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Showing posts with label contemporary ethiopian music. Show all posts
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Friday, April 27, 2018

Eden Gebreselassie - Wesen [2017] [ethiopia]












Eden Gebreselassie - 01 - Mawsebo (4:45)
Eden Gebreselassie - 02 - Memelisu (feat Abraham Gebremehdin) (4:40)
Eden Gebreselassie - 03 - Aytneqneqeni (5:39)
Eden Gebreselassie - 04 - Nebsey (6:07)
Eden Gebreselassie - 05 - Timali (5:19)
Eden Gebreselassie - 06 - Wesen (4:30)
Eden Gebreselassie - 07 - Hagerey (5:32)
Eden Gebreselassie - 08 - Akieluka (4:25)
Eden Gebreselassie - 09 - Lelana (5:37)
Eden Gebreselassie - 10 - Ab Fikrido (4:26)





















Saturday, March 3, 2018

Teodros Teddy Makonnen - Teddy Mak 2002 [2002] [ethiopia]














Teddy Mak - Truth





Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 01 - Fikir (6:18)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 02 - Baigermish (6:24)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 03 - Meskerem (6:12)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 04 - Teyim (7:58)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 05 - Hagere (4:58)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 06 - Mejemeria (4:47)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 07 - Eyut sikora (5:35)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 08 - Wolela (6:05)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 09 - Lijinet (4:16)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 10 - Zimita (4:23)






Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Gabii Eda'oo - Soof Umar [2003] [ethiopia]














   Gabii Eda'oo  - HORI LOONII   




Gabii Eda'oo - 01 - Eboo Sayyoo (6:50)
Gabii Eda'oo - 02 - Aanoo (4:00)
Gabii Eda'oo - 03 - Bagan Kufaa Bagan Ka'a (5:44)
Gabii Eda'oo - 04 - Mootagee Koo (5:12)
Gabii Eda'oo - 05 - Aanaleef Calanqoo (5:37)
Gabii Eda'oo - 06 - Geerarsaa (3:36)
Gabii Eda'oo - 07 - Alan Aalan (5:32)
Gabii Eda'oo - 08 - Bareeda Akka Keetii (4:44)
Gabii Eda'oo - 09 - Kophxaa'a (5:09)
Gabii Eda'oo - 10 - Soof Umar (6:04)
Gabii Eda'oo - 11 - Bey Guletiya (5:59)
Gabii Eda'oo - 12 - Instrument (1:35)





Thursday, February 22, 2018

Yishak Banjaw - (2017) - Ambassel Tewesta Instrumental, Vol. 8














Yishak Banjaw - Fikrehoy Temekeri





Yishak Banjaw - 01 - Gubeleye + Endeyerusalem (9:50)
Yishak Banjaw - 02 - Ambassel (9:54)
Yishak Banjaw - 03 - Wahoye (7:00)
Yishak Banjaw - 04 - Anchihoye (7:15)
Yishak Banjaw - 05 - Bati (6:12)
Yishak Banjaw - 06 - Tizita (8:02)
Yishak Banjaw - 07 - Konjiteye (7:20)
Yishak Banjaw - 08 - Ethiopia Adey (7:26)



Thursday, February 8, 2018

Gabriella Ghermandi - [2016] - Ethiopia (Celebrating Emperor Tewodros ll) [ethiopia]











          A lively and captivating album by Ethiopian writer and performer Gabriella Ghermandi

         The project takes as their symbol Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia (1818 - 1868), who was not of royal lineage but took the throne by sheer charisma and will power and united the country. 

      With a mix of Ethiopian traditional and modern instruments the group presents a unique and interesting sound based on traditional Ethiopian pentatonic scales.






Gabriella Ghermandi - Atse Tewodros Project










Gabriella Ghermandi - 01 - Dink Hona (0:51)
Gabriella Ghermandi - 02 - Atse Tewodros (6:09)
Gabriella Ghermandi - 03 - Be Kibir (8:15)
Gabriella Ghermandi - 04 - Che Below (6:06)
Gabriella Ghermandi - 05 - Mimiye (5:23)
Gabriella Ghermandi - 06 - Atse Tewodros (part 2) (4:36)
Gabriella Ghermandi - 07 - Hagere Bete (4:12)
Gabriella Ghermandi - 08 - Tew Below (5:20)
Gabriella Ghermandi - 09 - Be Kibir (part 2) (3:40)



Sunday, November 5, 2017

Samson Berhanu - Ambassel Tewesta Instrumental, Vol. 3 [2017] [ethiopia]











