Get Ready to Let Loose and Turn the Funk up! Soulsha is coming to Surrey Civic Theatres
Surrey, BC - IN BRIEF: Get your funk on and bust a move with Boston-based band, Soulsha at Surrey Arts Centre on Saturday. February 22, 2020, 8
Surrey, BC - IN BRIEF: Get your funk on and bust a move with Boston-based band, Soulsha at Surrey Arts Centre on Saturday.
February 22, 2020, 8 pm Surrey Arts Centre 13750–88 Avenue, Surrey, BC. Box Office: 604-501-5566 Tickets Online: tickets.surrey.ca
"Multi-talented and visionary, Soulsha is more than a fresh breeze blowing; it’s a tsunami of hope and high energy intercultural awareness washing onto our shores just when we need it. DANCE and ACT now!"—Scottish Fiddler
January 2020–This February 22, in the Studio Theatre at Surrey Arts Centre, join Soulsha, an Afro-Celtic Funk band who bring together Scottish, West African, and Funk music to create an unforgettable live experience.
Soulful call and response singing, masterful improvisation, traditional Senegalese and Scottish dancing and incredible energy make every Soulsha show an unforgettable live experience. Intricate rhythms, soaring bagpipe melodies, and New Orleans-infused horn lines come together seamlessly, and the joy of music reminds audiences of the connection of the human spirit and that we're all in this journey of life together.
Elias Alexander, who plays the bagpipes, fiddle, whistle, and is also one of the band’s singers, says the secret to Soulsha's success is that their high-octane performances are so infectious; audiences 'catch' the band’s energy, and in turn, really let loose themselves. "Our shows are always really fun and full of life. There is a lot of musical improv and dance, and we enjoy ourselves on stage so much, and audiences really connect to that. Soulsha is a unique collaboration between different traditional music, like Senegalese and Celtic, and often people come to our shows for one of those traditional styles but leave discovering a new sound. Watching people discover a new sound, and making new musical connections is a really exciting and beautiful thing to be a part of and we are all so proud of that."
Soulsha have toured throughout the US, performing at venues and festivals across the country. This will be their first time performing in Canada and on the West Coast and Alexander said, "The whole band is really excited about this trip—we can't wait!"Tickets for the show are $24 and can be bought online at: tickets.surrey.ca or from the box office at 604-501-5566.
(Saturday) 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Surrey Arts Centre
13750–88 Avenue, Surrey, BC.