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JMI Online: Gili Yalo (GWMF)

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Start:
Monday 22nd March | 7:30 pm
End:
Saturday 27th March | 9:00 pm
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JMI are proud to partner with Gibraltar World Music Festival to bring you a series of exclusive pre-recorded live concerts.

Gili Yalo

Gili Yalo is launching a solo career in a new project that combines Ethiopian roots with Soul, Funk, Groove, Psychedelic and Jazz music. Gili who has collaborated with top music producers Beno Hendler (Balkan Beat Box) and Uri Kinrot (Boom Pam) incorporates sounds from traditional Ethiopian music with contemporary music production. The result is a rich, vivid, exceptional melody accompanied by Gili’s unique voice with lyrics in both English and Amharic.

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. In the course of this exhausting and emotional journey, the music encouraged Gili and his family to keep on moving.

An entrancing rhythmic motion is apparent when listening to Gili’s music, from the groove, beat and flow, and up to the lyrics, concept and style of the project. Today Gili Yalo’s music gives a new meaning to traditional Ethiopian music. The expression of his story through an advanced music production represents his own personal triumph.

GWMF website

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