Debo Band http://www.kunc.org en Debo Band On World Cafe http://www.kunc.org/post/debo-band-world-cafe The 11-member group from Boston known as <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/152746104/debo-band" target="_blank">Debo Band</a> has a sound influenced by the traditional music played in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the late '60s and early '70s. This style, labeled "Addis swing," came about amid the cultural freedom of that period, before a military coup put an end to the era. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 20:49:00 +0000 34886 at http://www.kunc.org Debo Band On World Cafe Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk, Reinvented http://www.kunc.org/post/debo-band-ethiopian-funk-reinvented Boston's <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/152746104/debo-band">Debo Band</a> takes inspiration from a golden era of popular music in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in the late '60s and early '70s. During a brief period of cultural freedom in Ethiopia, funk and soul music fused spectacularly with local traditions. Debo Band's debut album both honors and updates the sound of "swinging Addis."<p>On "Asha Gedawo," the sunny swing of a brass section playing in march time echoes the military bands of Ethiopia's regal past. Mon, 13 Aug 2012 19:47:00 +0000 32083 at http://www.kunc.org Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk, Reinvented