Welcome again friends!
Summer has now come to a close and what a summer it has been for the Tezeta Band crew. Although out calendar doesn’t show it we have been a busy bunch of fellas. A few highlights:
-The summer started off with a show opening for Legendary Malian Musician Vieux Farke Toure. Mississippi Studios and Portland showed Viuex well deserved love on a hot night. A good recap can be found at SSG music here.
– We had a Banging time with the Reed College Alums. Good to go back to a familiar place and end the night with fireworks.
-We played two amazing weddings for Ryan & Mackenzie and Isaac & Sophie. Both were incredible experiences as we made friends, and communed with Mother Nature. The after party in both cases exceeded expectation.
–The Glendi Greek Festival was another fine time under the stars at St John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. Our stomachs are still grumbling at the thought of Souvlaki, Baklava Sundae, Falafel, Bougatsa…and the list goes on. We appreciate the warmth of the Greek/Ethiopian community and hope to make this an annual event.
-We finished our full evening long series of Ethio-Soul Sessions at The Secret Society. We will now play a more abbreviated set on Second Thursdays at SS under the Soulshake moniker. Our first Shaking of the Soul happens Thursday, September 12th with opening act, The Keplars. $7.
-In August it we connected with Prints for Prints for their exhibition at The Secret Society. You can click on their link to check out the fantastic work that they do in preserving and documenting Ethiopia and it’s people. Donate to a good cause and get a piece of art.
So what is ahead aside from falling leaves, back to school and the inevitable changing of the weather. Well, we have a full September and October to reap the harvest of our spectacular summer. Here are the highlights with links
Saturday, September 7th
Where: Goodfoot Lounge 9:30 PM
Thursday September 12th
Soulshake Thursdays with opening act, The Keplers
Secret Society Ballroom 9:30
Saturday September 28th
Pacific NW Brew Cup Astoria, OR : TBA
Saturday, October 19th
Tezeta Band w/KMHD’s DJ Derek Smith
Jimmy Mak’s 9:30