Now-Again — July 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Ayalew Mesfin – Che Belew! (March Forward!) – Ethiopia 1973-1978
Che Belew! (March Forward!) – short film by Bennett Piscitelli
Ayalew Mesfin stands aside the likes of Mulatu Astake, Mahmoud Ahmed, Hailu Mergia and Alemayehu Eshete as a legend 1970s Ethiopia. The music he created with his Black Lion Band is amongst the funkiest to arise from Addis Ababa.
Now-Again — May 11, 2020 | Comments Off on Black Fire: Spiritual Jazz and Black American Empowerment through Music in 1970s
This is Juju’s founder and saxophonist James “Plunky” Branch returning to the historical home of the legendary Brooklyn jazz venue and cultural center The East in early 2019, reflecting on The East, its importance and legacy, and the cauldron of music now called “Spiritual Jazz”. (more…)