This 11-member Boston band, led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and vocalist Bruck Tesfaye, incorporates traditional scales and vocal styles with American soul and funk. You’ll hear violins, accordions, horns and drums. Debo Band will be appearing at SXSW on Friday. Download “Asha Gedawo,” off the group’s self-titled debut (out July 10 via Sub Pop), below.
“Asha Gedawo” (download):