LAL plays Coast Salish Territories, Vancouver!

Posted by admin on Jul 7th, 2008

Local launch of 3rd highly acclaimed independent album DEPORTATION !
With guest performers- Zenobia Salik + others

Thursday, July 24th. Doors at 8 pm. Show at 8:30 pm. All-ages venue.  Cellar Jazz Club. 3611 W. Broadway (right on #99 B-line) [it’s way west, but it’s gonna be worth it!] $6-12 (sliding scale). Donation of partial proceeds to No One Is Illegal. For info email or

“Sound-wise, Deportation is as compelling as its subject matter.”- Toronto Star.

LAL’s music is the outcome of a collaboration between vocalist RosinaKazi, electronic music composer and producer Nick Murray (a.k.a. “Murr”),bassist Ian DeSouza, and percussionist Rakesh Tewari. All their recordshave been released to much acclaim, including their previous release beingawarded Best Soul Album 2004 by prominent Canadian music rag Exclaim!Magazine.

LAL is a protest band representing Uganda, Bangladesh, Barbados and India.The new record is called ‘Deportation’ and it was creatively triggered by9/11 and it’s affects, the deportation of Queen Nzinga [an artist andactivist who was deported to Costa Rica on International Women’s Day inToronto in 2004], and many others, Project Threadbare [a campaign to stopthe deportation of 24 Pakistani men due to racist immigration and nationalsecurity measures], our experiences as migrant peoples, our travels, andthose we’ve met along the way, our thoughts & spirits as individuals andcommunities. We are grateful for the opportunity to make music that speaksto issues of social justice.

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