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We are pleased to announce that Munit + Jorg are finally making their way to DC for their first US tour. Opening for them is DC's own Feedel Band. We'll also have a special DJ set by Toothpick.
Get ready for a night of Ethio-soul and Ethio-Jazz and some funky grooves provided by our DJ.
Munit + Jorg : Coming to America :: East Coast Tour + CD Release Party
w/ Feedel Band + Dj set by ToothPick
Monday July 1st
Tropicalia // 2001 14th st NW (lower level)
Doors at 7pm
Adv Tix : $15 // DOS : $20
About Munit and Jorg
Munit and Jörg have been creating a most unique, exciting andenergized blend of Ethio-Acoustic Soul music in Addis Abeba, aroundEthiopia and the world! They are an exciting, multi-generationallyattractive and innovative musical team. Munit and Jörg already have agreat following due to their previous album, their single and musicvideo (Noro Noro), their entertaining live concerts and their manyradio and television appearances.
Munit and Jörg have performed in many festivals around the country,such as the Ethiopian Music Festival, Fêtes de la Musique, Reggae bythe Nile, the Acacia Jazz and World Music Festival (in 2010 and 2011)and at Selam Festival.In 2012, they also traveled and performed in Egypt and did a festivaltour in Spain after winning a spot through a competition put togetherby the Spanish Embassy and Casa Africa. Among the more than 14 bandsthat competed in the Vis-a-Vis initiative, Munit and Jörg were chosenby a high level team of Spanish festival organizers and producers asone of two bands to represent Ethiopia in a tour in Spain where theyperformed at the 21st Canarias Jazz y Más Music Festival on threeCanary Islands and at Pireneos Sur and finally at Festival Etnosur.They were received with tremendous love and ovation as theyrepresented Ethiopian contemporary music in a beautiful way toaudiences of 3 - 5000 spectators!
The long-awaited album contains 14 songs, of which 9 are originals and5 are well-loved familiar tunes ranging from an updated classic bylegendary krar player, vocalist and actress Asnakech Worku, tochildren’s songs and an Ethio-jazz standard originally arranged byEthiopian musical icon Mulatu Astatke. The combination of the new andold provides something for everybody, for those who crave to rememberthe good old days to those who crave new visions, styles and sounds inEthiopian music.
The album includes many styles and the songs tell personal stories anduniversal truths with layers of guitar and voice and a few touches ofpercussion by guest drummers Natnael Tessema and Teferi Assefa.
Twitter : @MunitMesfin
About Feedel Band:
Feedel is by deﬁnition, the Amharic word for letter or alphabet. In all languages we learn to speak and read, one letter at a time. Feedel Band is taking Ethiopian music and Jazz, and blending it into a simmering stew of musical genre’s, textures and feeling. They are creatingand in some cases re-creating the musical language of what has been called EthioJazz. The members of Feedel Band are acclaimed musicians in their own right. Individually, and as part of a larger group they’ve all performed with numerous well known musicians and artists.
Since the bands inception, the reception that Feedel has received has been extraordinary. At FestAfrica 2011, the audience was enamored with their warm and engaging style. While their music is inspired by the sounds of legendary Ethiopian bands like Walias, Ibex and Roha Band, Feedel Band also play their own music