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Jano At S.O.B.'s, Friday, August 16th, 2013, Reviewed

Jano: Unexpected dynamics from Ethiopa
















I was supposed to write about Buddy Guy…

This is not about Buddy Guy.

This is about the future.


Live and direct from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,

Jano lived up to the title of their debut release(Produced by the legendary Bill Laswell): ERTALE (The most continuously active/erupting volcano in Ethiopia-one of the hottest spots on earth) when they  almost literally set S.O.B.’S on fire with their unique blend of traditional Ethiopian melodies and bone shaking,ass kicking rock and roll.

This potent fusion is the brainchild of former Ziggy Marley manager Addis Gessese(who hand picked each of the 10 members). The ensemble drips with talent. Guitarist Michael Hailu supplies the force with huge metal riffs and a detailed harmonic sense. The dual vocals of Debekulu Tafesse and Hailu Amerga (with exciting backing vocals and dancing by Haleluya T and Fifi) are in complete contrast with each other. Back and forth, one after another, creating a completely unexpected dynamic that never let’s up. Their stage show is in word…Relentless. Well,such are the gifts of youth,but that is not to say that JANO is without musicality. To the contrary,the band features spectacular musicianship (centered around the killer riffs of young Ethio-rock guitarist Michael Hailu) and powerful
Song writing that transcends any genre or language barrier.

JANO is currently on their 1st U.S. Tour with

Dates all over the country.They are a MUST SEE BAND. Join the Ethiopian-Rock explosion!:

JANO 2013 U.S.A. Tour Dates:
Atlanta, Georgia – September 1, 2013 Oakland, California – September 7, 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada – September 10, 2013 Los Angeles, California – September 14, 2013

New Album “Ertale” produced by Bill Laswell

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