Samson Berhanu - 01 - Awaash (6:11)
Samson Berhanu - 02 - Dafiidafii (6:40)
Samson Berhanu - 03 - Hedd Na Darartee (5:11)
Samson Berhanu - 04 - Hiiq-As (5:38)
Samson Berhanu - 05 - Abbichuu (5:28)
Samson Berhanu - 06 - Ayyaana La Latu (5:28)
Samson Berhanu - 07 - Loobola (5:42)
Samson Berhanu - 08 - Galaanni Gibee (7:06)
Samson Berhanu - 09 - Tessoon (6:35)
Samson Berhanu - 10 - Aadaakeenya (4:29)
Samson Berhanu - 11 - Dumbushee (7:11)






Thursday, June 22, 2017

v.a. - Ethiopian Wedding, Vol. 1 [2016] [ethiopia]














Amsal Mitke - Wedding music






01 - Amsal Mitke - Mushiraye (6:50)
02 - Tadesse Mekete - Amrobatal (5:16)
03 - Aserat Bosena - Ere Na Gobezu (4:22)
04 - Dawit Tsige - Tamrialesh (8:04)
05 - Bewketu Sewmehon - Asayew Lalayew (5:31)
06 - Amsal Mitke - Abajaliye (7:32)
07 - Mebre Mengistu - Govezena (2:22)
08 - Seyoum Moges - Ajeb Newu (8:09)
09 - Teferi Mata - Yidnekachew (7:59)
10 - Demere Legesse - Balezena (6:43)
11 - Aregahegn Worash - Mushiraye (5:26)
12 - Asheber Belay - Aho Bel (5:30)

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Gigi & Bill Laswell's Material - New Flowers From Addis [live @ Krems 2009] [ethiopia]







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four tracks from their gig at Krems, 2009. 











Gigi and Alemayehu Fanta - Zerafewa

                                                        




Sunday, February 26, 2017

Ashenafi Kebede - The Shepherd Flutist, Ethiopian Symphony [1968] [ethiopia]











         Ashenafi Kebede (1938 – May 8, 1998) was an Ethiopian composer, conductor, ethnomusicologist, historical musicologist, music educator, novelist, and poet.

        Kebede was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1938 and was educated in musicology in the United States at the Eastman School of Music (1962), and Wesleyan University (M.A. 1969; Ph.D. 1971).

             He founded the National Saint Yared School of Music in Ethiopia, serving as its first director (1963–1968).

                He was designated a National Composer by Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I, in 1967. Shortly after that he began his graduate studies in the United States, and earned the first Ph.D. in ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University.







The Shepherd Flutist, Ethiopian Symphony




          Ashenafi was a prolific writer. His works include a novel, Confession (1964), articles in ethnomusicology journals, the book Roots of Black Music, and numerous articles in The Chronicler, the magazine of the Center for African-American Culture.

                 In his own compositions he combined Ethiopian and Japanese musical ideas. "Koturasia" is one such piece, written for flute, clarinet, violin, and Japanese koto. Among his other musical compositions were "Peace unto Ethiopia" and "The Life of Our Nation". His best known composition though rarely heard outside Ethiopia was "The Shepherds Flute", performed in 1968 with Hungarian State String Orchestra.










           In the United States, he was Director of the internationally known Ethiopian Research Council, consisting of a group of Ethiopian and American scholars and professionals. At the time of his death he was Director of the Center of African-American Culture at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

       Professor Kebede died in Tallahassee, Florida, May 8, 1998. As spoken by the man, "you are here for me, I am not here for you."









Tracklist 

A
01 - The Shepherd Flutist I (8:52)
02 - The Shepherd Flutist II (3:23)
03 - The Shepherd Flutist III (4:40)
04 - The Shepherd Flutist IV (11:56)
05 - The Shepherd Flutist V (3:23)
                              Composed By – Ashenafi Kebede


B

06 - Ethiopian Symphony [part I & II] (7:40)
07 - Ethiopian Symphony III (12:12)
08 - Ethiopian Symphony IV (10:53)
                              Composed By – Ashenafi Kebede




Ethiopian Symphony in three movements written by Ashenafi Kebede
The Hungarian State String Orchestra with Lóránt Kovács (Flute) conducted by Ashenafi Kebede


The Ethiopian Symphony was dedicated to the 75th birthday of H.I.M. Haile Selassie I.








Friday, February 17, 2017

Tigist Ejigu - Ambassel [1997] [ethiopia]




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                                 Pianist Tigist Ejigu




                 Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Tigist Ejigu developed a passion for music when she was a little girl. She had a sharp ear for music, and when she reached 10th grade she join the prestigious Yared Music School of Addis Ababa. Tigist showed an uncanny ability to replicate on piano most any music to which she was given ear. Her formal training at Yared exposed her to a broader repertoire of music, and both her technical expertise and her interpretive insightfulness blossomed.









