Michael Katzif http://publicradiotulsa.org en Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk On A Muggy Afternoon http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/debo-band-ethiopian-funk-muggy-afternoon Compared to a dark club full of dancing fans, a muggy Austin afternoon with the sun peeking out over our isolated spot at Joe's Crab Shack isn't the ideal setting for a Debo Band performance. But once the group began digging into "Ney Ney Weleba" — a classic song by Alemayehu Eshete — it didn't take long to get caught up in Debo Band's deep, infectious groove.<p>Led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by magnetic singer Bruck Tesfaye, Debo Band infuses its dance-friendly songs with the Ethiopian pop and funk music of the 1960s and '70s. Wed, 16 May 2012 15:14:00 +0000 Michael Katzif 18783 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Debo Band: Ethiopian Funk On A Muggy Afternoon