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TEZETA Band / Press

"Their sound is hypnotic and mysterious, with an overall feeling of comfortable nostalgia. The jams are smooth, the attitude is cool and laid back, the dancing…unavoidable and incredible."

"The cat is out of the bag for this band of funky pioneers...... going to inspire some serious booty-shaking, their claim to fame is Ethiopian melodic inspiration sprinkled in with the unquenchable grooves..."

" Tezeta Band blends jazz and soul with African polyrhythms and melodies derived from Ethiopian pop, creating hypnotic dance music that—around these parts, at least—is a rarefied commodity."

“HORN-FUELED FUNK JAMS: TEZETA BAND "Oregon's premier 70's Ethiopian dance band." Granted, it's likely Oregon's only such band, but with reunited members of the hip-hop group Five Fingers of Funk, it still trades motown, soul, R&B, and traditional Ethiopian melodies that will get you on the dance floor (or pavement, as the case may be).”

"Jimmy just saw this band perform at the Glendi Greek Festival and he reports that they killed it. You heard it from the Man folks, don’t miss it! Check them out"

“Tezeta band delivered a deliciously gooey, melty, warm dish of funk rooted grooviness.”

“‘What is this?!’ It was the most incredible stuff I’d ever heard. I begged her to make me a copy...... we just listened to that on repeat for days.” ‘How can this be?’””

“With tight funk and horn-brimming soul, the local lads in Tezeta Band pay homage to classic Ethiopian jazz and soul. If you're looking for a dance party with tons of energy and grooves that just won't quit, this is where you need to be.”

“These guys are great musicians and have a long standing music history in Portland playing with other bands for the last 20 years.”