Debo Band is honored to be on NPR Music’s 50 Favorite Albums of 2012: “This is one of the best finds of the year, bar none. The Boston-based Debo Band takes traditional Ethiopian sounds and scales to a new place with sousaphone, accordion, violin and electric guitar — a party where funk, soul and free [...]
It’s Debo Band record release day! Listen to the full album stream released by Next Ambiance / Sub Pop here and find out more about their debut release on the Debo Band artist page. We’re so excited to finally release this album into the world and thank all of our fans for the support. – [...]
The Year At An End 2011 has been a stellar year for us full of exciting shows, first breaks and debuts: SXSW, Montreal Jazz Fest (Canada debut), Levitt Pavilion (California debut), Lincoln Center, and The Kennedy Center to name just the highlights. And now as we wrap up the year, we are thrilled to announce [...]
Announcing the return of Fendika! Summer 2011 It’s right around the corner. The second US tour with Fendika, our special guest collaborators from Ethiopia. For full dates and show info visit the shows page.
SXSW – Here we come! Momo’s, Austin, Texas: We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve been invited to perform at South by Southwest, one of the largest music festivals in the U.S. Nearly 2,000 bands are performing this year, so we are honored to participate. PRI’s The World and KUT Austin present All Music Is World [...]
New show announced! Join us on February 25 at the Middle East Downstairs for “Countdown to Carnival Masquerade.” We’ll be joined by AfroBrazil, Tōmn, and Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band for a night featuring a Mardi Gras brass band explosions, Ethiopian trance grooves, Braz-American Rock music sandwiches, and an Brazilian Samba dance party. Friday, February [...]
Friends, the wait is over – we’re pleased to announce our first CD release: a four track EP of live performances from our 2010 travels to Africa, lovingly and expertly prepared for you.
This live recording documents the brief period around our second trip to East Africa in Winter 2010, a journey that took our Ethio-groove collective across the world to share our interpretations of 1970s-era brass band-style Ethiopian funk.
Howdy! New t-shirts on the way! Naturally, we’re going with the Flamingoh design. Hope to unveil them at our first shows of the year, coming up soon on January 7 & 8. Happy holidays and best wishes for 2011! love, Debo
Vote Debo! 2010 BMAs. We’re thrilled to have been nominated once more in the Boston Music Awards category, “Best International Act.” We won the award in 2009, and, with your help, we hope to win again! Voting is easy and only takes two secs — just click here. Polls close on Monday, November 29, 5pm. [...]
We’re thrilled to announce our next show on Friday, November, 19 at Johnny D’s where we’ll be joined by Full Tang, a great local band whose original compositions are steeped in the Chimurenga music of Zimbabwe, Franconian Salsa of the Congo, and Highlife of Ghana and Nigeria. It’s our first time sharing a bill with [...]