Debo Band (pictured above) may be headquartered in Boston, but they channel the sound of 1970's Addis Ababa as well as any band I've heard. They're coming to Richmond to perform at Balliceaux on Saturday night in collaboration with Fendika, an Addis-based music and dance troupe (trust me, you haven't lived until you've seen Ethiopian traditional dance in action — you'll get a backache just watching them). I just received a copy of Debo Band's forthcoming EP — you'll hear a track from it along with a bunch of songs from Ethiopia in the 70's on this week's program.
Also on tap: a set of bachata from the Dominican Republic including the USA debut release of Joan Soriano, Latin music from the psychedelic era and some current artists who are updating that sound; a quick sample of four African bands with direct USA connections.
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September 17th, 2010
Posted In: Music Shows