March 26, 2015
At Home in the '60's of My Mind
"I'd never seen Afro-Zen Allstars before....
Honestly, they were barely into their first song, their
Ethiopian funk settling into a groove so deep it was
startling for it's immediacy, when people began
dancing. They might have played one or two songs
that weren't Ethiopian, but even those followed the
And a mighty groove it was."
Karen Newton, I Could Go On and On
March 29, 2022
"Track after track, Lowe’s shapely arrangements shift between rich ensemble work and off-the-hook soloing, all of it delivered flawlessly and with joy, despite those ubiquitous, dark Ethiopian modes. Throw on The Buzz and the Bells, crank it up, and it’s guaranteed you’ll have a party on your hands."
Banning Eyre, Afropop Worldwide
"Second studio recording from this Richmond, Virginia based group specialising in the enticing sounds of Ethiopian Jazz.
Their debut from 2017 was ironically titled "Greatest Hits" and this sophomore set follows the same pattern with an exquisite collection of instrumentals."
Martin Sinnock, Songlines Magazine