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On Valentines Eve, One ticket gets you into two incredible shows: Jazz is Dead upstairs at The Echo & The Return of 70’s Ethiopian Funk God, Ayalew Mesfin w/ Debo Band downstairs at The Echoplex • Will be one for the books! •
The love is real, Los Angeles ❤
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The Return of Ayalew Mesfin, The 70’s Ethiopian Funk God!
February 13th, 2018
Vinyl Me, Please., Now Again Records and ArtDontSleep present:
The Return of Ayalew Mesfin w/ Debo Band
With opening performances by:
Wondem and Ethio Cali
DJ sets by
+ Special Surprise Guests
Echoplex 1154 Glendale Blvd, LA, CA. 90026
21+ tickets @ $20
From the album Hasabe (My Worries), a Now-Again x Vinyl Me, Please release, coming January 23. Ayalew Mesfin is among the legends of a 1970s Ethiopian funk era whose music was forced underground by his country’s government. Now, over 40 years later, his triumphant return gives us a chance to discover a rare & beautiful moment in music history.
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We’ve been working really hard on this and we are excited to be presenting it to you.
If you purchase entry into one of the events, you will be granted entry into both events. This is a very special one time happening and only going down in Los Angeles!
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Tagged Art, ArtDontSleep, Ayalew Mesfin, Dexter Story, Funk, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Hip Hop, Live Music, live music los angeles, Live Performances, Novena Carmel, nowagain, THE ECHOPLEX, vinyl, vinyl me please, vinyl records, wyldeflower
FREE summer concerts in the heart of Downtown L.A.
This evening hosted by KCRW DJ Tom Schnabel
We are particularly honored in this 80th birthday year of The High Priestess of Soul, to celebrate one of the most extraordinary artists and icons of American music, the inimitable Nina Simone. A fiery, passionate, revolutionary and uncompromising artist and storyteller who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, and love throughout her magnificent body of work.
Young, Gifted, and Nina is a must-see tribute to one of the most distinguished and beloved artist of our time featuring a powerful and dynamic lineup of:
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Alan Lightner – percussion & steel pan
Carlos Nino – percussion
Jacques Lesure – guitar
Jamire Williams – drums
Joey Dosik – alto saxophone, aux keys
JP Maramba – acoustic & electric bass
Ron Bishop – piano
Steve Nalepa- visual narrative
Vardan Ovsepian- piano, synthesizer
+ Jeremy Sole KCRW- special invocation DJ set & narrative
and surprise guests
Music directed by multi-instrumentalist Dexter Story and curated and produced by Jonathan Rudnick.
*Complimentary bike valet will be available on the Upper Plaza
For more info: www.grandperformances.org
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Tagged Alan Lightner, Carlos Niño, Dexter Story, Dwight Trible, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Jacques Lesure, Jamire Williams, Jeremy Sole, Jimetta Rose, Joey Dosik, Joi Gilliam, JP Maramba, KCRW, Nina Simone, Patrice Quinn, Ron Bishop, Sonja Marie, Steve Nalepa, Vardan Ovsepian, Waberi Jordan
A new short film featuring free from soulshifters.
directed by chad ross (via cerberusplayground)