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Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd's 'Holding It Down' Out Sept. 10th

Anthony Dean-Harris
Editor-in-Chief
anthony.deanharris@nextbop.com / @i_ADH

The wait and the talk has been going around for a while now, but finally Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd's latest album, Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project, is due to release September 10th on Pi Recordings.

excerpts from Holding It Down: The Veterans' Dreams Project

The album, which the pair have spent the last three years working on, tells the stories of veterans of the US wars in Iraq & Afghanistan and the impact on these veterans' lives. This is a recording of years of work commissioned by and performed for New York's Harlem Stage based on various interviews with veterans of these wars from the front lines, patrols, the drone pilot control rooms, and more, ensuring these stories are told in dynamic ways showing the full impact these conflicts have had on these people and the American tapestry. More information is at the Pi Recordings website. In the meantime, hold tight until September 10th.