Gili Yalo is one of the most intriguing new musicians in the music scene in Israel. From his base in Tel Aviv, Gili Yalo is launching a solo career in a new project that combines Ethiopian roots with Soul, Funk, Psychedelic and Jazz music.
The result is an exceptional, rich, vivid album accompanied by Gili’s unique voice with lyrics in both English and Amharic. The music made by Gili Yalo embodies his own personal story, which inspired the rhythm and flow of the whole project. As a five-year-old, he escaped the Ethiopian famine on foot. Music made the journey more bearable. Eventually settling in Tel Aviv, Yalo surrounded himself with funk, soul and dub. On this debut album, all those sounds come together with a large helping of Ethiopian groove.
Official page: https://www.giliyalo.com/