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Feedel Band's Ethiopian Funk Live In Harlem This Friday

DC's Feedel Band are set to bring their Ethiopian funk live at Silvana's in Harlem this Friday, March, 7th.


NYC friends and fam, head to Silvana in Harlem this Friday for a night of Ethiopian funk courtesy of DC's Feedel Band. Inspired by Ethiopian legends the likes of Ibex and Roha Band, the ethio-jazz group have been making waves around DC with their vintage Ethiopique sound. Look out for the group's Addis-born saxophonist Moges Habte on Ethiopiques 13 playing cult classic "Muziqawi Silt" alongside the iconic Walias Band. Feedel Band are currently working on a full-length release with Gogol Bordello's Thomas Goben (to be released via Electric Cowbell). Until then, sample a taste of their signature jazz funk below and join us and Feedel Band this Friday, March 7th, at Silvana in Harlem.

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Interview

Amadou & Mariam Forever

We talk to the legendary Malian duo about their rich past, songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities.

Amadou & Mariam don't require an introduction.

The couple has been making Afro-blues music for over 35 years, drawing inspiration from their home of Mali, for over 35 years.

Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

We caught up with them below for a conversation about their rich past, their songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities, ahead of the duo's performance at the upcoming London Jazz Festival 2021.

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