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Monday, January 30, 2017

Alemseged Kebede - Nostalgia [feat. Teddy Mitty & Moges Habte] [Instrumental] [2016] [ethiopia]









    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 - 01 - Behele new Bewne [በህልሜ ነው በውኔ] (6:52)
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)




Friday, January 27, 2017

Aregahegn Worash - Chayibet [2009] [ethiopia]













Aregahegn Worash - YafeQeresh libe





Aregahegn Worash - 01 - Ashageregn (4:54)
Aregahegn Worash - 02 - Fkilign (6:08)
Aregahegn Worash - 03 - Ke'akem Belay (5:41)
Aregahegn Worash - 04 - Ya Zemen (6:48)
Aregahegn Worash - 05 - Anchi Ye Gojam Tsehay (6:14)
Aregahegn Worash - 06 - Chaybet (5:07)
Aregahegn Worash - 07 - Endene Newu Enji (5:48)
Aregahegn Worash - 08 - Lemen Tafriyalesh (5:45)
Aregahegn Worash - 09 - Esat Sihon Wuha (4:36)
Aregahegn Worash - 10 - Betem Behon Bado (4:32)
Aregahegn Worash - 11 - Tamrialesh (5:09)
Aregahegn Worash - 12 - Wubet Beza (5:06)
Aregahegn Worash - 13 - Mushrit (5:25)





Thursday, January 26, 2017

Tewodros Tadesse, Netsanet Melese, Aregahegn Worash, Kuku Sebsebe - 4 stars [1977] [ethiopia]












01 - Tewodros Tadesse & Kuku - Ho naney (6:10)
02 - Tewodros Tadesse - Man endanche (4:50)
03 - Kuku Sebsibe - Shegaw balegame (5:46)
04 - Aregahegn Werash - Eraq eraq atbey (5:30)
05 - Kuku Sebsibe - Yaregal (4:23)
06 - Aregahegn and Netsanet - Ereman Nebere (6:05)
07 - Aregahegn Werash - Setebekesh wuy (6:39)
08 - Kuku Sebsibe - Ante yene mewded (5:05)
09 - Tewodros Tadesse - Altesenadahum (7:03)
10 - Tewodros Tadesse - Menew bene lay (5:21)





Tuesday, January 24, 2017

v.a. - Ethiopian Reggae [ethiopia]











Haile Roots - Chew Lerasish (4:05)
Sami Dan - Anchi Yene (4:01)
Shewandagne Hailu - Kurat (5:33)
Getnet Demissie - Bihon (3:44)
Michael Melaku (Mike) - Dera (4:40)
Lidj abebaw - Ayteshign endalayesh (5:19)
Babby Ragga - Sewlesew Enihun (4:44)
Estifanos Getahun - Sew Le Sew (4:57)
Mike Solo - Habesha (4:30)
Ras Biruk - Rello (5:40)
Mieraf Assefa - Guadegnaye (4:50)
Enyachew Fancho ft Mesay Goa - Reggae Hawassa (5:48)
Aklilu Mekonen (Aki Man) - Sitakibet (6:46)
Mamila Lukas ft Sara T - Jerusalem (5:39)
Ras Abel - Rastafari callin' (5:16)
Ras Mule - Alehulesh (4:15)
Rasjany - Selamta (3:49)
Sydney Salmon - Never Been Colonized (4:35)
Yaddi Bojia - Hagere (5:00)
Zeleke Gessesse - Selam (5:05)





Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hailu Mergia - Instrumental Music [1983] [ethiopia]





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           Instrumental album of Hailu Mergia. These tracks came to me without tags, only with 1983 as year of release (ethiopian or western calendar, I dont know).















Hailu Mergia - 01 - Hailu Mergia (8:29)
Hailu Mergia - 02 - Hailu Mergia (7:18)
Hailu Mergia - 03 - Hailu Mergia (6:40)
Hailu Mergia - 04 - Hailu Mergia (8:23)
Hailu Mergia - 05 - Hailu Mergia (8:36)
Hailu Mergia - 06 - Hailu Mergia (8:30)
Hailu Mergia - 07 - Hailu Mergia (6:54)
Hailu Mergia - 08 - Hailu Mergia (7:04)



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, January 18, 2017

Yishak Banjaw - Love Songs Vol. 1 [ethiopia]













