Posts Tagged Ethio-jazz
Tuesday 7th June, 2016 – from 7pm
Yes, the LEGEND himself, MULATU ASTATKE will be performing at NORTHSIDE! Together with his band Black Jesus Experience, they have recorded a new album called CRADLE OF HUMANITY. They will be officially releasing and performing the entire album live at Northside Records. They will also have exclusive VINYL copies of the new album available for sale at the show (this will be first time the record will be available).
This is a unique honour for Northside Records. To have an artist of the calibre of the man who invented the sound ETHIO JAZZ is amazing. And in turn – for you the public to be able to see someone of the stature in such an intimate setting is equally unique. Both his MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL shows have sold out and this could be your last chance to see the master. Not to be missed.
Whilst the official album launch and vinyl release is June 7, we already have copies of the new album available on CD, and you can cop a listen right now on Bandcamp blackjesusexperience.bandcamp.com Damn – the new versions of NETSASET and YEKATIT on here are smokin! Blowin’ up from Mebourne to Addis Ababa.
Tickets are now on sale for the upcoming Mulatu show, featuring the one and only Mulatu Astatke, backed by Melbourne’s own The Black Jesus Experience. This time we’re in for a real treat with the tour being billed as ‘RARE GEMS FROM THE ADDIS ABABA CRATES’, hopefully that means all the classics and other masterpieces that we’ve all been hoping he might play during past tours. JOINTS LIKE THIS!
Tickets at Northside $40+BF. Don’t sleep –> and don’t miss Chris Gill bringing mad Ethio-heat, dancefloor action and the usual pulsating primitive rhythms that you be diggin…
JUNE 10 – ORDER OF MELBOURNE
This Sunday night, June 10 (Queens Birthday Eve) is another explosion of African-inspired music in Melbourne. Featuring two of Melbourne’s finest exponents of afrobeat, african-groove and ethio-sounds, The Black Jesus Experience and The Afrobiotics, it’s gonna be LARGE!
If you dig the sounds of Fela, Tony Allen, Mulatu, Poets of Rhythm or Anitbalas, you need to get your thing together and get on up. If you’ve never heard of any of the artists I’m name-dropping – or the bands performing at this gig, you ain’t living. This is real music for real people.
FROM PRESS RELEASE:
“The Black Jesus Experience bring the sounds of Ethiopia, combined with 5 continents of funk to the Melbourne massive. In 2012 BJX played to crowds at major European festivals including Glastonbury and a tour of Ethiopia! BJX are also the band of choice for the Father of Ethiojazz, Mulatu Astatke, with numerous tours under their belts. This collaboration has been so enjoyable and creative that Mulatu and BJX continue to tour Australia and Europe together and recently won The Age ‘Best Tour’ award.”
“The Afrobiotics are a six piece band that breathe new life into the sounds of West Africa and bring a powerful message of resistance to the next generation of afro-beat. This is afro- beat medicine administered directly to your soul.”