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Los Angeles, California

Ethio Cali is a Los Angeles-based Ethio-Jazz ensemble, led by trumpeter, arranger, and composer Todd Simon. The ensemble’s sublime sound is inspired by the golden age of Ethiopian music of the 1960’s and 70’s, filtered through a lens that is uniquely Los Angeles. The ensemble also draws inspiration from the rhythmic and melodic textures of Sudan, Somalia, Ghana, Mali and Colombia.