Yisak Banjaw - Workalem




       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 - 01 - Keyah Eya Neyra (5:08)
Yishak Banjaw - 02 - Seberta (6:17)
Yishak Banjaw - 03 - Work Alem (7:29)
Yishak Banjaw - 04 - Agermerboba (7:39)
Yishak Banjaw - 05 - Haba Haba (3:51)
Yishak Banjaw - 06 - Memote New Eko (5:49)
Yishak Banjaw - 07 - Seberta (7:13)
Yishak Banjaw - 08 - Chenki Nay Kiltena (7:04)
Yishak Banjaw - 09 - Hayati Hayati (6:27)
Yishak Banjaw - 10 - Tana Dar New Betua (4:23)





Mulatu Astatke / Oscar Sulley - Mulah 2 / Uhuru Mash Up [Nephews of Phela remixes] [2005] FLAC






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A / Mulatu Astatke - Mulah 2
B / Oscar Sulley - Uhuru Mash Up






         Ethiopian Mulatu Astatke's unique blend of jazz, funk and afrobeat has found its way into many peoples record collections recently since the three quality "Ethio Jazz" LPs were reissued on the L'Arome imprint, and further popularised when the "Modern Jazz Instrumentals" record was used as the soundtrack to the Jim Jarmusch film "Broken Flowers". 

        Even before all of that people were unwittingly hearing some of these killer breaks on Mo' Wax era breakbeat and triphop tracks, all this combined should be telling you - this is music of the highest quality!!!And what we've got here is a remix for the dancefloor that's gonna be a monster, an esteemed West London producer has brought the heaviest of broken beats to create an exquisite piece of broken beat Ethio funk fusion. 

         The b-side is an equally strong rework of Ghanian Oscar Sulley's "Bukom Mashie".









Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Mahmoud Ahmed - Live at WOMAD [2005] [ethiopia]





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1. Mahmoud Ahmed - Live at WOMAD 2005 (73:00)









Monday, January 16, 2017

v.a. - Krar & Masinko [ethiopia]











Krar Collective




       The krar or kraar is a five- or six-stringed bowl-shaped lyre from Eritrea and Ethiopia. The instrument is tuned to a pentatonic scale. A modern krar may be amplified, much in the same way as an electric guitar or violin.


        A chordophone, the krar is usually decorated with wood, cloth and beads. Its five or six strings determine the available pitches. The instrument's tone depends on the musician's playing technique: bowing, strumming or plucking. If plucked, the instrument will produce a soft tone. Strumming, on the other hand, will yield a harmonious pulsation. The instrument is often played by musician-singers called azmari. It usually accompanies love songs and secular songs.











Masinko tutorial




        The masinko (also spelled mesenqo, mesenko, mesenko, mesinko, or mesinqo) is a single-stringed bowed lute commonly found in the musical traditions of Ethiopia and Eritrea. As with the krar, this instrument is used by Ethiopian minstrels called azmaris ("singer" in Amharic) . Although it functions in a purely accompaniment capacity in songs, the masinko requires considerable virtuosity, as azmaris accompany themselves while singing.


     The square- or diamond-shaped resonator is made of four small wooden boards glued together, then covered with a stretched parchment or rawhide. The single string is typically made of horse hair, and passes over a bridge. The instrument is tuned by means of a large tuning peg to fit the range of the singer's voice. It may be bowed by either the right or left hand, and the non-bow hand sits lightly on top of the upper part of the string.






01 - Derbe Zenebe - Esti leguaz (5:18)
02 - Maritu Legesse - Akale Webe (4:50)
03 - Gash Abera Mola - Yameral Agere (5:17)
04 - Samuel Kassa - Techno Be'Masinko (3:27)
05 - Gigi & Yeshi Demelash - Bati [Reggaetopia - single] (5:59)
06 - Mahmoud Ahmed & Gossaye Tesfaye - Adera (5:52)
07 - Eskedar Amsalu - Bayeshelegn (7:15)
08 - Rasselas - Tizita (ft. Bezuayehu Demissie) (4:11)
09 - Gigi - Tew Maneh (4:54)
10 - Gigi - Kiraren Bikagnew (5:37)
11 - Asnaketch Worku - Arada (3:01)
12 - Mary Armeday - Enem Lefelefkugn Melageruw Sema (3:39)
13 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Anchiye Hodiye (4:36)
14 - Endris - Masinko (2:36)





Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Martha Ashagari - Yegud Mewded [2015] [2008EC] [ethiopia]













