Echoes of old Colombian rhythms can be heard within Bomba Estereo’s
glow-stick electronica and synthetic beats. Elegancia’s
tempos run from cool to fiery in colorfully textured dance club mixes. The
Bogota-based group has
The food of Ethiopia can be fiery. Alem offers a gentler version though their hot pepper sauce still has richness and depth of flavor. Try the doro wot, chicken with a hardboiled egg, in this delicious sauce. There are also beef and lamb versions of this dish. Half of the menu is vegetarian items.
Musicians from both Kenya and Milwaukee make up Oumar Sagna’s Sindoolaa African Music Band, an ensemble that plays traditional African music tinted by world-spanning shades of reggae and salsa music. The group headlines a 9 p.m. bill at Shank Hall tonight.
While recent months saw the closing of the African Hut, with its West African menu, two East African restaurants opened during the past year. Both are Ethiopian. The better of the two is the Ethiopian Cottage (1824 N. Farwell Ave.). The Cottage has a few tables just large enough to accommodate the injera...