MELKAM FASIKA! That means HAPPY EASTER to all our non-Amharic speaking fans. As we shake off the last remnants of Winter, it feels great to finally feel the warmth of the SUN. Its been one of the coldest Winter's in recent memory. It was bitterly cold the night we arrived in Philly to perform at World Cafe Live and wanted to thanks the stalwart contingent of Feedel Fans who showed up in support! Much Love and Respect! Our fans in NYC have also been especially strong, giving us the kind of love and support that makes it all worthwhile for us. Our repeat trip to Silvana's and DROM was better than expected.
We also had our first live radio broadcast, courtesy of WFMU Radio in Jersey City NJ. Thanks to Rob Weisberg, check out his show TRANSPACIFIC SOUND PARADISE, whch brings you music from ALL around the world. Thanks to Rob and the entire staff at WFMU Radio for all the love and support. We had an absolute BLAST! From WFMU it was a mad dash across the Hudson River to a new world music venue, Meridian 23. We wish Stefan Andemichael and everyone at Meridian 23, all the BEST, on their BRAND NEW club. Thanks to Stefan and friends for letting us be a small part of bringing musical diversity and excitement to NYC.The very next night we were in Brooklyn, at Pioneer Works Second Sunday series. Pioneer Works is a great artist showcase, where they have all manner of events, from art to music to spoken word and more. We shared the stage with Mamady Kouyate and the Mandingo Ambassadors. What a treat! If you have the opportunity, please check 'em out.
We're also happy to let everyone know that we'll be playing at Bossa Bistro in Washington DC. Our monthly residency began earlier this month, and we eagerly looking forward to May 1, when we return to play at Bossa. We're especially EXCITED to announce that Legendary Ethiopian singer/songwriter Teshome Mitiku will be our guest artist that evening. We already perform one of his songs, but it'll really be special to share the stage with him. WE LOVE his arrangements and lyrics, so this will truly be a SPECIAL NIGHT! Mark you're calendars, May 1 at Bossa Bistro.
We're really looking forward to the Spring and Summer, and the opportunity to perform in front of our friends and fans. WE have some really special dates approaching in May and June. We're also looking to put together some interesting collaborations with other artists. Stay tuned for more details on that.....