Published: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013
Los Angeles (TADIAS) — Ethio Cali — a Los Angeles-based Ethiopian jazz ensemble, led by trumpeter, arranger and composer, Todd Simon, and other musicians from Southern California will play in Los Angeles this weekend. The event is hosted by the Grand Performances, one of the state’s largest presenter of free performing arts programs. Organizers note: “The Ethio Cali ensemble’s sublime sound is inspired by the Golden Age of Ethiopian music of the 1960’s and 70’s, filtered through a lens that is uniquely Los Angeles.”
Acknowledging the diverse musical foundations of Ethio-jazz, the ensemble also draws inspiration from the rhythmic and melodic textures of Sudan, Somalia, Ghana, and Columbia. For their debut performance at Grand Performances, Ethio Cali is joined by special guest Ethiopian-born, Australia-based vocalist and masenqo player Dereb Desalegn aka Dereb The Ambassador for what is sure to be a spirited and majestic night of music.
If You Go:
Friday, July 26, 2013 – 8 pm
350 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071
Free | All ages
More at www.ethiocali.com.
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