Event Date and time: Saturday 25th Feburary 2017 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Venue details: Hope Central Church | 85 Seaverns Ave Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Organisers: Hope Central Church
Event website: Winterfest Concert – Debo Band
Event cost: $15
Come see Debo Band!
Debo Band is a large ensemble 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 Band has received broad critical praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, and NPR, who placed the band’s debut album—produced by Thomas “Tommy T” Gobena of Gogol Bordello—on their “50 Favorite Albums Of 2012” list.