For Immediate Release
|Title:||-KASSAV Comes to S.O.B.’s Meet the Press on July 25th–|
–Pre-Celebration to Concert at Amazura in Queens– NEW YORK, N.Y., Tues. July 22, 2008 – On Friday, July 25th , S.O.B.’s invites you to meet the members of Caribbean Super-Group, Kassav , up-close-and-personal. The creators of zouk music, Kassav will be in NYC for an exclusive live performance, presented by S.O.B.’s, at Amazura in Queens on Saturday, July 26th. To preview this momentous concert event, Kassav will make a special appearance at S.O.B.’s weekly Friday Manhattan Haitian Dance Party, to meet with their fans and members of the press. S.O.B.’s weekly Manhattan Haitian Dance Party is the longest running French Caribbean party in Manhattan, having featured the most popular groups in Konpa and Zouk like T-Vice, Tabou Combo, Sweet Micky and many more. In addition to Kassav’s appearance, there will be a live performance by DO-LA , an innovative young band that combines the sounds of konpa and R&B.
Kassav performed a legendary sold-out concert at S.O.B.’s in July 2007, which was reviewed by Jon Pareles of the New York Times , who described the show: “”with a sold-out audience at S.O.B.’s, Kassav had obviously not been forgotten. Audience members shouted along on nearly every song, singing not only the words but also the zigzagging horn-section lines. And Kassav ‘ has had so many hits it had to pack them into medleys.”" This performance created such a demand for the group that they had to return this year at a larger venue, this time armed with material from their new album All U Need Is Zouk. Since the album’s release, the heat has been turned up a notch, and Kassav has toured non-stop in front of sold-out audiences, including six back-to-back sellouts at the Zenith in Paris.
Zouk means “”party”" in Creole and is a rhythmic style of dance music, with origins in Guadeloupe and Martinique, and Kassav lives up to the genre’s name; every Kassav has consistently yielded hit songs, classics and set the bar higher for creativity and showmanship. Fans not lucky enough to catch Kassav ’s performance last year at S.O.B.’s, now have the opportunity to catch them up-close-and-personal.
What: Manhattan Haitian Dance Party with Meet-and-Greet with Kassav
When: Friday, July 25th at 11:45pm
Where: S.O.B.’s, 204 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014
Ticket Info: Men $15/Ladies Free
Press Contact: Alex Damashek, [email protected], 212-243-4940
Cynthia Karaha, [email protected], 917- 972- 9197