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BIO

Ethiopian-born Musician Kibrom Birhane mixes Spiritual Jazz with Ethiopian Jazz motifs to create a unique and deep sound that resonates across many cultures and musical concepts. His understanding of Jazz and improvisation is unparalleled among Jazz artists in the world today. This understanding combined with a connection to the outer-dimensions of the Universe creates a rich and diverse tapestry of sounds, ideas and discovery. Kibrom is a member of Los Angeles based Ethio-Cali group, a revolving door of Jazz luminaries that include Kamasi Washington, Dexter Story, Mark De-Clive Lowe and many others.

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GRAMMYS

 

Meet Kibrom Birhane, A Keyboardist & Vocalist Fusing Jazz With 1,000-Year-Old Ethiopian Tradition

Need a gateway to the universe of sounds Ethiopia contains? Why not start with Kibrom Birhane, who blends Ethiopian scales and melodies with Western rhythms on his new album, 'Here and There'?


 
 
Theguardian

Ethiopia-raised and LA-based keys original Kibrom Birhane joins driving funk, slinky Coltranesque sax lines wriggling through soul-bluesy horn vamps, and morphed Ethiopian song-structures on the improv-light but distinctively seductive Here and There (Flying Carpet).

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THE TIMES

 

Kibrom Birhane: Here and There review — funky world jazz just right for a retro crime caper

The LA-based keyboard player again draws on the music of his childhood in Ethiopia