Lulaworld: EthioJazz: May 10, 2013

Friday, MAY 10, 2013
entry 7 PM, show 8-9:30 PM
$15 @ door
$49 dinner package available.
 Lula Lounge 1585 Dundas St W, Toronto
reserve for dinner to guarantee seating.
Ticket holders are welcome to stay and enjoy Lula’s regular salsa Friday after the concert.

Opening Night of the Lulaworld 2013 Festival.
The Jay Danley EthioJazz Project & Fantahun Shewankochew
presented by Lula Music and Arts Centre in association with Batuki Music Society.

The concert will feature compositions by both Danley and Shewankochew as well as a few surprises.

The Jay Danley EthioJazz Project
Jay Danley’s compositions combine Ethiojazz (Ethiopian scales with jazz) with influences from Latin, modern jazz, ambient and progressive music. The project is inspired by Ethiopian musician Mulatu Astatke of the legendary Éthiopiques recordings. Danley creatively explores the deep beauty of Ethiopian music.

Fantahun Shewankochew
A master in the unique tunings of Ethiopian music, Fantahun Shewankochew is an acoustic krar player, multi instrumentalist, composer, arranger and vocalist who has performed throughout the world. His extensive discography includes an album of Ethiopian love songs (1997), featuring the popular singer Gigi.

This collaboration has an interesting back story…

In February 2012, Batuki Music Society presented a concert called Ethiopia: A Musical Perspective at Glenn Gould Studio, featuring an all-star collective which included Shewankochew. Danley was in the audience that night and was absolutely amazed.

A year later, Danley’s group played a gig at Lula Lounge which Shewankochew attended, and meeting Danley afterwards, agreed to work together. Lulaworld was approached and decided that this collaboration would be a great way to open the 2013 festival.The Jay Danley EthioJazz Project:

Jay Danley – guitar
Chris Gale and Elena Kapeleris – saxes
Sam Petite – bass
Jeff Halischuck – drums
Richard Whiteman – keyboards

Special guest – vocals and krar:
Fantahun Shewankochew

Batuki Music Society gratefully acknowledges the support of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Arts Council

LULAWORLD is made possible by the support of the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council as well as our sponsors Toronto Hispano, Telelatino, Mill Street Brewery, Brazil Travel,

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