Monthly Archives: October 2014

TEZETA w/ ETHIO CALI – Nov 2, 2014

On Sunday, November 2nd, Ethio Cali will play two sets of music inspired by the concept of Tezeta.

Tezeta, an Amharic word from Ethiopia, loosely translates to nostalgia or longing. Tezeta is also one of the popular musical scales found in Ethiopia. Typically, Tezeta is associated with the memory of love lost, or the longing one feels when living far from home or their place of birth. It triggers emotions similar to that of saudade in Portuguese music, duende in flamenco, or the blues in America.

We hope you’ll join us for this special night of Tezeta at the blue whale.
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featuring:

TODD SIMON – (trumpet, music director, arranging)
KAMASI WASHINGTON – (saxophone)
RANDAL FISHER – (saxophone)
PATRICK BAILEY (bass)
DAMON AARON – (guitar)
ALAN LIGHTNER – (steel pan / percussion)
STEVE HANEY – (percussion)
DEXTER STORY – (keys, guitar, arranging)
TE’AMIR YOHANNES SWEENEY – (drums, percussion)

special guests:

VARDAN OVSEPIAN – (piano)
ARTYOM MANUKYAN – (cello)
YARED TESHALE – (vocals)

+ Traditional Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony by AZLA VEGAN
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

$15 cover

Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 620-0908

Ethio-Cali Residency At The Blue Whale Oct 5th

We’re excited to be back playing in one of our favorite venues in the city as we kick off our fall residency at the Blue Whale. On Sunday, October 5th, we’ll be highlighting the history and widespread influence of latin music on the African continent. We will explore the ways in which clave-based Cuban music and New York Salsa led to the development of vibrant local scenes in countries like the Congo, Senegal, Benin, and Ethiopia.

Amara Toure, Gnonnas Pedro, El Rego, and Orchestra Baobab are some of the luminaries of this genre that we’ll be paying tribute to on this special night. We will also have some special guests featured in the rhythm and horn sections.
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featuring:
TODD SIMON – (trumpet, music director, arranging)
RANDAL FISHER – (saxophone)
DEXTER STORY – (keys, guitar, arranging)
DAMON AARON – (guitar)
ALAN LIGHTNER – (steel pan / percussion)
TE’AMIR YOHANNES SWEENEY – (drums, percussion)

special guests:
JOSIEL PEREZ – (trumpet)
BRANDON EUGENE OWENS – (bass)
RICHI PANTA – (percussion)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5

$15 / 21+ / 8pm–12am

Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 620-0908

Residency Dates: October 5, Nov 2, December 7

16th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival

16th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival

The 16th Annual Eagle Rock Music Festival

Produced by Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
Presented by Councilman José Huizar

Saturday, October 4, 2014
4pm-10pm

On Colorado Blvd.
between Eagle Rock Blvd. and Argus Dr.

$10 Suggested Donation (kids under 14 free)

YOUR DONATION SUPPORTS ARTS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

Prepay through Ticketfly.com:

Supporter – $10 exclusive digital download, featuring handpicked tracks from artists/bands playing ERMF this year, and access to FastTrack Entrance

VIP – $20 exclusive digital download, featuring handpicked tracks from artists/bands playing ERMF this year, FastTrack Entrance, access to the VIP area in front of Center Stage, a pair of tickets to an upcoming CFAER show (subject to availability), and our exclusive ERMF T-Shirt

Ticketfly Link
http://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/677249?utm_medium=bks

Over 30 bands & DJ’s, 6 Unique Stages, Food Trucks, Local Eagle Rock Businesses, Arts & Crafts, and more.

Lineup
http://eaglerockmusicfestival.org/

Volunteer!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Lzz_ZJk4Sbh3q3yoy85K4kk2ZsGw22ybbFkeMwV5qgU/viewform

Set times and surprise announcements coming soon!

Thank You to our sponsors!
http://eaglerockmusicfestival.org/sponsors/