Formed in 2010, Hejira are Sam Beste, Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne, Alexis Nunez and Alex Reeve – a group of Londoners with a diverse collective heritage spanning the entire globe from Chile and Hungary through to Ethiopia and Germany. Borne of many years of experience performing individually in a bewildering amount of styles with the likes of Amy Winehouse, Tom Jones, Nitin Sawhney, Eric Lau and Connan Mockasin, the band seek to build this musicianship into an uncompromisingly visceral, passionate yet tender sound.
No strangers to live performance, Hejira will be taking their album on the road for their UK wide TraumTour in October, an extension of their monthly Traum events. Traum began at Servant Jazz Quarters and then moved to Shacklewell Arms to sellout success drawing in performers from the cream of London’s avant-pop scene such as The Invisible, Micachu & The Shapes, Kwabs, Kwes and Gwilym Gold. The growth of the event has led to a community of artists and music lovers with further opportunity for creative cross-pollination between like-minded heads.