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  • blog August 1, 2015

    Two New Ethio-Rock Singles From Jano Band

    Ethio-rock act Jano Band has just dropped two new singles, “Darign” and “Yinegal.” We recently featured Jano Band in our guide to the Addis Ababa music scene, when Obama landed in the Ethiopian capital. Jano Band’s sound is an epic … Read more »

  • blog July 25, 2015

    Obama’s Addis Ababa Music Guide

    After a few days in Kenya, his ancestral homeland, President Obama heads to Ethiopia. It’s been a while since Afropop got the chance to visit Addis Ababa, so we reached out to musician Cory Seznec to give us an update on what’s … Read more »

  • blog February 6, 2015

    The International Bob Marley

    Today is the 70th anniversary of Bob Marley’s birth and, without a doubt, this will not be the only tribute to this fact that you will see. And that’s for a good reason–Marley looms as large in our popular culture … Read more »

  • blog January 22, 2015

    An Hour of Ethiopian Bliss

    Since you’ve found your way to this blog post, we probably don’t need to tell you how fantastic the music of Ethiopia is. What often gets less attention, however, is just how diverse it is. Ethiopia is the second-most populous … Read more »

  • blog October 10, 2014

    Afro-Tech: Hailu Mergia on Organs, Ethiopia, and His Classical Instrument

     Hailu Mergia is back. And that’s a good thing. The keyboardist spent the late ’60s and ’70s in the Walias band, an r&b/funk ensemble that played with many of the best known Ethiopian performers of that nation’s golden era. Finding … Read more »

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