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Dereb Desalegn (aka Dereb the Ambassador) is a unique vocal talent, well known as one of Ethiopia’s most respected singers. On his first solo album ‘Korkorow Yalew’ recorded in 2003, his hit single ‘Wollo’, reached number one in the Ethiopian charts. Dereb has since toured in America, England, Asia, New Zealand and Australia where he currently resides.
“Electrifying, kaleidoscopic vintage soul… his blistering vocal attack is beyond compare: hail one of the world’s most exhilarating new voices” – MAG
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After moving to Australia, Dereb collaborated with Nicky Bomba and the Bomba Band releasing a CD and touring nationally in June 2007. In 2011, Dereb joined forces with producer Tony Buchen on a new project – Dereb the Ambassador – a title given to him years earlier by the Ethiopian media.
Performing with a band of virtuoso musicians and inspired by the funky sounds of great Ethiopian artists of the 60’s and 70’s, such as Mahmoud Ahmed and Mulatu Astatke, they recorded their highly acclaimed debut album. More recently they have found success with the album released in Japan on the P-Vine label and Dereb the Ambassador featured on one of Francis Falceto’s (of Ethiopiques fame) Ethiosonic releases, showcasing new music from the Ethiopianand his 6-piece band consistently livens up crowds with their addictive, gritty brand of Ethio-soul. Performance highlights include WOMADelaide, Jeonju Sori World Music Festival Sth Korea and tours in Ethiopia and Japan.
“Beautiful soulful joyous music that isn’t afraid to groove. You can’t go wrong.” – Bob Baker Fish
Dereb Desalegn – Vocals
Peter Farrar – C Melody Saxophone and alto saxophone
Daniel Pliner – Keyboard
Jonathan Pease – Guitar
Jarrol Renaud – Bass
Ross Ferraro – Drums
Where: The Church Of Groove, 3 Tudor Street, Newcastle
When: Saturday MAY 14TH 8pm
Tickets $30 Adult / $25 Concession
Doors open 7pm
Show starts 8pm
Bookings close at 5pm on the day. Tickets may be purchased at the door subject to availability. No refunds or exchanges
The UCOG reserves the right to sell unredeemed tickets after show time
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After some time out working on new material and recording a new album – we return to the Basement for one night only – Friday 20 June. Dereb and the band are in great form. Don’t miss this chance to catch our new sounds and get your fix of gritty Ethio-soul….you can’t go wrong. http://www.thebasement.com.au/
Plus we are pleased to announce that we will be doing 2 shows for the Perisher Peak Festival 2014. http://www.snowymountainsofmusic.com.au/. These will be steamy gigs – likely to melt the snow, so get on down there.
See our gig guide for details: http://derebtheambassador.com/tour/
We have recently returned from Japan where we performed at Tokyo and Iwate jazz festivals. We would like to say thank you for the amazingly warm reception we received. We look forward to coming back soon!!
This Wednesday we will be performing at the Basement, Reiby Place, Circular Quay, Sydney, as part of our residency on the first Wedneday of every month.
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We are proud to announce that DEREB THE AMBASSADOR will be headlining the new world music programming at Sydney’s most prestigious live music venue – THE BASEMENT.
Check out our latest live music video to get an idea of what this band has to offer:
FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH!