Video: Debo Band and Fendika Dancers do "Addis Ababa Bete" + Tour Dates

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Hailing from Boston, Debo Band pays tribute to the vintage sounds of 1970's Ethiopian pop but in a style all their own. The group, founded by Ethiopian-American musican Danny Mekonnen, presents electrifying live shows full of crooning vocals, blazing horns, and funk grooves - introducing Ethiopian music to new audiences in the West. Check out the above video for a taste of their energetic live show. Debo and Fedinka (an Ethiopian dance troupe) are currently on tour in the U.S. now - see after the jump for tour dates.  NYC, make sure to head to Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park tomorrow to catch Debo Band live.

Debo Band + Fendika Dancers Tour Dates:

8/11/11-Lincoln Center, Damrosch Park- New York City

8/13/11 -Chicago Summerdance, Grant Park- Chicago, Il

8/14/11- Old Town School of Folk Music, Gary and Laura Maurer Concert hall- Chicago, Il

10/22/11- Alverno Presents, Pitman Theatre- Milwaukee, Wi

10/23/11- Cedar Cultural Center- Minneapolis, MN


Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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