                 In 1989, Tigist graduated from Yared with honors. She began performing professionally at hotels and restaurants in Addis Ababa. Wabe Shebelle, the Ibex, the Samit and the Hilton in Addis Ababa were among the hosts of her performances. Her repertoire included faithful renditions of traditional Ethiopian, western classical, and popular international music. It also included sensitive interpretative variations on themes of traditional Ethiopian and western classical music.

                 Tigist moved to America in 1996. She first performed at small Ethiopian restaurants and nightclubs in Washington, DC. She performed solo and with small ensembles, and she primarily performed traditional Ethiopian music. As her notoriety evolved, she began playing across the US -including Seattle, Los Angeles, Boston, and New York. DC is her home, and audiences at the Washington Hilton and the Hilton Capital find great favor with her sensitive melding of Classical and popular international themes. Of late, she has focused upon performing her own compositions. They have a jazz like improvisational quality, yet they capture and reflect both traditional Ethiopian and Western Classical aesthetics. Her performances are heartfelt, and her music has a universal appeal while Ethiopia is forever present.






         Tigist's first album, Ambassel, has achieved international recognition. Her new second album is a collection of sensitive interpretations of Ethiopia's popular and traditional melodies. It is reflective of Tizita, Bati, Anchehoye Lene and Ambassel modes of expression.










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Tigist Ejigu - 01 - Ambassel [a small village name found in Welo region,Ethiopia] (8:17)
Tigist Ejigu - 02 - Yematbela Wof [Unedible Bird] (6:38)
Tigist Ejigu - 03 - Yiwedegn Aywedegn [Does He Love Me, Does He Not] (6:37)
Tigist Ejigu - 04 - Marigne Biyeshalehu [Accept My Apolgy] (5:33)
Tigist Ejigu - 05 - Endit neh [How Are You?] (5:01)
Tigist Ejigu - 06 - Tizita [Nostalgia] (8:22)
Tigist Ejigu - 07 - S'thed s'ketelat [I'll Keep On Following Her Wherver She Goes] (5:06)
Tigist Ejigu - 08 - Letidar [For Marriage] (6:03)
Tigist Ejigu - 09 - Nafkote [My Beloved One Whom I Miss So Much] (6:41)
Tigist Ejigu - 10 - Yenne fiker [My Love] (5:07)



Friday, January 20, 2017

The Ex + Fendika - [2015] - Lale Guma-Addis Hum [nl+eth]











       The Ex are an underground band from the Netherlands that formed in 1979 at the height of the original punk explosion. Initially known as an anarcho-punk band, they have since released over 20 full-length albums of musical experiments and numerous collaborations blending punk and free jazz with styles of folk music from all over the world.






The Ex - Lale Guma (Aha Begena, አሀ በገና)




The Ex + Fendika - 01 - Lale Guma (4:43)
The Ex + Fendika - 02 - Addis Hum (5:25)



Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Nebeyu Tesfaye - Enate [ethiopia]












Nebeyu Tesfaye - Tizita





Nebeyu Tesfaye - 01 - Medina (6:23)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 02 - Wede Harar Guzo (5:53)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 03 - Birtukane (8:38)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 04 - Tizita (6:29)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 05 - Yefeker Shemane (6:28)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 06 - Nunuye (5:20)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 07 - Tetintu Tiz Alegne (5:53)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 08 - Yagere Lidge (6:47)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 09 - Yedenkal (5:06)




Friday, September 16, 2016

Yishak Banjaw - Love Songs Vol. 7 [ethiopia]










       Yishak Banjaw, composer and keyboard player from Addis Ababa known to his country for his innovative compositions and unique sound. His ability to transform traditional Ethiopian songs into spacey Minimal-Wave gems creates an ultra hypnotic and psychedelic atmosphere, a sound that you have never experienced before. A genuine talent who carried the long tradition of Ethiopia into another level..






