Feedel Band (free children's show) - Ethiopian jazz and funk

Date: 
Saturday, February 21, 2015 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Crossroads Music (in Calvary Church) 801 S. 48th Street (at Baltimore Ave)
Philadelphia, PA 19143
United States

Feedel Band, the first all-Ethiopian-born group in North America, was founded by keyboardist Araya Woldemichael in Washington DC in 2010.

They blend Ethiopian music and jazz into a simmering stew of musical genres with textures and feelings that evoke sounds both ancient and modern, creating and re-creating the musical language of what has been called EthioJazz. The members of Feedel Band are acclaimed musicians in their own right.

You may have heard Feedel's sax player Jim Jarmusch's 2005 film Broken Flowers, which features music from Feedel's sax player Moges Habte and his Walias Band, one of many groups from the 1960s and 70s Addis Ababa scent that have become an underground obsession due to the Éthiopiques anthologies issued since 1997.

Feedel's bass player Alemseged Kebede's bass lines can be heard on many of Aster Aweke and Tilahune Gessesse's CDs. Araya Woldemichael is a well-known composer and arranger.

Categories
Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Topic: 
Arts and Culture
Topic: 
History and Preservation
Topic: 
Community Arts
Topic: 
Music
Topic: 
Folk Arts/Culture
Global Region: 
Africa
Global Region: 
Eritrean
Global Region: 
Ethiopian