ROOTS ARENA STAGE - SATURDAY 13th JULY
Beautiful arrangements and stunningly 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