The Summer of 2013 has been HOT!!! ...and we're not just talking about the temperature either. We started off the month with our 4 day marathon session during the Annual Ethiopian Soccer Tournament, and were very happy to reconnect with old fans and meet some new friends as well. We were especially thrilled to play for such amazing audiences. We're planning more events for August, and will update you as those dates are confirmed. What we CAN confirm at present is that we'll be performing at the Petworth Jazz Project, on July 27th from 7-9pm. The Petworth Jazz Project is an effort to build a community thru Jazz. We LOVE the vibe and efforts to bring a community together through music. Please check out their website, and bring the whole family with you. The event is free, and very family friendly! We'd Love to see you there.
Many fans of our music have expressed how much they're drawn to the music of the Walia's Band, the Ibex Band, and others that permeated the Ethiopian music scene of the 70's. Our very own Moges Habte was of course a part of the Walia's Band, and wrote the music that you hear when you arrive at our website (Kebena Godana). We recently discovered that Hailu Mergia, one of the innovators of Ethiopian Music of that time was interviewed and that interview can be heard here. Whats even more AMAZING is that a compilation of his music from that era is available for download, or even purchased on LIMITED EDITION C60 Cassette!!!!!! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!!!
We'll be talking more about that, but check it out for now.