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Liverpool, Merseyside L1 4BW United Kingdom
Meet the latest band to spring from London’s vibrant young music scene: HEJIRA.
With members that have recorded with and performed alongside such British greats such as Amy Winehouse, Nitin Sawhney and Floating Points, the group disseminate a rich musical mix that combines Jazz, Indie and Soul.
Beautiful arrangement and stunning delicate vocals from lead singer Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne make up the deep trademark sound of this unmissable East London music outfit. Hejira consists of 5 stellar multi-instrumentalists that switch between 2 guitars, 2 bass, 3 sets of keys, drums, electronics and vocals. In recent months the band have won the coveted Momentum Artist Award, played their own Boiler Room session live from London and toured Algeria as special guests of the British Council.
“HEJIRA’s music is uncomplicated and beautifully arranged, balancing gorgeous vocal harmonies atop finger picked guitar melodies and bustling percussion.” Gilles Peterson
“Soulful experimental rock unlike anything we’ve heard in a while” Dummy
“Soulful, poetic, and yet gently groundbreaking” Clash Magazine
“Stunning performance, totally captured the whole room” BBC
“Remarkably infectious” Classic Rock Magazine
“raw jerky afro-funk” Guardian