Dub Colossus Continues Successful European Tour

Sintayehu 'Mimi' Zenebe
Sintayehu ‘Mimi’ Zenebe
After successful shows at Dingwalls, the Wychwood Festival, Roskilde, Momo’s in London, and the WOMAD festival, Dub Colossus’ second European tour is continuing with concerts at Edinburgh Festival – The World Festival and Solfest.

Ethiopian music is the hidden gem of Africa. With a nod to its golden era, Dub Colossus in ‘A Town Called Addis’, their critically acclaimed debut album which was released October 2008 (Real World/ CDRW155), explores traditional Azmari styles, 60s Ethiopian pop, Ethiojazz and 70s Jamaican Dub Reggae. British producer and multi-instrumentalist Dubulah (aka Transglobal Underground founding member Nick Page), collaborated with some fantastic Ethiopian musicians in Addis Ababa and the result is at times intriguing, exuberant and extraordinary, sounding simultaneously familiar yet fresh.

Echoes of such diverse acts as The Abyssinians, Sun Ra, Tlahoun Gesese, Pablo Gadd, Hirut Beqele, Dick Dale and King Tubby can be heard amongst the ever-changing musical backdrop that is the album. To coincide with Dub Colossus’ visit to the UK and Europe for the summer festival season, Real World Records release a new EP on digital and CD, ‘Return To Addis’ (Real World Records/ RWEP13), which features all unheard material: two new tracks and two remixes from the album ‘A Town Called Addis’.

Dub Colossus line-up:

From Ethiopia Sintayehu ‘Mimi’ Zenebe (vocals), Tsedenia Gebremarkos Woldesilassie (vocals), Teremage Woretaw (vocals, messenqo), Feleke Hailu Woldemariam (saxophones), Samuel Yirga Mitiku (electric piano, organ), and from the UK Nick Page aka Dubulah (guitar, bass, keyboards, programming).

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Next concerts:

Thursday, 6 August – Wednesday, 26 August – Edinburgh Festival. The World Festival @ St George’s West, 58 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4RT, 7.20pm, Box office: 0844 477 1000, Information: 07761 716 929 (http://www.theworldfestival.com)

Friday, 28 August – Solfest
Cumbria (http://www.solwayfestival.co.uk)

Festivals

Thursday, 6 August – Wednesday, 26 August – Edinburgh Festival
The World Festival @ St George’s West, 58 Shandwick Place, Edinburgh EH2 4RT, 7.20pm, Box office: 0844 477 1000, Information: 07761 716 929 (http://www.theworldfestival.com)

Friday, 28 August – Solfest
Cumbria (http://www.solwayfestival.co.uk)

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