These artists appeared at Festival 2017
Dereb The Ambassador Ethiopia
Australia's own Ethio-Soul superstar Dereb the Ambassador and his big sound band of virtuoso musicians deliver energetic rhythms and melodies that consistently get crowds moving.
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
“Beautiful soulful joyous music that isn’t afraid to groove. You can’t go wrong.” – Bob Baker Fish