Sunday, June 12, 2016

Ethiopian Rock Band Set to Rock in Stockholm

This topic is most relevant to : Swedish and International people interested in Ethiopian cultureHabeshas born and raised outside EthiopiaHabeshas Studying and Working outside Ethiopia.

"The Future of Rock comes from a whole new place: Ethiopia!". A creative band that goes by the name Jano Band brings the culture of rock  music together with popular Ethiopian Songs and Melodies to the audience.

As part of their European tour, the band is ready to perform in Stockholm,Sweden on the 25th of June at Globen Tele2 arena Ball Room . The concert hall has three sections with the capacity to hold more than 1500 people. Previous rumors of them not performing in the capital have official been refuted by the band using a promotional video. Tickets to the concert will soon be available online at

The young artists has so far published two albums of which the latest released last year. There is a high probability that they will play songs from both albums. The name of the first album is "Erta ale" named after a famous volcanic activity site in Afar, Ethiopia. So who are the members of Jano Band ? Currently, the band consist of the following members :-

  • Kirubel Tesfaye, (Band Leader and synthesizer) 
  • Michael Hailu, (Musical Director and Lead Guitar) 
  • Dibekulu Tafesse (vocals) 
  • Haleluya Tekletsadik (vocals) 
  • Hewan Gebrewold (vocals) 
  • Hailu Merga (vocals) 
  • Yohannes Mekonen (drums) 
  • Daniel Negash (bass)
  • Samuel Tefera
Jano Band was established with an idea and vision to see Ethiopian music grow up in the international stage as that of west African counterparts. Therefore, a group of young artists had gathered and started auditioning. Initially,ten artists have been picked and started working. The word "Jano" is used to denote a royalty cloth in Ethiopia.

Swedish Version

"Framtiden för Rock kommer från en helt ny plats: Etiopien". En kreativ bandet går under namnet Jano Band ger kulturen rockmusik tillsammans med populära Etiopiska sånger till publiken.

Som en del av sin Europaturné, är bandet redo att utföra i Stockholm, Sverige den 25 Juni på Globen Tele2 arena Ball Room. De unga konstnärerna har hittills publicerat två album. Den senaste släpptes förra året. Namnet på den första skivan är 'Erta ale', uppkallad efter en  vulkanisk aktivitet plats i Afar, Etiopien.

Så vem är medlemmar av Jano Band? närvarande, bandet består av följande medlemmar: -

  • Kirubel Tesfaye, (bandledare och synthesizer)
  • Michael Hailu, (musikalisk ledare och gitarr)
  • Dibekulu Tafesse (sång)
  • Haleluya Tekletsadik (sång)
  • Hewan Gebrewold (sång)
  • Hailu Merga (sång)
  • Yohannes Mekonen (trummor)
  • Daniel Negash (bas)
  • Samuel Tefera


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