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  • interview May 13, 2016

    The Call of the Lionhearted: A Chat With Debo Band’s Danny Mekonnen

    The eclectic Boston-based Ethiopian music juggernaut Debo Band releases its second studio album, Ere Gobez, in May, and it is strong medicine. These 11 tracks mix original composition and wildly reworked covers—though nothing you’re likely to recognize—in a bracing milieu … Read more »

  • blog January 20, 2016

    CRASHfest Heats Up Boston Jan. 24

    On Sun., Jan. 24, the frozen city of Boston will have an opportunity to thaw out, at least for one night, as CRASHfest takes over the House of Blues, hosting three stages of boundary-crossing music. The headliner is the one … Read more »

  • blog April 9, 2015

    Boston-Area Music Fans: Win Tickets to This Weekend’s Aputumpu Festival

    If you’ve been living up in the greater Charles River watershed, hearing about the Aputumpu festival as this amazing, local, Afro-inflected music festival happening down in New York but you were never able to attend, we’ve got two pieces of … Read more »

  • program January 7, 2015

    globalFEST 2012

    Every year in the dead of winter, the much-anticipated world music extravaganza globalFEST lights up New York City. In anticipation of the 2015 edition, we are encoring a show from one of our favorite years. We’ll hear the samba sensation … Read more »

  • blog September 24, 2012

    Interview with Debo Band’s Danny Mekonnen

    Danny Mekonnen is the founder of Debo Band, a remarkable 12-piece combo—virtually an orchestra—out of Boston. As Danny tells Afropop’s Banning Eyre in this interview, Debo Band draws from a wide range of folkloric, popular, classic and contemporary influences from … Read more »

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