Dereb The Ambassador

Dereb The Ambassador

“Electrifying, kaleidoscopic vintage soul… his blistering vocal attack is beyond compare: hail one of the world’s most exhilarating new voices” – MAG

Foundry616 is thrilled to welcome back the spectacular Dereb the Ambassador – it’s been a while and this is a much anticipated return!

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 with their beautiful soulful joyous music that isn’t afraid to groove.

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. After moving to Australia, Dereb collaborated with Nicky Bomba and the Bomba Band releasing a CD and touring nationally in 2007.

Since 2011, Dereb has performed with a band of virtuoso musicians under the name Dereb the Ambassador, inspired by the funky sounds of great Ethiopian artists of the 60’s and 70’s, such as Mahmoud Ahmed and Mulatu Astatke, also recording a
highly acclaimed debut album.

Dereb and his 6-piece band consistently livens up crowds with their addictive, gritty brand of Ethio-soul. They have performed at all the big international festivals, including  WOMAD UK, WOMADelaide, Jeonju Sori World Music Festival Sth Korea, Falls Festival and tours in Ethiopia and Japan.

In 2016, Dereb the Ambassador released a new EP called “Volume II” and released “Fikera” from the album which received fantastic responses from music critics and audiences. The band toured again Japan in August, 2017 and released their latest
album in June 2018 with a brand new film clip to Mewuded Lemejemer and preparing their tour of Japan in October 2018.

Watch the new video clip here: ‘Mewuded Lemejemer’

Dereb Desalegn – Vocals
Solomon Sisay –  Tenor Saxophone
Jonathan Pease – Drums
Jarrol Renaud – Bass Guitar
Harry Sutherland – Keys
Carlos Adura – Drums


Book Drinks & Show tickets online now to reserve your seat and receive over 11% discount off your pre-purchased drink fee.

Book now online for Dinner & Show OR Premium Dinner & Show to receive over 6% off your pre-purchased dinner fee

General – $27.00 incl booking fee
Concession – $22.00 incl booking fee
Drinks & Show – $43.00 incl booking fee
Dinner & Show – $57.00 incl booking fee
Premium Dinner & Show – $71.00 incl booking fee



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