WHO IS JANO BAND?
Jano Band is a Rock fusion band from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. They are known for fusing and blending bass, heavy guitars, drums, and electronic sounds with a hint of reggae. They make their debut on Coke Studio Africa 2017, paired with talented South African vocalist Shekhinah.
WHERE THE WAVE FIRST STARTED
Jano Band started making waves in 2011, as a result of a nationwide talent search by renowned music manager Addis Gesesse and Ethiopian entrepreneur Ermisa Amelgafor. In 2012, they released their first album “ERTALE” (a name borrowed from the chain of volcanoes in their country’s Afar triangle). The album was published by Trio Entertainment Pic and Rock the World Music. The successful release of their album propelled them to international markets such as Europe, America, Dubai and Britain where they held successful shows.
In 2016, Jano Band was nominated for two awards at the AFRIMA 3.0 for Best African Group and Best Group in African Rock. They have performed at various cities in the US and are in the process of releasing their second album, which will be mixed in Italy and mastered in America.
BEHIND THE MUSIC
Jano Band is made up of eight members, 4 singers and 4 Instrumentalists (Dibe, Kiru, Miky, Hailu, Dany, Hewan, Hule and Johnny). They were born and brought up in Ethiopia and derive their musical influence from singing in the choir to listening to rock bands such The Rolling Stones and Metallica. From jamming together at different venues and festivals in Ethiopia, Jano Band has established their brand to fans worldwide. Their distinct sounds, traditional twists and unique musical chemistry are evident in their live performances.
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