The five-piece group have played varying styles of music in the past, but currently we are focusing on a fusion of Jazz, Ethio- Jazz, Rhythm & Blues and other world music.
These are the musicians I will be traveling with for years to come.
Read more » Elias Negash, second from left, is the leader of Retroz Band - a jazz ensemble based in the Bay Area. (Courtesy photo) Tadias Magazine Art Talk | By Tadias Staff Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012 New York (TADIAS) – The latest CD by California-based musician Elias Negash, whose songwriting combines Ethiopian music with international influences, is entitled .
Members of the group, left to right, are: Anthony Lincoln, Lead vocals & Tenor Sax, Elias Negash, Piano, Keyboards & Vocals, Louie Moon Robinson, L & R. “It is a reflection of the various dynamic genres incorporated into the music,” Elias said in a recent interview with Tadias Magazine.
Kelela knows that too, which is why she took her time before finally releasing her first studio album, Take Me Apart, on Warp Records on Friday.
“I sort of had to have all of the experiences that I am speaking on throughout the album.
“Ethio-smooth is included along with R&B, Reggae and Salsa.” He added: ” In so doing, the music has been refreshed and jazzed up.
Among male vocalists I listen to Tilahun Gessesse, Mahamoud Ahmed and Girma Beyene.” He continued: “Non-Ethiopians would be Ray Charles, Bob Marley, pianist Ramsey Lewis Ahmad Jamal, Booker T & The MG’s, Bill Evens, Jimmy Smith, Earl Garner and Oscar Peterson.” Returning to the topic of his latest album “it reflects an experience of dialing up any baseline to a positive atmosphere,” Elias said. Borja Woman inside a Temple) Tadias Magazine Art Talk Feb 6-24 , 2012 | The Gallatin Galleries New York – As elements of experience both History and Time seem at once ever present and invisible.
“A piece of art work retains its value when one strikes a balance between scholarly work and commercial success,” Skoto said.
“The most important work of an art dealer is to be familiar with the work of world artists, not just African artists, and to help create a context in which the work can be understood and appreciated.” Geoffrey Jacques noted: “I remember being so moved by a 1995 exhibition of works by two sculptors that I had to write about them.
And you probably don’t know that although fickle, the grievances are warranted, given the success of her first two mixtapes, 2013’s seductive Cut for Me and 2015′s hypnotizing Hallucinogen. But sharing vulnerabilities with the world isn’t easy.
Doing so takes a certain level of thoughtfulness and respect.