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Soulsha at the Linda

It's not every week that a band comes to our area that defies standard musical categorizing. Soulsha appears to be such a band. Publicity materials say Soulsha "formed through a series of serendipitous meetings in the thriving and intersecting multicultural melting pot of Boston. ... In Soulsha, they saw a chance to bridge divides. 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." And what is everyone getting lost in? There's more: "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, and the joy of music rises above all differences, reminding us that we're all in this together." Sounds like a pretty cool way to get together. Videos capturing the group's self-described Afro-Celtic sound can be found on their website,

8 p.m. Friday. $15/$18. WAMC's The Linda, 339 Central Ave., Albany. 518-465-5233.