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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Woubeshet Feseha / Wubshet Fisseha - unknown album [1984] [ethiopia]





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       Great ethiopian groove !!! 

     1976 is the release date in the Ethiopian calendar; that makes it 1984 in the Gregorian calendar.




Shewankochew, Shibabaw, Egziabher - Love songs from Ethiopia [1997]





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   Christian Ethiopians living in the central north: the Tigre, Amhara, Gojjam, Begemdir and Simen, and the Shewa; the rest of the country, the plateau to the south, is occupied by the Galla tribes. The western frontiers of the country are populated by the Shanqella, the east is dominated by Moslem peoples (the Danakil, Issa and Somali), and the south by various populations regrouped under the term Gurage.

   The musical traditions of Ethiopia reflect this diversity: Christian religious music, sung and danced by priests accompanied by drums and sistrums; the Jewish religious music of the Beta Israel ; the secular music of the Amhara and Tigre Christians; the religious and secular music of the Galla Moslems; and the innumerable vocal and instrumental forms of the southern populations. These traditions are not isolated, and they have tended to mutually influence each other.


   Parallel to the classical poetry which sung at court or in the halls of the lords, a more colorful tradition developed, namely that of the azmari minstrels. This poetry in a more simple style is sung in Amharic or in Tigre.

The verses, often improvised or suggested by others, in which may be found abundance of metaphors and double meaning, but also irony and sarcasm, are most often accompanied on the masinqo bowed lute.

   The voice, used in service to the texts, is displayed over a relatively wide range. Ornamentation and vibrato, voice timbre which becomes brassy in dramatic moments, the use of pentatonic scales: all these techniques clearly illustrate the relationship of this music to the Nilotic world. In addition, a strong and very ancient influence of Arabic culture is detectable, especially obvious in the occurrence of non-tempered intervals.




                        Fantahun Shewankochew - vocals and krar lyra
                        Ejigayehu "Gigi" Shibabaw - vocals
                        Wores G. Egziabher - masinqo bowed lute & vocals






                                             
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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Ejigayehu 'Gigi' Shibabaw - One Ethiopia [2000]


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01. Gigi Shibabaw - Ande Ethiopia (6:42)
02. Gigi Shibabaw - Eeske Meche (6:37)
03. Gigi Shibabaw - Na (6:38)
04. Gigi Shibabaw - Salayew (5:46)
05. Gigi Shibabaw - Gera Geru (6:09)
06. Gigi Shibabaw - Abo Shemane (5:31)
07. Gigi Shibabaw - Adey Abeba (6:26)
08. Gigi Shibabaw - Gela (6:47)
09. Gigi Shibabaw - Kwass Media (6:04)
10. Gigi Shibabaw - Amnalehu (6:37)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

v.a. - Sweet As Broken Dates; Lost Somali Tapes from the Horn of Africa [2017] [somalia]














The Sharero Band - Sharero







Nimco Jamaac - 01 - Buuraha U Dheer (The Highest Mountains) (5:48)
Aamina Camaari - 02 - Rag waa Nacab iyo Nasteexo (Men are Cruel and Kind) (6:00)
Ali Nuur - 03 - Unknown (5:20)
Hibo Nuura - 04 - Haddii Hoobalkii Gabay (If the (4:32)
Gacaltooyo Band feat. Faduumin - 05 - Ninkaan Ogayn (He Who Does Not (4:07)


Iftiin Band feat. Mahmud Abdal - 06 - Xuduud Ma Leh Xubigaan (7:13)
Xasan Diiriye - 07 - Qaraami (Love) (6:42)
Dur Dur Band feat. Sahra Dawo - 08 - Gorof (Elixir) (5:40)
Sharaf Band feat. Xaawo Hiiraa - 09 - Kadeed Badanaa Naftaydani (5:31)
4 Mars - 10 - Na Daadihi (Guide Us) (4:33)


Danan Hargeysa feat. Mohamed - 11 - Uur Hooyo (Mother's Womb) (6:08)
Sharero Band feat. Faadumo Qaa - 12 - Qays iyo Layla (Romeo & Juliet) (3:45)
Waaberi Band - 13 - Oktoobar Waatee? Waa Taayadii (4:43)
Dur Dur Band feat. Muqtar Idi - 14 - Duruuf Maa Laygu Diidee 4:22)
Iftiin Band feat. Mahmud Abdal - 15 - Anaa Qaylodhaankaan (5:23)



Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Jossy Kassa - Teneshina Abrie, Vol. 2 [2010] [ethiopia]













