Debo Band is a 11-member group led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye. Since their inception in 2006, the band has won raves for their groundbreaking take on Ethiopian pop music (think Ethiopiques), which incorporates traditional scales and vocal styles, alongside American soul and funk rhythms, and instrumentation reminiscent of Eastern European brass bands.
Aaron Freeman, former front man for Ween, has stepped out to record his first-ever solo record, Marvelous Clouds. Out May 8th, the album features 13 heartfelt interpretations of songs written by 20th century poet/songwriter, Rod McKuen.
Marvelous Clouds reunites Freeman with Ben Vaughn, who produced Ween’s classic 12 Golden Country Greats.
FRANCISCO PAIS "RAISE YOUR VIBRATION" CD Release Party
A devoted yogi who was born in Sintra, a small village near Lisboa, Portugal, Pais has played his own music all over the world with some of the best musicians in the New York scene. He plays original music that blends elements of his diverse cultural upbringing with elements of rock, world music and pop.
As grammy award winner Esperanza Spalding says: “Francisco Pais is an incredibly talented composer and arranger; he is dedicated and I support him and believe in him.”