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.

Forty-eight hours before the show, Angel and members of the band were on their way to the airport in Chicago when they received news that Viktor Le Givens had passed out on the street and subsequently woke up in a hospital with all his personal belongings missing. When they arrived in Berlin, the band's manager Najee-Zaid Searcy reached out to the production staff of JazzFest Berlin to inform them of the situation. Their initial reply: "if you cannot find a substitute, we will have to reduce your fee."

Of the cold, insensitive response to Viktor's unfortunate situation, Angel recalls: "It really put a whole damper on my spirit to have to deal with this a few hours before performing. How the fuck is this response ever acceptable anywhere?!"

Angel continues: "I have issues in general about the way artists are treated because I see a difference in how tech folks treat...

CREDITS:

ANGEL BAT DAWID - clarinet, keys, vocals

DEACON OTIS COOKE - vocals, synth

VIKTOR LE GIVENS - vocals, auxiliary instruments

XRISTIAN ESPINOZA - tenor sax, percussion

NORMAN W. LONG - electronics, synths

DR. ADAM ZANOLINI - double bass, bass guitar, flute, soprano saxophone, percussion

ISAIAH COLLIER - drums

ASHER SIMISO GAMEDZE - drums

Track 1 recorded November 7th, 2018, at SAE Institute, Chicago, featuring Angel Bat Dawid, Xristian Espinoza, Norman W. Long, Dr. Adam Zanolini & Isaiah Collier.

Tracks 2 - 12 recorded November 1st, 2019, at Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany, featuring Angel Bat Dawid, Deacon Otis Cooke, Viktor Le Givens, Xristian Espinoza, Norman W. Long, Dr. Adam Zanolini & Asher Simiso Gamedze.

Track 13 recorded November 1st, 2019 at Beyond Individualism? - Communities & Collectives in Jazz, JazzFest Berlin panel discussion at Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany.

Angel Bat Dawid would like to thank JazzFest Berlin for their invitation, and the opportunity to perform and tell her story. Angel & International Anthem would also like to thank Bob Van Heur, Nadin Deventer, Andrea Lacroix, Wiltrud Hembus, Daniela Siemon, Markus Hablizel, Adam Calman, Leigh Montague, Adrian Hughes, and Emma Warren, for their assistance with this work.

Angel Bat Dawid & Tha Brothahood ?- Live - INTERNATIONAL ANTHEM

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.

Forty-eight hours before the show, Angel and members of the band were on their way to the airport in Chicago when they received news that Viktor Le Givens had passed out on the street and subsequently woke up in a hospital with all his personal belongings missing. When they arrived in Berlin, the band's manager Najee-Zaid Searcy reached out to the production staff of JazzFest Berlin to inform them of the situation. Their initial reply: "if you cannot find a substitute, we will have to reduce your fee."

Of the cold, insensitive response to Viktor's unfortunate situation, Angel recalls: "It really put a whole damper on my spirit to have to deal with this a few hours before performing. How the fuck is this response ever acceptable anywhere?!"

Angel continues: "I have issues in general about the way artists are treated because I see a difference in how tech folks treat...

CREDITS:

ANGEL BAT DAWID - clarinet, keys, vocals

DEACON OTIS COOKE - vocals, synth

VIKTOR LE GIVENS - vocals, auxiliary instruments

XRISTIAN ESPINOZA - tenor sax, percussion

NORMAN W. LONG - electronics, synths

DR. ADAM ZANOLINI - double bass, bass guitar, flute, soprano saxophone, percussion

ISAIAH COLLIER - drums

ASHER SIMISO GAMEDZE - drums

Track 1 recorded November 7th, 2018, at SAE Institute, Chicago, featuring Angel Bat Dawid, Xristian Espinoza, Norman W. Long, Dr. Adam Zanolini & Isaiah Collier.

Tracks 2 - 12 recorded November 1st, 2019, at Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany, featuring Angel Bat Dawid, Deacon Otis Cooke, Viktor Le Givens, Xristian Espinoza, Norman W. Long, Dr. Adam Zanolini & Asher Simiso Gamedze.

Track 13 recorded November 1st, 2019 at Beyond Individualism? - Communities & Collectives in Jazz, JazzFest Berlin panel discussion at Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany.

Angel Bat Dawid would like to thank JazzFest Berlin for their invitation, and the opportunity to perform and tell her story. Angel & International Anthem would also like to thank Bob Van Heur, Nadin Deventer, Andrea Lacroix, Wiltrud Hembus, Daniela Siemon, Markus Hablizel, Adam Calman, Leigh Montague, Adrian Hughes, and Emma Warren, for their assistance with this work.

Angel Bat Dawid & Tha Brothahood ?- Live - INTERNATIONAL ANTHEM

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6. London
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8. We Are Starzz
9. Viktorious Return
10. Tha Wicked Shall Not Prevail
11. Melo Deez From Heab'n
12. Dr. Wattz N' Em
13. Hell

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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.

Forty-eight hours before the show, Angel and members of the band were on their way to the airport in Chicago when they received news that Viktor Le Givens had passed out on the street and subsequently woke up in a hospital with all his personal belongings missing. When they arrived in Berlin, the band's manager Najee-Zaid Searcy reached out to the production staff of JazzFest Berlin to inform them of the situation. Their initial reply: "if you cannot find a substitute, we will have to reduce your fee."

Of the cold, insensitive response to Viktor's unfortunate situation, Angel recalls: "It really put a whole damper on my spirit to have to deal with this a few hours before performing. How the fuck is this response ever acceptable anywhere?!"

Angel continues: "I have issues in general about the way artists are treated because I see a difference in how tech folks treat...

CREDITS:

ANGEL BAT DAWID - clarinet, keys, vocals

DEACON OTIS COOKE - vocals, synth

VIKTOR LE GIVENS - vocals, auxiliary instruments

XRISTIAN ESPINOZA - tenor sax, percussion

NORMAN W. LONG - electronics, synths

DR. ADAM ZANOLINI - double bass, bass guitar, flute, soprano saxophone, percussion

ISAIAH COLLIER - drums

ASHER SIMISO GAMEDZE - drums

Track 1 recorded November 7th, 2018, at SAE Institute, Chicago, featuring Angel Bat Dawid, Xristian Espinoza, Norman W. Long, Dr. Adam Zanolini & Isaiah Collier.

Tracks 2 - 12 recorded November 1st, 2019, at Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany, featuring Angel Bat Dawid, Deacon Otis Cooke, Viktor Le Givens, Xristian Espinoza, Norman W. Long, Dr. Adam Zanolini & Asher Simiso Gamedze.

Track 13 recorded November 1st, 2019 at Beyond Individualism? - Communities & Collectives in Jazz, JazzFest Berlin panel discussion at Berliner Festspiele, Berlin, Germany.

Angel Bat Dawid would like to thank JazzFest Berlin for their invitation, and the opportunity to perform and tell her story. Angel & International Anthem would also like to thank Bob Van Heur, Nadin Deventer, Andrea Lacroix, Wiltrud Hembus, Daniela Siemon, Markus Hablizel, Adam Calman, Leigh Montague, Adrian Hughes, and Emma Warren, for their assistance with this work.

Angel Bat Dawid & Tha Brothahood ?- Live - INTERNATIONAL ANTHEM