Jossy Kassa - Athidibgn





Jossy Kassa - 01 - Teneshina Abrie (5:52)
Jossy Kassa - 02 - Alebegn Tezeta (7:03)
Jossy Kassa - 03 - Getea Kegna Gare (5:46)
Jossy Kassa - 04 - Tew Belew Enge (6:24)
Jossy Kassa - 05 - Menore Alchelem (6:06)
Jossy Kassa - 06 - Weletaw Alebegn (6:04)
Jossy Kassa - 07 - Geze Alew Lehulu (8:00)
Jossy Kassa - 08 - Fetognalena (6:12)
Jossy Kassa - 09 - Medehanialem (5:48)
Jossy Kassa - 10 - Altewem Mamesgen (5:48)
Jossy Kassa - 11 - Eyerusalem (5:49)
Jossy Kassa - 12 - Eyesus (5:46)





Thursday, September 28, 2017

Faduma Kassim - [2016] - Majogo / Berflasana [somalia]











       Heavy backbone flipped sax and great vocals sung by the late Faadumo Qaasim.















Faadumo Qaasin -Xabiibi





Friday, July 21, 2017

no new posts until september





OK, folks, enjoy your summer vacations. 

See you in september!


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Eyob Mekonnen - Erotalehu [2009EC] [2017] [ethiopia]














Eyob Mekonnen - Erotalehu




Eyob Mekonnen - 01 - Semahuachew (6:09)
Eyob Mekonnen - 02 - Tekekel Nesh Anchi (5:01)
Eyob Mekonnen - 03 - Tetereche (4:58)
Eyob Mekonnen - 04 - Yegabezkuachew (4:45)
Eyob Mekonnen - 05 - Wehajira Welale (3:42)
Eyob Mekonnen - 06 - Wede Enate Bet (5:28)
Eyob Mekonnen - 07 - Man Yawekal (5:54)
Eyob Mekonnen - 08 - Tew Yalshignen (5:29)
Eyob Mekonnen - 09 - Andebete Tenager (5:22)
Eyob Mekonnen - 10 - Say (3:44)
Eyob Mekonnen - 11 - Yelef (6:03)
Eyob Mekonnen - 12 - Zim Elalehu (3:50)
Eyob Mekonnen - 13 - Endet Beye (6:15)
Eyob Mekonnen - 14 - Erotalehu (5:36)









Saturday, July 15, 2017

Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw - Alemiye / Gubiliye ... and ... Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw - Ereye Demamu/Belayiye / Sabiye [1974] [ethiopia] FLAC












Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw :    Alemiye / Gubiliye

Philips PH 214 A

Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw: Alemiye – Amharic
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke

Philips PH 214 B

Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw: Gubiliye – Amharic
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke


Year: 1974 

Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.





   Mulatu Astatke feat. Belaynesh Wubante and Assegedetch Asfaw - Alemiye   



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Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw:  Ereye Demamu/Belayiye / Sabiye


Philips PH 213 A

Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw: Ereye Demamu/Belayiye – Amharic
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke


Philips PH 213 B

Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw: Sabiye – Amharic
Written by Belaynesh / Assegedetch 
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke



Year: 1974 
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.



Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Teddy Afro - Ethiopia [2017] [ethiopia]















Teddy Afro - Ethiopia [ ኢትዮጵያ ]






Teddy Afro - 01. Ethiopia ( ኢትዮዺያ)  6:37
Teddy Afro - 02. Sembere (ሰምበሬ)   4:42
Teddy Afro - 03. Fiker Eske Mekabir ( ፍቅር እስከ መቃብር)   7:25
Teddy Afro - 04. Anna Neyattu (አና ነያቱ)  5:12
Teddy Afro - 05. Mematsene (መማፀኔ)  5:00
Teddy Afro - 06. Tamolishal (ታሞልሻል)  5:33
Teddy Afro - 07. Yamral (ያምራል)  5:50
Teddy Afro - 08. Emma Zend Yider (እማ ዘንድ ይደር)  5:37
Teddy Afro - 09. Atse Tewodros (አፄ ቴዎድሮስ)   7:58
Teddy Afro10. Marakiye (ማራኪዬ)   5:07
Teddy Afro11. Amen (አሜን)   6:05
Teddy Afro12. Adey (አደይ)   5:28
Teddy Afro13. Nat Baro (ናት ባሮ)   4:20
Teddy Afro 14. Olan Yezo (ኦላን ይዞ)   5:18






Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Black Flower - [2016] - Live at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels 2016-11-03 [b+eth]











       Psyche-delicious and accessible 21st century Ethiodubjazz. As if John Zorn put on Fela Kuti’s shoes and imbibed Mulatu Astatke’s whirls.






