Photos of Saidah Baba Talibah in concert at the Beaches International Jazz Festival

Photo of Saidah Baba Talibah singng with  Irina Angelov at the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

Saidah Baba Talibah and Irina Angelov singing at the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

Concerts are an opportunity to see and hear some amazing musicians. The emphasis is on seeing. Concerts are a visual experience. If that were not the case, then we would just play a CD or DVD on the home stereo.

Photo of Chad Davis, drumming with Saidah Baba Talibah at the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

Chad Davis, drumming with Saidah Baba Talibah at the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

There are thousands of great Musicians. Yet some become popular. Everything else being equal, I believe it comes down to how well the band performs in concert. Then on a rare occasion, one gets to see a real diamond shining brightly on stage. Yes, I’m now talking about Saidah Baba Talibah.

Photo of Heather Crawford playing guitar with Saidah Baba Talibah at the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

Photo of Heather Crawford playing guitar with Saidah Baba Talibah at the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

In no time Saidah Baba Talibah commanded everyone’s attention, during her set at the Beaches International Jazz Festival. She quickly brought the audience under her spell. Her performance is energy filled, yet sensual. She moves with style and grace on the stage. Her creamy smooth vocals, are like icing to cover that that luscious “visual” cake she creates.

Photo of Saidah Baba Talibah in concert at the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

Saidah Baba Talibah in concert at the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

I had never seen this band perform. I had listened to people rave about them. To put it mildly, I was blown away beyond all expectations by their performance.

Photo of Saidah Baba Talibah and Meg Dolovich, in concert, at the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

Saidah Baba Talibah and Meg Dolovich, in concert, at the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

I believe that CP24 was there filming the concerts. Someone came over to the fellow doing the video recording for CP24 and told him to get ready as Saidah Baba Talibah was about to hit the stage. The guy was told to expect to get some amazing video during her set. I’m 100% sure that he did.

Saidah Baba Talibah in concert at the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

Saidah Baba Talibah in concert at the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

Their whole set seemed to flow so easily. It takes lots and lots of practice and experience to pull that off. It also takes a deep desire by the musicians to keep plugging away, until it all just seems to fall into place.

Photo of Saidah Baba Talibah in concert at the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

Saidah Baba Talibah in concert at the Beaches International Jazz Festival.

Along with plenty of experience and drive, I suspect that Saidah’s gene pool helped form her amazing voice. Her mother is “Canada’s First Lady of Blues”, Salome Bey. Have a read thru the Wikipedia page about her Mom, by clicking the following: Salome Bey Wiki.

I usually do not like to cover more than one concert by a musician. Sure I’ll go and listen, but not shoot. Saidah Baba Talibah is one band, that I look forward to shooting again and again. Their sound is Spell Bindingly awesome. Oh, did I mention that I really liked their performance?

This is one band that you must see. Saidah Baba Talibah is a unique musical treasure. Go and see this diamond shine on stage…

You can also visit the Band’s official Facebook page by clicking on the following link: Saidah Baba Talibah on Facebook.

I will be adding more pics to the concert photo gallery, which can be found by clicking the following: Saidah Baba Talibah Photo Gallery.

UPDATE: If you are in the and around the Toronto GTA area, then mark your calendars for Friday Aug 02. Why? Because Saidah Baba Talibah will be enthralling the audience at Yonge Dundas Square. Ride The Tiger will be the warm-up act. Show starts around 8PM. Always check the following Official Website for Yonge Dundas Square to confirm the show: Yonge Dundas Square Aug 02 Concert.

For our readers living in Calgary,  Saidah Baba Talibah will be lighting up Stage #4 and your minds on Friday Jul 26. Where? At the Calgary Folk Music Festival. The show start time is listed as 8:50pm. Please confirm the start time, as this is one artist you seriously do not want to miss. Click the following link for details. When you get to that page, just scroll down towards the bottom. Do not pick the letter S at the top, as Saidah Baba Talibah did not come up in their web filter. You must scroll near the bottom of the list – about 1/4 of the way before you hit the bottom: Calgary Folk Music Festival Concert info for Friday July 26.

UPDATE 2: The Siadah Baba Talibah official Facebook page has the concert listed as starting at 6pm on Friday July 26 in Calgary. Confirm the times when you arrive at the Festival. Honestly, you would not want arrive late to their performance or miss it. I would go by info posted on the Band’s Facebook page versus the Festival site page. Again, please check the show times when you arrive at the concert venue…

UPDATE 3: If you can’t make the Friday show in Calgary, apparently they have a 2nd Calgary concert on Sat July 27. Listed to start at 6pm at the same location as the Fri show.. Please check the official Saidah Baba Talibah Facebook page for event details. Some may be lucky and make it to both of their concerts. Everything in this post is subject to change without notice. Always confirm all concert dates and times with the concert venue…

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