What do you say about the Feedel Band's performance at the Kennedy center? Simply that they're great?
That's too simple, because the 10 men who played at the millennium stage last night represent more than great musicianship. http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/videos/?id=m6054&
Their art is the quintessence of Ethiopian jazz, everything East African jazz has been trying to do done right. When the Band plays, the roots of Ethio-jazz, folk, the blues, -- become a beautiful whole, a wondrously stunning, mature sound.
The Feedel Band's music is uniquely East African jazz, colored by an exquisite traditional instruments and feel that evokes the smell of Ethiopian village the texture of mountains and woods.
Like the work of rural craftsmen, The feedel Band's music is hewn from the rough, then honed and smoothed and polished until it glistens.
The result is a wonderful sound that retains the essential freedom and spirit of Ethio-jazz but whose every note and phrase is purposefully, perfectly and lovingly laid down.
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