DEBO BAND - A FOUR WEEK RESIDENCY with Sub Pop Recording artist
Thursday 1/30 -
A RESIDENCY with Sub Pop Recording artist
$10 advance / $10 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:30 show
Tickets here for 1/30 only
Debo Band's Sub Pop debut is on NPR's 50 Favorite Albums of 2012
"This is one of the best finds of the year, bar none. The Boston-based Debo Band takes traditional Ethiopian sounds and scales to a new place with sousaphone, accordion, violin and electric guitar a party where funk, soul and free 
Debo Band takes over the Lizard Lounge for four consecutive Thursdays! The band is an 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye. Since their inception in 2006, the band has won raves for their groundbreaking take on Ethiopian pop music (think Ethiopiques), which incorporates traditional scales and vocal styles, alongside American soul and funk rhythms, and instrumentation reminiscent of Eastern European brass bands. Debo have toured Ethiopia twice, appearing at both the Ethiopian Music Festival in Addis Ababa and Sauti Za Busara in Zanzibar, the largest music festival in East Africa. In North America, they've shared stages with Gogol Bordello, Amadou & Mariam, Antibalas, The Family Stone, and Ethiopian great Tilahun Gessesse.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambrdge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|