Black Flower - Live at Ancienne Belgique






Black Flower - 01 - Sound Sacrament - Abeba Zeybekiko (10:40)
Black Flower - 02 - Alexandria (8:04)
Black Flower - 03 - The Legacy of Prester John (5:32)
Black Flower - 04 - Helios Victor (5:29)
Black Flower - 05 - Worshipper (Origami3) (4:07)
Black Flower - 06 - unknown 1 (7:28)
Black Flower - 07 - High upon the Mountain High upon the Hill (5:37)
Black Flower - 08 - Artifacts (7:40)
Black Flower - 09 - unknown 2 (5:46)
Black Flower - 10 - Realm and Era (10:57)
Black Flower - 11 - Bones (9:25)
Black Flower - 12 - Lunar Eclipse (19:39)





Friday, June 30, 2017

Tilahun Gessesse - Sima! [2016] [ethiopia]













Tilahun Gessesse ‎– Kulun Manqualesh (1970)













Imandeya - I Chant [2016] [ethiopia]













Imandeya - 01 - My Saviour (3:33)
Imandeya - 02 - I Am (5:10)
Imandeya - 03 - Judgement Time (5:27)
Imandeya - 04 - My Religion (5:47)
Imandeya - 05 - Jerusalem's Calling (5:22)
Imandeya - 06 - I Remember (3:34)
Imandeya - 07 - My Lord (5:32)
Imandeya - 08 - No Pride (5:13)
Imandeya - 09 - I Am (5:04)
Imandeya - 10 - Tana Jazz (3:50)








Thursday, June 29, 2017

Debo Band - Montana folk festival no.02 - 2013-07-12 [2013] excerpts [usa+eth]











       Debo Band are a large ensemble led by Ethiopian-American saxophonist Danny Mekonnen and fronted by charismatic vocalist Bruck Tesfaye. Since their inception in 2006, the band has won raves for their groundbreaking take on Ethiopian pop music (think Ethiopiques), which incorporates traditional scales and vocal styles, alongside American soul and funk rhythms, and instrumentation reminiscent of Eastern European brass bands.



Debo Band features:

Bruck Tesfaye vocals
Danny Mekonnen saxophones
Gabriel Birnbaum tenor saxophone
Danilo Henriquez trumpet and percussion
Stephanie Baird trombone
Jonah Rapino electric violin
Kaethe Hostetter five-stringed violin
Marié Abe accordion
Brendon Wood guitar
Arik Grier sousaphone
PJ Goodwin bass
Adam Clark drums








Debo Band - Lantchi Biye 
(2013 Montana Folk Festival)






Debo Band - 01 - Musicawi Silt (6:34)
Debo Band - 02 - Yene Neger (7:03)
Debo Band - 03 - Not Just A Song (7:04)
Debo Band - 04 - Jeguol Naw Betwa (5:12)
Debo Band - 05 - Ney Ney Weleba (7:57)











Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ketema Mekonnen - Ketema 70's [ethiopia]













Ketema Mekonnen - Tizita






Ketema Mekonnen - 01 - Ambasel [with Massinko] (3:38)
Ketema Mekonnen - 02 - Ambasel [with Kirar] (4:40)
Ketema Mekonnen - 03 - Arada (3:28)
Ketema Mekonnen - 04 - Bati (2:53)
Ketema Mekonnen - 05 - Bemela Besebeb (3:09)
Ketema Mekonnen - 06 - Derbaba (3:21)
Ketema Mekonnen - 07 - Endegena (3:05)
Ketema Mekonnen - 08 - Ene Eshaleshalehu (2:40)
Ketema Mekonnen - 09 - Ere Endemin Alesh (1:05)
Ketema Mekonnen - 10 - Gedaye Gedaye (3:25)
Ketema Mekonnen - 11 - Layne Rakshebigne (3:23)
Ketema Mekonnen - 12 - Shemonmoanaye Wa (3:41)
Ketema Mekonnen - 13 - Tey Geday (3:17)
Ketema Mekonnen - 14 - Tizita [with Acordion] (3:54)
Ketema Mekonnen - 15 - Tizita [with Kirar] (3:18)
Ketema Mekonnen - 16 - Tizita [with Massinko] (6:43)





Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - Asnakech and Ketema [ethiopia]














Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - Yewolo tizita





Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 01 - Gende desi (4:56)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 02 - Yewelo tizeta (5:34)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 03 - Alber ende amora (5:32)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 04 - Teymenew (5:47)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 05 - Mela mela (8:07)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 06 - Arada (6:55)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 07 - Wegenea (6:00)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 08 - Ehile bele (5:38)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 09 - Kibret alem (4:26)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 10 - Sabiyea (4:34)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 11 - Gusumayea (3:27)