhythms, instruments and melodic concepts with modern ideas and innovations from the world over, creating a constantly changing panorama of styles. Jacques Pardo and Atlas Soul exemplify this spirit. In their second CD, Mabrouka, the group serves up a tantalizing stew of musical styles. The delighted listener hears the influences of jazz, Latin, flamenco, French hip-hop and the traditional North African music, all blended with the deft and sure hand of a master chef. Great vocals top off the warm and savory instrumental mix.
Mike Crager - CDbaby.com