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Alicia Svigals and Alula, Forest Hills, NY, 18 March 2012

Alicia Svigals
At Forest Hills Jewish Center, March 18, 6 PM

For TICKET INFORMATION: www.bakerdan.com

Beside being a warm performer with a gift of bringing people together, Alula has a riveting personal story to tell. He was born to a mother who was 12-13 years old. Alula did not know his mother since he was placed in a orphanage where he grew up until his father took him out with him to Addis Ababa. Alula was not aware of his Jewish roots until much later in life when he re-united with his mother. Alula taught himself music and started appearing early in life. He was so successful that the regime of Mengistu Haile Mariam wanted to recruit him as a tool of propaganda. Alula refused and was sent to jail for a year.At the age of twenty Alula’s father sent him to Maximilian University in Munich, Germany, to study medicine. Alula studied for 3 ½ years but then received a recording contract. Upon completing his contract Alula moved to Los Angeles where he has been living ever since. Alula will weave a musical yarn of world music and reggae connecting cultures, races, and faiths.

Alula– - Vocals, Guitar, Kirar, Keyboard

with Alicia Svigals –Violin, Mac Gollehon –Trumpet, Trombone, Robert Aaron–Tenor Saxophone, Flute,Evan Mazunik– Keyboard, Vocals, Samson Kebede-Bass,Tyrone Govan – Drums, Percussion, Jemel Alston- Vocals.

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