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The Souljazz Orchestra - "Cartão Postal" (stream) + Tour Dates

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Thursday, Aug 23, 2012
by PopMatters Staff
It's music for your body and head.

The Souljazz Orchestra‘s upcoming album Solidarity releasing 18 September via Strut Records is a delicious mix of summery semba and samba that’ll have you getting jiggy on the dancefloor. But there are some serious ideas behind the warm jams. The group has just released a stream of “Cartão Postal”, which looks at the contrast between the glitzy beach tourist resorts and the surrounding poverty of the locals. It’s music for your body and head. The group will tour North American in the late autumn and tour dates are below the jump.



  
TOUR DATES
Sep 22 - Ottawa, ON - Babylon
Nov 09 - Toronto, ON - Wrongbar
Nov 10 - Kingston, ON - The Mansion
Nov 15 - Québec, QC - Le Cercle
Nov 16 - Montréal, QC - Le Belmont
Nov 17 - Gatineau, QC - Petit Chicago
Nov 28 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground **
Nov 29 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall **
Nov 30 - New York, NY - Webster Hall **
Dec 01 - Washington, DC - Jammin’ Java
Dec 02 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live **
Dec 04 - Buffalo, NY - Nietche’s **
Dec 05 - Columbus, OH - Woodlands Tavern **
Dec 06 - Detroit, MI - Pike Room **
Dec 07 - Chicago, IL - The Empty Bottle **
Dec 08 - Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock

** - w/ Zongo Junction

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