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Boston, MA | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

Boston, MA | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
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"Jon Dorn, Boston Celtic Music Festival Organizer"

“Soulsha had the crowd up on its feet and dancing at Boston Celtic Music Festival…. Their high-energy fusion of sounds brought an exciting youthful energy to the festival, closing out the day-time part of our festival with a party.”

-Jon Dorn, Festival Organizer, Boston Celtic Music Festival -

"Alasdair Fraser"

“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!” -

"The Noise Boston"

"…sure to turn anyone into a dancer. …vibrant and never repetitive. …Truly unlike any other jazz or Celtic band out there…."

~Kathryn Leeber (The Noise Boston) - Kathryn Leeber

"Boston Irish Reporter"

"…this is purely infectious stuff… It’s fresh, bold and exciting, and defies you to listen without moving and grooving to the beat." - Sean Smith

"Amazing Things Arts Center"

“Soulsha is truly unique. And one of the most exciting bands I’ve ever seen. Can’t have them here often enough!” - Ellen Sturgis


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Soulsha is a party, a revolution, and an adventure through different traditions. It brings together some of Boston’s top musicians in Scottish, West African, and Funk music to create a sound you won’t find anywhere else on the planet.

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, reminding us that we’re all in this together.

Many of the members are virtuosic and highly esteemed tradition-bearers in their styles. The music they’ve created is a conversation between cultures that breaks down all the boundaries, moving the audience to abandon their assumptions as they lose themselves on the dance floor.

While it shares obvious roots with Afro-Celt Sound System’s electronic fusion, the funk-inspired sound of Soulsha puts tradition and interchange center stage, bringing the party energy of Rebirth Brass Band, and the cultural gravitas of masters like Malian Toumani Diabaté. The sound is fun but deep, fresh but familiar, immigrant and yet deeply American.

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