Soulsha is a Boston-based band combining Scottish and West-African traditional music with funk, highlife, and afrobeat. The name is a reference to the Scots-Gaelic word soillse, meaning a ray of light, elucidation, or “the light that happens.” This 8-piece collective brings together some of the Boston area’s top musicians in (at least) three genres: Scottish, West African, and Funk music. This is a sound you have never heard before. They bring you blood-pumping arrangements of funky original songs, covers from some of their favourite Scottish and West African musicians, and even traditional Gaelic songs, all riding a maelstrom of high energy rhythms and New Orleans-inspired horn lines.
This band has a mission to reveal the rhythmic, melodic, and spiritual connections between traditional Scottish and traditional West African music, in an idiom updated through the evolutions of Funk, Afro-Beat, Highlife, and New Orleans music. No one will be left unmoved, or seated, as the celebratory exuberance of these diverse cultures unites on stage, reminding us never to forget that we’re all in this together. Get ready for Afro-Celtic Funk Nation!
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