Soul'd Out Presents

Tezeta Band

Sat September 11, 2021
( Doors: 8:00 pm ) SHOW: 9:00 pm PDT
Jack London Revue
529 SW 4th Ave., Portland, OR
Ages 21 and Up
Ethiopian Music’s hypnotically funky rhythms and exotic tonality laythe foundation forTezetaBand, an eight-piece ensemble that plays nostalgic instrumental soul music. With a sound rooted in Ethio-Jazz, Tezeta Band (pronounced tih-zeh-tah Band) have been playing old-school African jams across clubs,festivals and restaurants to popular acclaimsince2008. The groupwas createdbymembers of legendary 90s Portland hip-hop group, Five Fingers of Funk, who became obsessed withthecatchy melodies and pulsing grooves introduced on theFrench compilationseries, Ethiopiques. 10 years later Tezeta Band still createsenergetic and soulful music inspired bythe golden age of Ethiopia.Tezeta Band has had the distinct honor to open for and share the stage with such legends as, Mahmoud Ahmed, Aster Aweke, Toots & the Maytals, Cubanismo, Hugh Masekela,& Vieux Farke Toure. In 2016 Tezeta Band self-released a full length LP "The Origin of Night life" and their music has been featured on several internationally known compilations, Noise and Chill Out: Ethiopian Groove Worldwide and Beyond Addis 1 & 2. In 2014 Tezeta Band's music was also used in the award winning independent documentary "Zemene".Their version of Mahmoud Ahmed’s single “Gizie Degu Neger” was also voted into the top localsongs of 2015by jazz radio KMHDand their single“The Viper” was featured in Songlines Magazine’s CD sampler (October 2016). TezetaBand is currently hard at work on a new album of original material with hopes of a release in the near future.Tezeta Band consists of former Five Fingers of Funk players, Ted Hille/ Saxophone, Tim Cook / Keyboards. Curt Bieker/Trombone& Josh Prewitt/ Trumpetalso Mark Blanding/drums(Brass Roots), Percussionist Jim Fisher, Guitarist Brent Martens (Ural Thomas & the Pain ) & Bassist Arcellus Sykes (Ural Thomas & the Pain)

 Genet Abate is originally from Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Her passionate and alluring voice is a celebration of popular Ethiopian music.  She currently lives in Minnesota and performs on stages throughout the United States.  

We're proud to announce the return of our our late-night burlesque spectacular, hosted by the Mad Marquis and featuring some of the finest cabaret performers in the Rose City and beyond. Ticket purchasers to Saturday musical performances get free admission!

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Tezeta Band