Has it really been 3 months since we last updated our page?!?!?! WOW, we have been BUSY!!!
We've had an INCREDIBLE 2013, and as the New Year begins, we have many things to be happy and thankful for. Since October we've been on a frenetic pace both performing as Feedel, and supporting other artists. Recently, we've been on the road with the legendary Aster Aweke. We've had an opportunity to meet a large number of our fans, in far off cities, where we did not even know we had fans!!! The love and support has been overwhelming!!! One of the many INCREDIBLE opportunities that's been afforded us is the opportunity to play in NEW YORK CITY on January 10th and 11th. We'll be appearing at Silvana's on January 10th, then on Saturday January 11th, we'll be appearing at DROM, also in NYC. We are eagerly looking forward to taking a BIG BITE out of the Big Apple. Come Early, Stay late, the roster of musicians performing is a music lover's smorgasbord!!! Much Thanks and RESPECT to Jim Thomson of Electric Cowbells Records, who's been incredibly instrumental in getting us to NYC. Electric Cowbell is a Washington, DC/Brooklyn, NY-based record label specializing in boutique vinyl releases but it’s also a multi-faceted agency that specializes in expanding the reach of genre-bending roots-to-the-future music of the world’s peoples and culture through artist management, special event marketing, and music releases. Under the moniker of Multiflora Productions, label head Jim Thomson is currently the resident music programmer at the global dancehall Tropicalia and other venues in the Washgington, DC area. Barbès is a Brooklyn club and record label which just celebrated eleven years of eclectic programming – from classical string quartets to Georgian polyphonies, punky tarentellas and Mongolian rockers.
By the By, Araya and Alemseged were invited to Amharic language Liyou Radio, and gave a brief interview and discussed the inception of Feedel, history and future of Feedel, and of course discussed our upcoming NYC shows. For all our Amharic speaking fans, please check out our interview, we have an excerpt from the show below. Thanks to Wondwossen Kebede for inviting us to appear on his show.
So New Years is supposed to be a time of reflection and renewal. As we've stated many times the love, positive energy and loyalty that our audiences gives us is what we reflect back. Its this love and support that renews us and motivates us. We recently played with Aster Aweke in Minneapolis. The amazing energy that we were feeling from the crowd is indescribable. At one point the audience was sooo loud, we could hardly hear ourselves play. It was insane!!!
In September where we had the opportunity to play Ethiopian Festival 2013, amidst the sometimes chaotic atmosphere, it was apparent that there was a magical feeling in the air. We also got a rare chance to watch another insanely talented Ethiopian band perform, Ras Band, who are an amazing bunch of musicians. Check 'em out if they're ever in your city.