Bringing life back to the Ethiopian groove of the 60s and 70s, a music that no longer existed other than in the Ethiopiques series of recordings, such is Akalé Wube’s mission. Starting as a cover band, the quintet quickly moved towards a creative reappropriation. While the press consistently praises their recordings, Akalé Wube relentlessly tours around the world (USA, China, Korea, Brazil, South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, Morocco, Denmark, Germany, England, Belgium, Poland, Ethiopia, etc.). ) and in prestigious festivals (Nuits de Fourvière, Banlieues Bleues, Fiesta Sète, Jazz à Vienne, etc.), at times sharing the stage with great tutelary figures: Mahmoud Ahmed, Girma Bèyènè, Manu Dibango.
A journey to the Korean Sixties, entirely dedicated to Bae Ho’s songs. Totally unknown outside Korea, Bae Ho was a celebrity in his country, and you would hardly find a person over 67 years old who can’t sing one of his songs by heart. The challenge taken up by Baeshi Bang is to play his songs without a singer, bringing modern jazz sound to it while keeping it’s original asian flavour.