Socalled is Josh Dolgin, a pianist, producer, rapper, singer, journalist, photographer, filmmaker, magician, cartoonist and puppet maker based in Montreal, Quebec. The subject of “The Socalled Movie”, a feature documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada, he has been making records and touring the world with his own band and as a “sideman” for over a decade. His “Socalled Seder” was hailed as one of the greatest records of new Jewish Music, his “Hiphopkhasene” won a German grammy for world music album of the year… the video for “You Are Never Alone”, the critically acclaimed single from his breakthrough album “Ghettoblaster”, was viewed by almost 3 million people on Youtube. He has lectured and led master classes in music festivals around the world, from Moscow to Paris, London to LA, and has performed on every continent in the world except India. Recently he donned a producer’s hat, working on albums for, amongst others, “Abraham Inc” featuring Fred Wesley and David Krakauer, Geoff Berner, and Enrico Macias. His list of collaborators knows no boundaries: over the years he has played or recorded with Gonzales, Fred Wesley, Boban Markovic, the Mighty Sparrow, Lhasa, George Clinton, Roxanne Shante, Irving Fields, Killah Priest, Matisyahu, Theodore Bikel, Enrico Macias, Derrick Carter…”Sleepover”, his new album, was released this Spring.
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