September 9, 2012 – Ethiopian New Year at Little Ethiopia Festival with Ethio-Cali Ensemble – Little Ethiopia, Los Angeles, CA

Playing drum set with Ethio-Cali Ensemble at the Ethiopian New Year celebration taking place at Little Ethiopia Festival on September 9, 2012. Todd Simon’s Ethio-Cali Ensemble features Simon on trumpet, flugelhorn and arrangements, Kamasi Washington or Tracy Wannomae on saxophone, Alan Lightner on steel pan, Steve Haney on percussion, Itai Shapira on guitar and Patrick Bailey on bass guitar. The group plays original roots Ethiopian music including the music of Mulatu Astatke. Little Ethiopia refers to the stretch of Fairfax Avenue in the Carthay district of Los Angeles, California between Olympic and Pico Boulevards. Showtime: TBD.

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