Sat Apr 11 2015

7:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

Middle East - Downstairs

472 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

Ages 18+

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Aputumpu Festival (Night #2): Debo Band, Federator No 1, Atlas Soul, Kina Zore, Lamine Toure and Group Saloum - 18+ $15 Early Bird / $17 Advance / $22 Day of Show / $30 (Festival Pass for both nights) 7:00pm doors

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  • Debo Band

    Debo Band

    International Pop

    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. Debo have toured Ethiopia twice, appearing at both the Ethiopian Music Festival in Addis Ababa and Sauti Za Busara in Zanzibar, the largest music festival in East Africa. In North America, they’ve shared stages with Gogol Bordello, Amadou & Mariam, Antibalas, The Family Stone, and Ethiopian great Tilahun Gessesse. Recent and upcoming performances include the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Bumbershoot, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, The Kennedy Center, Montreal Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, South by Southwest, globalFEST 2012, Joe’s Pub, International Festival of Arts & Ideas, and Montana Folk Festival. Their self-titled debut for Sub Pop / Next Ambiance was produced by Thomas “Tommy T” Gobena of Gogol Bordello and features album art by critically-renowned painter Julie Mehretu. It was recorded at Machines with Magnets (Battles, Deer Tick) and mastered by Grammy-nominated engineer Joe LaPorta at The Lodge.

  • Federator No1

    Federator No1

    World

    These amazing members in this band have played (and still play) with many of the Boston based afro-centric bands of the past 10+ years (including Soulfege, Shake Senora, Rebel Tumbao, Iyeoka, and more).

  • Atlas Soul

    Atlas Soul

    World

    Have you ever experienced rock N' raï, chaabi jazz or maghrebi funk? This is your chance!
    Atlas Soul is a band performing original music that celebrates polyrhythm & melodies rooted in the Afro-Mediterranean traditions and blend them effortlessly with deep jazz, funk and intelligent hip hop.
     
    Burning live performances with audience participation are their trademark!
    They have played scores of major venues such as The Montreal Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Festival International de Louisiane, the Boston Globe Jazz Festival, and more. They regularly sell out shows in the Boston area and beyond.
    Atlas Soul is a sextet.  They features two outstanding lead vocalist Anwar Maghreb a master Raï vocalist from Morocco and Regie Gibson an award winning poet, percussionist and a natural power house performer. Drummer extraordinary Nadjim Kebir from Algeria and bassist Tim Paul Weiner “The groove master” hold the rhythm section along with Greek-American virtuoso guitarist Perry Bakalos and saxophonist, guitarist & principal composer Jacques Pardo.
    Depending on the show they do like to invite a special guest musician or add a full horn section!
    They have won or placed the Independent Music Awards four times – including the 2013 IMA vox poll in 2 categories - as well as winning accolades from many other music contests (too many to be listed here..)
     
    Atlas Soul sings in French, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew and English, making their performances truly cross-cultural music experiences. The lyrics speak of love, ecology, oppression, happiness, immigration, poverty, spicy food... The band has produced five CDs and two singles: Chamsa, Mabrouka, Maktoub, Live@Regattabar, and Gypsy Wind.
     
    Atlas Soul’s motto, world music for world peace, spells out its philosophical and political goal: to inspire world peace through a fusion of music and culture that gets people to the dance floor.
  • Kina Zore

    Kina Zore

    World

    Triumphant horns, uplifting vocals, and swirling polyrhythms make Kina Zoré a force of hypnotic beauty. Fronted by soft-spoken and charismatic Mozambican songwriter Helder Tsinine, the six-piece powerhouse commandsthe dance floor with earthy-yet-electric African rhythms that echofrom Helder’s hometown of Maputo, Mozambique.Since winning the 2011 Peacedriven Songwriting Contest and 2012 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, Kina Zoré has attracted international attention, including features on BBC Africa, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Agência Angola Press. With fans flocking to dance floors across the Northeast, it should come as no surprise that the name “Kina Zoré” itself is a call to dance.

  • Lamine Toure and Group Saloum

    Lamine Toure and Group Saloum

    Afro-Pop

    Group Saloum is Boston's hottest Afro-pop band. Founded by world-renowned griot percussionist Lamine Touré, Group Saloum fuses Senegalese mbalax with elements of jazz, funk, reggae, and Afrobeat. Group Saloum performs original mbalax music highlighted by the infectious rhythms of Touré's sabar drums, drawing upon the collective creativity of some of Boston's most talented musicians.

The Middle East

Aputumpu Festival - Boston (Night #2)

Sat Apr 11 2015 7:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

Middle East - Downstairs Cambridge MA
Aputumpu Festival - Boston (Night #2)
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Ages 18+

Aputumpu Festival (Night #2): Debo Band, Federator No 1, Atlas Soul, Kina Zore, Lamine Toure and Group Saloum - 18+ $15 Early Bird / $17 Advance / $22 Day of Show / $30 (Festival Pass for both nights) 7:00pm doors

TWO SHOW PASS available here (Will Call Only - only one Service Fee)