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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Robel Musika - Nesa [2011] [usa+ethiopia]





Robel Musika - Gelila






Robel Musika - Tey Manesh (5:31)
Robel Musika - Ethio Swag (4:58)
Robel Musika - Gelila (3:01)
Robel Musika - Liben Tiche Metaw (3:00)
Robel Musika - Ase Tedros (3:21)
Robel Musika - Ebedubet (3:50)
Robel Musika - Sebebena (4:00)
Robel Musika - Hold ya (4:12)
Robel Musika - Nesanet (4:54)
Robel Musika - Abesha Party (3:45)
Robel Musika - Ene na my girlfriend (2:51)


Friday, October 24, 2014

Getachew H/Mariam - Barebada [2004] [ethiopia]





Getachew H/Mariam - Geerarsa








01 - Getachew H. Mariam - Meshama (7:08)
02 - Getachew H. Mariam - Berbada (6:48)
03 - Getachew H. Mariam - Numan-Bowa (5:14)
04 - Getachew H. Mariam - Gerarisa (5:40)
05 - Getachew H. Mariam - Seko-Seko Fegene (5:36)
06 - Getachew H. Mariam - Ayangalo (6:45)
07 - Getachew H. Mariam - Yarabi (5:00)
08 - Getachew H. Mariam - Magan-Magale (6:31)
09 - Getachew H. Mariam - Anunabe (5:29)
10 - Getachew H. Mariam - Esti Endetnesh (6:39)


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Damtew Ayele - Gojam Azene [2004] [ethiopia]





Damtew Ayele - Gojam Azene










01 - Damtew Ayele - Merea (6:14)
02 - Damtew Ayele - Yewolo Lij (6:52)
03 - Damtew Ayele - Yenema (6:24)
04 - Damtew Ayele - Wolelaye (5:12)
05 - Damtew Ayele - Menjar (6:36)
06 - Damtew Ayele - Gojam Azene (6:56)
07 - Damtew Ayele - Arebereb (4:53)
08 - Damtew Ayele - Awdamet (4:50)
09 - Damtew Ayele - Amora Hognalehu (5:51)
10 - Damtew Ayele - Temesgen Elalehu (5:28)


v.a. - unknown Somali album




Nimco Dareem





Unknown Somali album - Track 01 (3:44)
  Unknown Somali album - Track 02 (10:05)
Unknown Somali album - Track 03 (6:29)
Unknown Somali album - Track 04 (7:13)
Unknown Somali album - Track 05 (6:48)
Unknown Somali album - Track 06 (6:55)
Unknown Somali album - Track 07 (6:41)
Unknown Somali album - Track 08 (5:22)
Unknown Somali album - Track 09 (5:24)
Unknown Somali album - Track 10 (7:13)



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Kazanchis + 1 - [2014] - Live @ Taktlos festival, Zurich 05-25




Trio Kazanchis - Nanu Nanu Neye


       Trio Kazanchis got together by coincidence in 2009 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's musical hotspot while playing jam sessions in Melaku Belay's Club Fendika and Mulatu Astatke's own African-Jazz Club before touring Europe in underground venues and related festivals.

  




      Kazanchis +1 plays songs with an Ethiopian origin, either modern or traditional, and a European '80s touch, combined with free energetic improvisation using highly-developed Ethiopian pentatonic scales, from slow and trance-like to up-tempo, energetic moods. The band's choice of instruments presented itself on European stages as very elastic, nicely melting together, and also as a challenging combination -- all-in-all successful. 

     Mesele Asmamaw, described as the Jimi Hendrix of the electric krar (the 6-string Ethiopian lyre), has become known as an innovator & virtuoso of his instrument in Ethiopia. Fabien Duscombs, the quicksilver drummer from Toulouse lays down the perfect grid for Mesele to play his syncopating accents. Jeroen Visser glues the two tightly together, providing bass and chords with his Farfisa organ/synth, or challenges their sounds with his baritone sax. Since the summer of 2013, the amazing masinqo-player (a one-stringed violin) Endris Hassen has become a full member of the group, completing the sound and surprisingly even reinforcing the trio-feel.





     Trio Kazanchis’ Mèssèlè Asmamaw has been selected as 2013 Best Miscellaneous Instrumentalist at www.africanjazz.info.


01 - Kazanchis + 1 - unknown title (6:19)
02 - Kazanchis + 1 - announcement (0:53)
03 - Kazanchis + 1 - Agerva Wasa Megena (6:04)
04 - Kazanchis + 1 - announcement (0:12)
05 - Kazanchis + 1 - Astawesalehu (7:23)
06 - Kazanchis + 1 - Ayne Hulgize Yesasaleshal [fadeout] (4:36)