Artist Profiles: Roha Band

Roha Band

Roha Band is a very popular Ethiopian band that performs a mix of modern and traditional music.

Roha Band has produced over 250 recordings with various Ethiopian singers including Aster Aweke, Tilahun Gesesse, Mahmoud Ahmed, and Alemayehu Eshete. Over the past years, they have become a major influence on Ethiopian music.

Their album Roha Band Tour 1990 was recorded during their first North American tour and this album introduces singers Neway Debebe, Hamelmal Abate, and Berhane Haile.

Discography

* Roha Band Tour 1990 (AIT Records, 2000)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.

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