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Debo Band (Uncredited)

Debo Band

Since 2006, Massachusetts-based Debo Band has thrilled Boston-area audiences with their unique interpretations of classic Ethiopian popular music. Founded by Ethiopian-American musician Danny Mekonnen, the group introduces Ethiopian musical culture to new audiences far and wide. Their performances bring together the best of the last forty years of Ethiopian music, with a reverence for the vintage sounds of the 1970s and a commitment to discovering contemporary gems, as well as developing new compositions.The musical inspiration behind Debo Band is an unlikely confluence of Ethiopian pentatonic scales and vocal styles, American soul and funk, and the instrumentation of Eastern European brass bands – accordion, violins, horns, and drums. Debo Band has found inspiration in the contemporary sounds of Ethiopian pop music while developing their own, original compositions.

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Debo Band / Fendika 8/8/11: Debo Band / Fendika

Debo Band performs unique interpretations of classic Ethiopian pop music by combining vintage 1970s with contemporary sounds. Special guest Fendika features a female vocalist, a dance duo, and a traditional goat-skin drummer. Part of the Millennium Stage Happy Hour Series. With drink specials from 5:30 to 8 p.m., patrons can purchase a cold libation from the bar while mingling, dancing, and enjoying a wide range of music.

Debo Band / Fendika

Debo Band performs unique interpretations of classic Ethiopian pop music by combining vintage 1970s with contemporary sounds. Special guest Fendika features a female vocalist, a dance duo, and a traditional goat-skin drummer. Part of the Millennium Stage Happy Hour Series. With drink specials from 5:30 to 8 p.m., patrons can purchase a cold libation from the bar while mingling, dancing, and enjoying a wide range of music.

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