We are giving away a pair of tickets to attend 13 Months of Sunshine with Tezeta Band at Holocene on April 24, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 22.
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13 Months of Sunshine is our recurring party showcasing African dance music! Join us for a special edition featuring a live set from local group Tezeta Band, who conjure ’70s Ethiopian funk sounds!
Tezeta Band is the sound of nostalgia and sweaty soulful dance music. Part jazz, motown and Ethiopian folk music inspired by the 1960’s and 1970’s. Imagine an Arabic sounding James Brown, and John Coltrane merged into one sound, melting together in the clubs and lounges of Ethiopia.
The inspiration for the Tezeta Band is the Golden Age of Ethiopian Dance Music that produced legendary Ethiopian musicians such as Tilahoun Gessesse, Mahmoud Ahmed, Seyoum Gebreyes, Aleymeyehu Eshete, and Mulatu Astatke. These artists blended revolutionary sounds and ideas into a powerful Ethiopian soul sound.
Tezeta Band has been honored to perform with and open for living legend, Mahmoud Ahmed in Portland, Oregon on New Years day 2010 and 2011, and Mahomoud’s birthday in 2012.