Sosefina Fuamoli introduces the first episode from Jazzland, presented by Wilbur Wilde.
BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE (BJX) is a ten piece band playing an irresistibly danceable alloy of traditional Ethiopian song and 21st Century groove. Like the diverse backgrounds of its members, BJX’s music reflects Melbourne’s multicultural vibrancy.
Singer Enushu began entertaining her local community as a child in Addis Ababa. Forced to leave Ethiopia, Enushu migrated to Australia bringing hauntingly beautiful compositions inspired by her remarkable life story and the unique vocal traditions of Ethiopia.
The rhymes and chimes of Black Jesus Experience deliver the power and beauty of Africa through the vocal prism of Hip-Hop and freedom of Funk. The collective has released its 6th studio album, their second collaboration with long time mentor and inventor of Ethio-Jazz: Mulatu Astatke. The album To Know Without Knowing was recorded and mixed across 3 continents, and upon release has already been The Guardian Jazz Album of the Month and Bandcamp Album of the Day.