Ethiopia, Israel

october 6, 2018 23:30-00:45
Nagyhall, Akvárium Klub

One of the most exciting debuts of 2017, Gili Yalo’s self-titled album has message, style, musical skill and a distinctly Ethiopian sound. It marks a new chapter in a journey loaded with trials and tribulations: as a child, the artist was forced to leave his homeland with his family – as a result of the covert evacuation of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan following the 1984 famine. Acknowledging his culture in a new homeland, Yalo’s band employs Ethio-jazz layers and dense rhythms that reflect his roots, blending them boldly with funk and R’n’B recalling the golden era of Afro-funk. His clear and bluesy voice gives a candid account of displacement and alienation, while the beat and intensity reflect a stubborn joie de vivre. Archaic and futuristic, his stage charisma and voice has an instant effect on audiences around the world.


Showcase DAY

4 October // Thursday
Free of Charge


5 October // Friday
3000 HUF


6 October // Saturday
3000 HUF


7 October // Sunday
3000 HUF

Ritmo Pass

5-7 October // 3 days
7 500 HUF

Early bird tickets can be purchased until stocks last.

Concert programme

VOLT Lokál, Akvárium Klub
Maija Kauhanen
Nagyhall, Akvárium Klub
Roma Ritmo
The concert schedule may be subject to change