seifu on ebs interview with Jano Band New Album
The making of Jano has seen its manager Addis bringing in and working together with music producers and stage engineers from the US, most notably Bill Laswell, a prolific music producer who is involved in the makings of hundreds of recordings with many collaborators from all over the world. Laswell has now his recognizable signature in the upcoming Jano’s debut album “Ertale”.
So far Jano band had two gigs: last April at the Sheraton Addis and last month at Club H20. Both gigs have already captured the hearts and minds of many party goers who showered them with standing ovations for their free styles, explosive rhythms and captivating lyrics. Although the band has gotten way too better during the second gig than the first, there was something distinctive about both gigs: a stress-free resonance that united in dance every audience who has otherwise a different taste from different genres of music.
Starting from mid-December this year Jano is set to begin a worldwide tour covering Sunsplash in Jamaica, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, England, and USA with a return concert planned in as many African states. “The whole process takes time and they will have to grow into it”, Addis told this magazine, “I can say this with full confidence that in five years time they will be the hottest band on the planet.”
Before the big take off to the outside world though plans are underway for a November countrywide concert starting from Addis Ababa, covering regional cities including Bahir Dar, Dessie, Jimma and Arba Minch to introduce the unique sound of Jano nationally.
Without doubt many Ethiopians will agree that Jano has added something new and exciting to the music industry in Ethiopia and managed to produce a made-in-Ethiopia pulse for the consumption of the global audience.