Friday, May 9, 2014

Badume's Band & Selamnesh Zemene - Ale Gena - Ethiopia [2011]

       It is an almost vehement strong voice that shakes the listener from the outset, Korahu ( Proud ), one also entered the international scene of the young Selamnesh Zemene with this second album of Breton septet. Fascinated by the sound of horns and electric guitars Addis Ababa 1960s and mid -70 , with its international tours with the two biggest stars of swing Abyssinian , Mahmoud Ahmed and Alèmayèhu Eshèté, the Badume 's Band puts his sax , clarinet , guitar, bass, drums and Hammond organ service resounding song Selamnesh, new revelation of the Ethiopian capital.

       Selamnesh descended from a line of azmaris, griots, nomads of the region of Gondar, the former capital of Ethiopia, known for its cultural and artistic influence. A past that inspired the singer to his choice of themes, often its ancestral musical modes to the example of this rhythm Wedding Dance fever makes the first track. A festive fervor found in Ketew Abew (where it is beautiful) , an ode to the origins of ululating, a copper piece to perfection with a guitar that turns. Sometimes the dance groove of Ethio - jazz Badume 's Band,  supports voice that pierces surprisingly that such divas du Sahel , as evidenced by this blues rock dominated by brass Sentun Ayehu Banjte meaning with you I have seen all the colors ( sic) .

       Much of the ten tracks ( ncluding two instrumentals, Antchi Bizu , way cool jazz, and Alemnesh, a gently catchy ballad ), are also blues, exhilarating as lamentos Ale Gena (there is) a song morello seasoned, music with jazz accents, a little funky . While Tezeta Duga Aggayú (memory), despite its rock guitar remains a sorrow song marked by ululating, like nagging complaint Sabiyé a composition of the famous singer and actress Asnaqètch Worqu , disappeared in September 2011, seventy-six years , inspiring Mahmoud Ahmed. 

      Moreover, Selamnesh takes another standard Abyssinian Heritage Mela Mela solution , the tube that was made known to the world Mahmoud Ahmed in the 1980s , traditional inspiration, such a sweet haunting trance, a collective prayer.

01. Badume's Band & Selamnesh Zemene - Korahu (5:58)
02. Badume's Band & Selamnesh Zemene - Ale Gena (5:45)
03. Badume's Band & Selamnesh Zemene - Tezeta Duga Aggayu (7:45)
04. Badume's Band & Selamnesh Zemene - Ketew Abew (5:47)
05. Badume's Band & Selamnesh Zemene - Mela mela (6:53)
06. Badume's Band & Selamnesh Zemene - Antchi Bizu (3:30)
07. Badume's Band & Selamnesh Zemene - Minjar (6:39)
08. Badume's Band & Selamnesh Zemene - Sabiyé (6:16)
09. Badume's Band & Selamnesh Zemene - Sentun Ayehli Bante (3:50)
10. Badume's Band & Selamnesh Zemene - Alemnesh (2:54)


2b0rn0t0b said...

Anonymous said...

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2b0rn0t0b said...

thanks, dude! this kind of tips are always welcome. already have her's EP "Life Happens" and intend to post it soon.