Yishak Banjaw - Gonder




Yishak Banjaw - 01 - Amalele (7:38)
Yishak Banjaw - 02 - Sadule (5:52)
Yishak Banjaw - 03 - Gonder (5:40)
Yishak Banjaw - 04 - Yene Hasab (6:34)
Yishak Banjaw - 05 - Tegregna (10:29)
Yishak Banjaw - 06 - Abaye Molalesh (6:43)
Yishak Banjaw - 07 - Bertukane (7:25)
Yishak Banjaw - 08 - Sudan (5:42)
Yishak Banjaw - 09 - Askeregn Neger (5:00)
Yishak Banjaw - 10 - Eyewat (8:44)
Yishak Banjaw - 11 - Muna (6:57)



Friday, January 22, 2016

Daniel WoldeGebriel and Teklu Demssie - Abat Des Ylewal [2013] [ethiopia]












Daniel WoldeGebriel and Teklu Demssie - 01 - Ytayal Gudu (7:19)
Daniel WoldeGebriel and Teklu Demssie - 02 - Tedegagfen (5:28)
Daniel WoldeGebriel and Teklu Demssie - 03 - Kulu (8:11)
Daniel WoldeGebriel and Teklu Demssie - 04 - Yeweyn Abeba (7:37)
Daniel WoldeGebriel and Teklu Demssie - 05 - Tdar (6:37)
Daniel WoldeGebriel and Teklu Demssie - 06 - Ashagedawo (5:48)
Daniel WoldeGebriel and Teklu Demssie - 07 - Abat Des Ylewal (9:16)
Daniel WoldeGebriel and Teklu Demssie - 08 - Hayloga (6:39)




Monday, October 12, 2015

Nebeyu Tesfaye - Instrumental [2007] [ethiopia]










Nebeyu Tesfaye - 01. Balewashentu (6:28)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 02. Yalcanchi Alnorem (8:03)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 03. Lubanjaye (5:46)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 04. Bitgulila (6:18)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 05. Bemela Besebeb (5:49)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 06. Aydelem Lebicha (7:21)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 07. Demo Jemeregn (5:48)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 08. Dehna Hugne (7:27)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 09. Aynema Wedajesh (5:08)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 10. Harambe (7:17)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 11. Eda (6:28)
Nebeyu Tesfaye - 12. Anchen Mesay Konjo (5:30)




Thursday, June 11, 2015

Mohammed Ibraahim [Xawiil] - Galaana [2008] [ethiopia]
















01 - Mohammed Ibraahim - Jaalala Dhugaa (6:26)
02 - Mohammed Ibraahim - Intaley (5:30)
03 - Mohammed Ibraahim - Jaalalaan (5:47)
04 - Mohammed Ibraahim - Jeedo (4:30)
05 - Mohammed Ibraahim - Jimmitti (5:28)
06 - Mohammed Ibraahim - Habiibi (Sudaan) (5:45)
07 - Mohammed Ibraahim - Hin Yaadini (5:17)
08 - Mohammed Ibraahim - Naf Jacel Halelay (7:04)
09 - Mohammed Ibraahim - Mee Yomiin Si'arka (6:52)
10 - Mohammed Ibraahim - Shirgigaate (8:22)
11 - Mohammed Ibraahim - Yoomuma (5:52)
12 - Mohammed Ibraahim - Galaana (9:59)



Monday, April 27, 2015

Teshome Mitiku & Frehiwot Lemma - [2009] - Zemen [2009] [ethiopia]








       Teshome's career stretches back over thirty years in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as a member of the influential Soul Ekos Band in the late 60s.


      Teshome Mitiku began performing at local schools and nightclubs when he was just a teenager. In the late 60's, singer and keyboardist Teshome Mitiku; his brother and alto saxophonist, Theodros "Teddy" Mitiku; trumpeter, Tamrat Ferendji; bassist Fekade Amde-Meskel; drummer, Tesfaye Mekonnen; guitarist, Alula Yohannes and singer, Seifu Yohannes formed the influential Soul Ekos Band

      The band released numerous songs. Teshome Mitiku composed and wrote Gara Ser New Betesh, Yezemed Yebada, Mot Adeladlogn and Hasabe.





Teshome Mitiku - Susegnash




01 - Teshome Mitiku & Frehiwot Lemma - Bati (7:46)
02 - Teshome Mitiku & Frehiwot Lemma - Hasabe (5:42)
03 - Teshome Mitiku & Frehiwot Lemma - Kante Gar (5:58)
04 - Teshome Mitiku & Frehiwot Lemma - Susegnash (6:43)
05 - Teshome Mitiku & Frehiwot Lemma - Abren Enwal (4:30)
06 - Teshome Mitiku & Frehiwot Lemma - Gimash Sewnet (6:00)
07 - Teshome Mitiku & Frehiwot Lemma - Himem Sewnet (5:05)
08 - Teshome Mitiku & Frehiwot Lemma - Almetam Kerehugn (5:35)
09 - Teshome Mitiku & Frehiwot Lemma - Eshururu (5:05)
10 - Teshome Mitiku & Frehiwot Lemma - Tinsae (6:59)
11 - Teshome Mitiku & Frehiwot Lemma - Tizitaye (6:16)
12 - Teshome Mitiku & Frehiwot Lemma - Zemen (5:58)