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Saturday, 9 March 2013 from 7:30 PM to 11:59 PM + Add to calendar09/03/2013 19:3009/03/2013 23:59Australia/SydneyDereb The Ambassador @ Camelot LoungeDereb The Ambassador @ Camelot Lounge Saturday, 9 March 2013 from 7:30 PM to 11:59 PM (AUS Eastern Standard Time) Organiser Camelot Lounge 0295503777 firstname.lastname@example.org Address Camelot Lounge 19 Marrickville Road (cnr Railway Pde) Marrickville NSW 2204 Australia Event web page: https://www.stickytickets.com.au/10257/dereb_the_ambassador_%40_camelot_lounge.aspxCamelot Lounge
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Marrickville NSW 2204
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“Electrifying, kaleidoscopic vintage soul… his blistering vocal attack is beyond compare: hail one of the world’s most exhilarating new voices” – MAG
“Beautiful soulful joyous music that isn’t afraid to groove. You can’t go wrong.” – Bob Baker Fish
Dereb Desalegn (aka Dereb the Ambassador) is well known on the streets of Addis Ababa as one of Ethiopia’s most respected singers.
Born in Ethiopia, Dereb grew up amongst a family of musicians, completely immersed in his home country’s rich melange of sounds, rhythms and musical styles. Dereb’s extraordinary vocal talent was recognised early on, with his first performances at the age of 4. With parent mentors by his side he went from strength to strength, adding a Masenqo, the single-stringed Ethiopian spike fiddle, to his repertoire by the age of 10. By his teens he was drawing crowds in the bars of Addis Ababa and around Ethiopia.
In 2003 Dereb recorded his first solo album ‘Korkorow Yalew’ from which the hit single ‘Wollo’, reached number one on the Ethiopian charts. Dereb has since toured in America, England, Asia, New Zealand and Australia where he currently resides.
On arriving in Sydney, Dereb collaborated with producer Tony Buchen, to put together his latest project, assuming the moniker Dereb the Ambassador, after a title given to him years earlier by the Ethiopian media.
The first album under this new title, released in 2011, was recorded using pre-1970’s recording equipment, and is influenced by the warm, funky sounds of great Ethiopian artists from of the 60’s and 70’s such as Mulatu Astatke and Mahmoud Ahmed, who have gained a resurgence of interest through the ‘Ethiopiques’ series and Jim Jarmouche’s film ‘Broken Flowers’.
Having recently returned from a tour of Ethiopia, Dereb and his 8 piece band continue to develop new material and satisfying crowds with their gritty, addictive brand of Ethio-soul. In 2013 the band will be recording their second studio album under the experienced hands of Tony Buchen – up to 10 new original tunes have been slated for this highly anticipated album.
Members of the band are as follows:
Dereb Deselegn – Vocals Peter Farrar – C Melody Saxophone Matt Ottignon – Tenor Saxophone / Flute Daniel Pliner – Keyboard Jonathan Pease – Guitar Eden Ottignon – Bass Carlos Adura – Drums Aykho Akhrif – Congas
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