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Debo Band
Phone (919) 660-3356
Price $24 $15 Age 30 and under $10 Duke students
Age Suitability None Specified
Categories Jazz Funk

Debo Band

Friday, Dec 6, 2013 9:00p
Motorco Music Hall Durham, NC

Boston's Debo Band starts with Ethio-jazz, that early-70s mix of traditional Amharic melodies and bass grooves from American funk, now familiar to audiences across the world from the popular Ethiopiques recordings. Then they add a supercharged brass and string section worthy of Balkan legend Goran Bregovic and throw in a fuzzed-out electric guitar. The result is an unstoppable new form far beyond "world fusion."

Debo Band finds the perfect dance venue in Durham's Motorco Music Hall, located in the
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Debo Band is not your mother's Ethiopian dance band. Expect searing horns, crooning vocals, and slinky funk grooves. Dubbed out violin and accordion. Bass-heavy, brazen, and dense. Led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye, Debo's performances bring together the best of the last forty years of Ethiopian music, with a reverence for the vintage sounds of the 1970s and a commitment to discovering contemporary gems, as well as developing new compositions.
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Motorco Music Hall
723 Rigsbee Ave.
Durham, NC 27701
(919) 901-0875
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