Mulatu Astatke and Black Jesus Experience released a new song “Lijay”.
Mulatu Astatke and Black Jesus Experience released a new song “Lijay” the second single, after “Kulun Mankwaleshi” from their new collaborative album “To Know Without Knowing” (Agogo Records). The previous record “Cradle With Humanity” came out in 2016. This one was recorded in Melbourne, Australia and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and contains Ethio-jazz at its best with some Aussie funky flavors.
Watch the video to Mulatu Astatke and Black Jesus Experience new song “Lijay” the second single their second album together “To Know Without Knowing”. Video below:
Mulatu Astatke is the Father of Ethio-Jazz and one of Africa's most influential and enduring musical figures. Black Jesus Experience is a community of artists, centered around a twelve-piece global-funk-machine born of Australia's vibrant multiculturalism. Mulatu and the band met in Addis Ababa in 2009, embarking on both a musical relationship and a friendship that has led Mulatu Astake to describe Black Jesus Experience as, "My favourite backing band, ...they’re family.”
Listen to Mulatu Astatke and BJE new song “Lijay” the second single from their second album together “To Know Without Knowing”. Audio below:
Mulatu Astatke and Black Jesus Experience new album “To Know Without Knowing” will come out through Agogo Records on 29th June 2020.
Personnel: Mulatu Astatke Enushu Taye Peter Harper Ian Dixon Liam Monkhouse Richard Rose James Davies Zac Lister Bob Sedergreen
Tracklist: 1. Mulatu 2. Ambassa Lemdi 3. Kulun Mankwaleshi 4. Living On Stolen Land 5. To Know Without Knowing 6. Lijay 7. Blue Light 8. Mascaram Setaba 9. A Chance To Give
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