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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Nini [Tigist Mekonnen Kidane] - Akematlegn [ethiopia]






Nini - Tigist Mekonnen




         Few months ago I stumble upon this magnificent piece of work of Ethiopian singer Nini - Tigist Mekonnen Kidane

         It's virtualy impossible to find any piece of information about her. I don't even have proper name for her album. I am not sure is Akematlegn full name of Nini's album. Any help is welcome.






       But, beside this lack of information and pictures, I have to share this album with you, becouse it's wonderful!

         Nice electro-pop music of Ethiopia 80's. Present for thirsty ears.




01 - Nini - Libe Bante (4:23)
02 - Nini - Abesha (4:59)
03 - Nini - Akematlegn (4:48)
04 - Nini - Mechem Atselechegnim (4:52)
05 - Nini - Mama Africa (4:58)
06 - Nini - Fekerin Filega (5:22)
07 - Nini - Mama Africa (4:18)
08 - Nini - Estenfase (4:56)
09 - Nini - Tizita (5:35)
10 - Nini - Andebeten Lefta (3:56)



Friday, November 21, 2014

v.a. - Traditional music ensemble of the Ras-Theatre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [1982] [Melodiya, C80-17751-2]






Ras Theatre - Dedero







traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - yaniti (4:35)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - ethiopia adei (3:30)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - our country (3:57)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - dedero (3:29)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - yabishan bira (5:55)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - peace to the proletariat (2:48)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - belew belew (3:59)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - the militant communist (3:52)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - rebahel zemeslar (3:22)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - tizita (3:41)



Thursday, November 20, 2014

Shambel Belayneh - Gegna Kere [ethiopia]





Ethiopia - Shambel Belayneh






01 - Shambel Belayneh - Gegna Kere (6:46)
02 - Shambel Belayneh - Eta Banchi Megen (7:17)
03 - Shambel Belayneh - Arefa Tegen Leteta (5:35)
04 - Shambel Belayneh - Yastemaminal (4:18)
05 - Shambel Belayneh - Wedagera Legba (6:24)
06 - Shambel Belayneh - Belebesesew Kutash (6:39)
07 - Shambel Belayneh - Aberen Enichachas (6:33)
08 - Shambel Belayneh - Yalmeshal Ayena (5:08)
09 - Shambel Belayneh - Mewuhera (7:12)
10 - Shambel Belayneh - Nurelen Tilahun (5:18)



Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Lemma G. Hiwot, Zenebech Tesfaye & Selamawit G. Selassie - Wedding songs [1973] [ethiopia]





Amhara Wedding Songs - feat Lemma G. Hiwot, Selamawit G. Selassie and Zenebech Tesfaye







       Originally released on Philips Ethiopia in 1973, this seemingly impossible to find LP is available once again to the lucky humans of the world. 


         With a mix of modern and traditional instruments these fourteen songs go through the progression of an Ethiopian Amhara wedding sung in Amharic. With the trio of singers, Lemma G. Hiwot, Zenebech Tesfaye, and Selamawit G. Selassie, alternating turns at the microphone, and sharing call and response duties, a relentless frenzy of hand clapping incites dancing and smiles. The consumption of tedj (honeywine) and the swirling love of a wedding was captured in the studio with euphoric energy to take away to play over and over again when the festivities are over. With hand screened covers and an insert of wedding photos accompanying the liner notes, this is the next best thing to an invitation to the real thing. 

      Originally released on Philips Ethiopia in 1973. A co-release with Mitmitta Musika of Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.




Singers: Lemma Gebre Hiwot, Zenebech Tesfaye & Selamawit Gebre Selassie
Washint & Kirar (Mederder): Melaku Gelaw
Piano: Getachew Degefu
Guitar: ‘Haile’
Bass: Tekle Tesfa-Ezghi
Drums & Percussion: Hussein Nuro
Arrangements: Getachew Degefu









Zenebech Tesfaye & Selamawit Gebre Selassie














Lemma Gebre Hiwot