Gili Yalo and The Anbessa Orchestra at The Drake
The Drake (44 North Pleasant Street)
Tickets $16 - $25, TWO SHOWS
Doors open at 6pm
A remarkable thing happened in Ethiopia in the 1970s: The funky sounds of James Brown, Fela Kuti’s afrobeat, jazz, psychedelia, and West African Afro-funk had their moment – all at the same time – when the first record stores opened in Addis Ababa. And these imported sounds wove together with Ethiopia’s diverse music traditions to usher in a Golden Age of cross-pollinated sounds, scales and rhythms.