Unknown-5Of course we already love Ethiopian music -t he famous Ethiopiques collections and it was only a matter of time before someone criss crossed these fantastic and mesmerising album collections with noise/jazz and punk rock and post punk

uKanDanZ (check their facebook page here) an unusual and brilliant meeting between an electric quartet and Asnake Guebreyes,charismatic lead singer originates from the vibrant music scene in Addis Abeba.

Their music is inspired by traditional and popular Ethiopian songs and is a delicious combination of Ethiopiques, crunch energy. Between rock, jazz, noise, punk and post punk…

Lead vocalist Asnake Guebreyes may have left Addis Ababa for Europe years ago but he still has that ethereal sound in his DNA and linked up with Lyon based musicians to create this brilliant fusion that is totally stunning.

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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.

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