Music Events

Jano Band, Meta Abo Brewery announce kickoff of Ethiopia Tour 2014

Jano Band Meta Beer

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – Jano Band and Meta Abo Brewery SC announced the kickoff of the band’s 2014 nationwide tour on Wednesday at Harmony Hotel. The tour, to be carried out under Meta’s “Celebrating the Pride of Ethiopian Music” campaign, will bring the band’s Ethiopian-rock sounds to audiences across the nation, starting with a concert […]

The deal is off says Heineken

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - “It was a decision taken jointly with the artist. Our focus is on supporting events that bring entertainment and joy to our consumers,” Heineken stated after it announced it was pulling the plug on the sponsorship deal with Teddy Afro for what was to be a national tour concert. Heineken Breweries released […]

Charity event for a musical legend

Wuleta Concert

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - A fund-raising concert to save the life of the renowned musician Abebe Melese  is slated to be held on June 15 at Laphto Mall. Organized by the Ethiopian Music Association, the event is titled ‘Wuleta’ (favour).  Famous musicians performing at the evening event include Mahmoud Ahmed, Tewodros Kassahun, a.k.a. Teddy Afro, Tsehaye […]

‘American Idol’ finale audience drops to record low, reflecting show’s declining popularity

American Idol

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Ratings for the “American Idol” finale plunged to a record low for the 12-year-old show. According to Nielsen Co. figures Friday, Candice Glover’s victory over Kree Harrison was watched by 14.3 million viewers. That’s a 33 per cent drop from the year before, when 21.5 million viewers saw Phillip Phillips claim […]

Habesha Roxbury! at Hibernian Hall

Debo Band (Photo by Gary Eckstein)

J.P.’s hot Ethiopian group, Debo Band, joins colleagues from Addis Ababa for a show on Tuesday. Though we’ve fallen behind such hipster heavens as Brooklyn and Silver Lake when it comes to generating and fostering cool rock bands, Boston remains one of the most vibrant musical cities in the country. And it’s not just because we’ve got […]

Mahmoud & Gosaye at the Iconic Howard Theatre in D.C – Memorial Day Weekend


Washington, D.C. ( – The iconic Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. is hosting an Ethiopian concert during Memorial Day weekend. Singers Mahmoud Ahmed and Gosaye Tesfaye are scheduled to perform on Saturday, May 26th. Organizers say the duo will be the first Ethiopian musicians to grace the historic venue. The Howard Theatre was built in 1910, […]