SEPTEMBER 21, 2012
Video Selecter: Souljazz Orchestra
Get Down With Canada's Funkiest On "Conquering Lion"by Tom Pryor
Each week Nat Geo Music scours the far corners of the internet to bring you the coolest new videos from around the globe.
This week we return to The Great White North - or should we say, the funky, multicultural colossus that is Canada today - with Ottawa's incomparable Souljazz Orchestra, who just kicked off their first world tour in support of their latest album, Solidarity (Strut).
The album was meticulously recorded on vintage analog gear, so it's fitting that the album's first official video would be produced using vintage analog video cameras as well.
Directed by Craig Allen Conoley and shot at the Mercury Lounge in the band's hometown of Ottawa, Ontario, the "Conquering Lion" video captures Souljazz Orchestra's blistering live performance with style.
We've reprinted their North American tour dates after the video - for complete world tour dates, consult the band's website.
And, most of all, don't sleep on Souljazz!
Souljazz Orchestra 2012 North American 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