Washington Jewish Music Festival feat. Gili Yalo

Pearl Street Warehouse Presents

Washington Jewish Music Festival feat. Gili Yalo

Sun · May 12, 2019

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20.00 - $25.00

This event is 21 and over

Washington Jewish Music Festival feat. Gili Yalo
Washington Jewish Music Festival feat. Gili Yalo
“With Yalo singing in both Amharic and English, his band cook up a whole range of retro flavours, from golden-age Ethiopian horns and old-school synths to the classic R&B rhythm-section sound...[listen] and you will feel like the coolest person alive. After Gili Yalo, of course.”–Songlines Magazine



Gili Yalo—who has collaborated with top music producers Beno Hendler (Balkan Beat Box) and Uri Brauner Kinrot (Boom Pam)—incorporates sounds from traditional Ethiopian music into a contemporary music production. The result is an exceptional, rich, vivid melody accompanied by Gili’s unique voice with lyrics in both English, Amharic,and Hebrew.



The music made by Gili Yalo embodies his own personal story, which inspired the rhythm and flow of the whole project. And what a story he has to tell: Operation Moses was the covert evacuation of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan during a famine in 1984. These Ethiopian Jews fled from their native land on foot to refugee camps in Sudan. Together with his family, Gili Yalo made this perilous trip, walked through the desert towards the “Promised Land” and sang to his beloved ones.
Venue Information:
Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl St SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.pearlstreetwarehouse.com/