Win Tickets: 13 Months of Sunshine w/ Tezeta Band @ Holocene | African Sounds Dance Party

We are giving away a pair of tickets to attend 13 Months of Sunshine with Tezeta Band at Holocene on April 24, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, April 22.

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From our sponsors:
13 Months of Sunshine @ Holocene13 Months of Sunshine w/ Tezeta Band, Sengatera DJs, DJ Peace Pipe, DJ Jason Urick
April 24, 2013
8:30 p.m. | $5 | 21+

1001 SE Morrison St Portland, OR 97214
(503) 239-7639 | More Info:

13 Months of Sunshine is our recurring party showcasing African dance music! Join us for a special edition featuring a live set from local group Tezeta Band, who conjure ’70s Ethiopian funk sounds!

Tezeta Band is the sound of nostalgia and sweaty soulful dance music. Part jazz, motown and Ethiopian folk music inspired by the 1960’s and 1970’s. Imagine an Arabic sounding James Brown, and John Coltrane merged into one sound, melting together in the clubs and lounges of Ethiopia.

The inspiration for the Tezeta Band is the Golden Age of Ethiopian Dance Music that produced legendary Ethiopian musicians such as Tilahoun Gessesse, Mahmoud Ahmed, Seyoum Gebreyes, Aleymeyehu Eshete, and Mulatu Astatke. These artists blended revolutionary sounds and ideas into a powerful Ethiopian soul sound.

Tezeta Band has been honored to perform with and open for living legend, Mahmoud Ahmed in Portland, Oregon on New Years day 2010 and 2011, and Mahomoud’s birthday in 2012.

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6 Responses to Win Tickets: 13 Months of Sunshine w/ Tezeta Band @ Holocene | African Sounds Dance Party

  1. sami April 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm #

    I would love to win these tickets! :) please pick me!

  2. elaine April 19, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    I would love to go to this! It is my one year anniversary with my partner and he loves Ethiopian Jazz. We saw Tezeta last night at Secret Society and it was aweosme and funky!

  3. Ben April 19, 2013 at 6:46 pm #


  4. Pdx32 April 20, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

    Never seen these guys live but their sound is amazing. Would love to check them out!

  5. Sam April 21, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    I am over from the UK studying Portland music and need to see this band or I won’t get the whole story of PDX music, I’ve come thousands of miles and my uni won’t give me money to see shows!

  6. Merlin April 20, 2015 at 12:24 am #

    I’ve always been a huge fan of fela kuti’s and this sounds like the closest thing our generation may have access to! Keep the afro-funk alive!!! Big ups and RIP true freedom fighter Fela Ransome Kuti!!!

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