February 7, 2015 – Ethio Cali Live @ KCRW Presents MojaMoja Brunch and Afterparty – Bardot (inside Avalon), Hollywood, CA

Performing on guitar and keys with Ethio Cali at KCRW Presents MojaMoja Brunch and Afterparty on Saturday, February 7 at Avalon/Bardot.

event-poster-3523759020715_mojamoja7th Annual MojaMoja Brunch & Afterparty

Hosted by KCRW DJs Aaron Byrd & Anthony Valadez

Brunch 11am-2pm

Afterparty 2pm-5pm at Bardot (Inside Avalon)

Featuring performances by…

The Internet

Nick Waterhouse (DJ Set)

Taylor McFerrin

Moses Sumney

Anderson Paak

Ethio Cali

Subsuelo

Artists donate their performances to raise awareness and funds for the MojaMoja Innovation Fund which supports initiatives and nonprofits working with underrepresented, multicultural youth pursuing education and job preparedness opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

During GRAMMY® Awards weekend key influencers, music lovers and philanthropists come together at the annual MOJAMOJA Brunch and Afterparty benefitting the MojaMoja InnovationFund. Held at the iconic AVALON in Hollywood on February 7, 2015, the event has featured musical performances by established and emerging artists from around the world.

GRAMMY® Award winning musical icon Nile Rodgers will be honored Saturday, February 7, 2015, with the 2015 Vanguard Award by the MOJAMOJA Innovation Fund at the 7th Annual MOJAMOJA Brunch & Afterparty presented by 89.9 KCRW and FIGat7th. Hosted by KCRW DJs Aaron Byrd and Anthony Valadez, performances include a guest DJ set by Nick Waterhouse and an international line-up of artists including The Internet, Taylor McFerrin, Moses Sumney, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Ethio Cali, Subsuelo, DJ Canyon Cody, and Twin Danger, featuring the GRAMMY® Award winning co-founder of Sade and saxophonist Stuart Matthewman.

Artists donate their performances to raise awareness and funds to support the MojaMoja Innovation Fund empowering under represented multi-cultural youth innovators pursuing education and job preparedness opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Financial contributions to the MojaMoja Fund at the Liberty Hill Foundation are tax deductible and have benefited such charities as Oxfam America, Potential Energy (The Darfur Stoves Project), and the Common Ground Foundation.

Also, featuring mixologist Karen Grill, manager and bartender at Sassafras in Los Angeles. Karen was named GQ Magazine’s Most Imaginative Bartender of 2013, and Southwest Airlines The Magazine named Karen one of the Best Bartenders in America in 2014, and “The Conversation Starter. She makes a mean Manhattan, but it’s her exceptional people skills that turn new customers into regulars.” Strike-up a conversation with Karen and taste one of her specialty cocktails at the MojaMoja Brunch and at Sassafras located at 1233 Vine Street, Los Angeles, CA 90038. For more info visit http://www.sassafrashollywood.com.

You can help prepare an emerging generation of innovators by making a contribution the MojaMoja Fund today and by attending the 7th Annual MojaMoja Brunch and Afterparty Saturday, February 7, 2015.

Commentary: This already happened but I thought I’d say that MojaMoja was an absolute blast this year. I am proud of Garth and Oscar on curating a vital gathering for the past 7 years. I feel lucky to have been a part of this one. The kicker was having our idol Nile Rodgers walk in during our set and mention how pleased he was to hear live music. Wow!

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