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


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