Martha Ashagari - Menajo












Martha Ashagari - 01 - Menajo (4:37)
Martha Ashagari - 02 - Tew Telemenegn (5:49)
Martha Ashagari - 03 - Zemede (7:19)
Martha Ashagari - 04 - Kuru Jegna (5:25)
Martha Ashagari - 05 - Yegara New Fikir (6:51)
Martha Ashagari - 06 - Libe Bel-Tenesa (6:22)
Martha Ashagari - 07 - Bemin Serah (3:52)
Martha Ashagari - 08 - Emnete Bante New (4:51)
Martha Ashagari - 09 - Yemin Shishig (5:07)
Martha Ashagari - 10 - Nefse (4:41)
Martha Ashagari - 11 - Alamir Alegn (5:05)
Martha Ashagari - 12 - Qeyachin (5:08)


Sunday, January 8, 2017

Taddalaa Gammachuu - Qannet Lafa Bahe [2006] [ethiopia]













Taddalaa Gammachuu - Qannet Lafa Bahe




Taddalaa Gammachuu - 01 - Ayyaana Hoggaa (5:28)
Taddalaa Gammachuu - 02 - Shurrubbitii (6:29)
Taddalaa Gammachuu - 03 - Ayiishaa Qalloo (5:34)
Taddalaa Gammachuu - 04 - Qonnet Lafa Bahe (6:58)
Taddalaa Gammachuu - 05 - Kotuu Bari (5:17)
Taddalaa Gammachuu - 06 - Siiyeetoo (7:13)
Taddalaa Gammachuu - 07 - Kulle Tiyaa (5:18)
Taddalaa Gammachuu - 08 - Ashaawalatoo (5:53)
Taddalaa Gammachuu - 09 - Abbabeetoo (4:37)
Taddalaa Gammachuu - 10 - Akoormatuugira (5:57)
Taddalaa Gammachuu - 11 - Jiirta (5:09)
Taddalaa Gammachuu - 12 - Hunda Nagaafadhu (5:27)





Friday, January 6, 2017

Bethelhem Dagnachew - Shiw Shiw [2004] [ethiopia]



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01. Bethelhem Dagnachew - Alchalkum (5:01)
02. Bethelhem Dagnachew - Chal Chal Yenie Fiker (4:55)
03. Bethelhem Dagnachew - Degmoh Naynie Metah (6:22)
04. Bethelhem Dagnachew - Eibo (5:05)
05. Bethelhem Dagnachew - Geday Neh (4:41)
06. Bethelhem Dagnachew - Kedamie Gebeya (5:07)
07. Bethelhem Dagnachew - Kelebeh Kehone (5:33)
08. Bethelhem Dagnachew - Menem Baymesleh (4:46)
09. Bethelhem Dagnachew - Shew Shew Bagerachen (5:35)
10. Bethelhem Dagnachew - Tew Lantem Aybej (5:36)
11. Bethelhem Dagnachew - Yefiker Abazie (5:17)






Thursday, January 5, 2017

Monica Sisay - Tey Atemign [2004] [ethiopia]




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01. Monica Sisay - Yewelo Lj (6:07)
02. Monica Sisay - Tey Atmign (4:19)
03. Monica Sisay - Shekshk (6:29)
04. Monica Sisay - Yehywet Itaye (5:39)
05. Monica Sisay - Fkre Temkakren (5:30)
06. Monica Sisay - Alemawek (4:20)
07. Monica Sisay - Lelas Aynetkegnm (4:55)
08. Monica Sisay - Hasabe Kantenew (5:27)
09. Monica Sisay - Tew Debabsew (5:54)
10. Monica Sisay - Yalante Aydelagnm (5:28)
11. Monica Sisay - Lbh Lela Lemdo (6:15)
12. Monica Sisay - Yawu Tegegntoal (6:06)





Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Yemane Kidane - Yeaklena [2016] [eritrea]




















Yemane Kidane - 01 - Yeaklena (6:13)
Yemane Kidane - 02 - Karibu (5:59)
Yemane Kidane - 03 - Sidet (5:32)
Yemane Kidane - 04 - Asho Asila (5:40)
Yemane Kidane - 05 - Haqi nebala misikir iya (5:01)
Yemane Kidane - 06 - Mother (6:06)
Yemane Kidane - 07 - Tefkireni Zineberet (5:12)
Yemane Kidane - 08 - Tibeb (3:56)
Yemane Kidane - 09 - Peace & Love (3:28)