Alemseged Kebede (Electric Bass) has influenced most of the new generation of Ethiopian bass players.
He first started playing professionally in the late 1970’s with famous singers such as: Tilahun Gessesse, Menilik Wosenachew , Muluken Melese, Aster Aweke and with many more Ethiopian singers in recent memory.
After moving to Canada and later to the US, he started playing in local restaurants, and clubs. In addition to bass, he also plays drums and keyboards.
He has arranged and produced more than 2 albums of his own and played bass almost on every Ethiopian singers music CD’s in recent times. Traveled allover the world and shared the stage with the great African bands like Manu Dibango, Hugh Masakela, and Ellis Marsalis. Alemseged remains a first call musician for many artists, who need his soulful, funky bass lines to complement their music.
Feedel Band - Meskerem
Feedel band’s original pentatonic melodies are repurposed with mutated instrumentation like 60s and 70s-era Ethiopian grooves played on congas, electric guitar, bass, saxophone, krar, mesenko, piano, organ, trombone and drums.
The members of Feedel Band are all acclaimed musicians in their own right Feedel’s sax player Moges Habte can be heard performing the funky James Brown Band influenced cut “Muziqawi Silt” on Éthiopiques’ Volume 13 with his ’70s group the Walias Band. Their bass player Alemseged Kebede's groovy bass lines could be found in many of Aster Aweke and Tilahune Gessesse's music. Also in the band is Araya Woldemichael who is the founder of the band, composer, keyboardist and a producer. They will be joined by Mikias Abebayehu on drums/congas, Kaleb Temesgen on electric guitar, Kenneth Joseph on drums, Omar Little on trumpet, Minale Bezu on krar (stringed lyre)/vocal, Setegn Atenaw on mesenko/vocal, Feleke Hailu on alto sax, Thomas Young, Fasil Bezabeh and Almaz Getahun on traditional dances.
Alemseged Kebede - 02 - Kalatashew Akal [ካላጣሺው አካል] (4:40)
Alemseged Kebede - 03 - Enkwan kome [እንኳን ቆሜ] (6:01)
Alemseged Kebede - 04 - Alwedatem Yalkuwat [አልወዳትም ያልኳት] (5:30)
Alemseged Kebede - 05 - Awasa Langano [አዋሳ ላንጋኖ] (5:46)
Alemseged Kebede - 06 - Nigerigne Menew [ንገሪኝ ምነው] (5:59)
Alemseged Kebede - 07 - Gedam Yefeker Gedam [ገዳም የፍቅር ገዳም] (6:07)
Alemseged Kebede - 08 - Tole (Slow) [ቶሌ] (5:11)
Alemseged Kebede - 09 - Tole (Fast) [ቶሌ] (3:53)