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Angel Bat Dawid & Tha Brotherhood – Live (2LP)

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LIVE was mostly recorded on November 1st, 2019, at Haus der Berliner Festspiele in Berlin, Germany, during the 2019 edition of JazzFest Berlin. For Angel Bat Dawid and her band Tha Brothahood – which includes Deacon Otis Cooke, Viktor Le Givens, Xristian Espinoza, Norman W. Long, Dr. Adam Zanolini, and Asher Simiso Gamedze – it was the first stop of their first European tour.
Rebellious, charged spiritual jazz that holds a mirror up to Berlin, reflecting the city’s unreasonable treatment of Black people. Cathartic, uplifting and simmering with rage.

In November 2019, Angel Bat Dawid and her band Tha Brothahood traveled from Chicago to Berlin for JazzFest. Tragically, vocalist and instrumentalist Viktor Le Givens had passed out on the street and been robbed, ending up in hospital. When Angel reached Berlin with the rest of the band, she was passed the message that unless they could find a replacement, their fee would be reduced. This set the tone for the rest of the trip, where the group of Black musicians were greeted with constant stares, repeated microaggressions and suspicion from the German city’s majority white inhabitants.
But they persevered, and the band’s performance was considered by Angel to be among their best ever, charged with attitude and struck through with rage-in-process. This recording documents the entire thing, opening with a racist incident at Berlin’s Duke Ellington Hotel (seriously) before tracking through a lifted selection of spiritual jazz experimentation from a troupe of Chicago’s finest players. Human and electric, the set reflects the power of Angel’s composition and conducting and stands as a crucial document of a historic moment for the band.

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Free Jazz/Spititual/Avant-Garde, Jazz, Nu-Jazz/Contemporary Jazz

Weight 0.75 kg
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Catalogue Number: IMRC0037UPC: 789993991112 SKU: CR01708 Availability: Available on backorder

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Weight 0.75 kg
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