was founded in the Netherlands in 2010. The band plays a rich mixture of modern Ethiopian music, mixed with traditional elements. In doing so, the musicians add a fresh and catchy sound to contemporary Ethiopian music, while at the same time honouring the legendary musical tradition of the country. Their most recent cd appeared on the label Ethiosonic, a French sublabel of Ethiopiques. All the music is written by singer and masenqo (lute) player Afework Nigussie and bass player Jasper de Beer. Besides these the Batiband consists of Natalio Sued (tenor sax), Mark Tuinstra (guitar) and Mark de Jong (drums, percussion).(WU 2012)
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The Batiband brings a sparkling mix of modern and traditional Ethiopian music. With Afework Nigussie (vocals, masenqo), Jasper de Beer (bass), Natalio Sued (tenor sax), Mark Tuinstra (guitar) and Mark de Jong (drums, percussion).