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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Gili Yalo - Gili Yalo [2017] [ethiopia+israel]











          From his base in Tel Aviv, Gili Yalo is launching a solo career in a new project that combines Ethiopian roots with soul, funk, psychedelic, and jazz music. Yalo, who has collaborated with top music producers Beno Hendler (Balkan Beat Box) and Uri Brauner Kinrot (Boom Pam), incorporates sounds from traditional Ethiopian music into a contemporary music production. 

          The result is an exceptional, rich, vivid melody accompanied by Gili's unique voice with lyrics in both English and Amharic. The music embodies his own personal story, which inspired the rhythm and flow of the whole project. And what a story he has to tell: Operation Moses was the covert evacuation of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan during a famine in 1984. These Ethiopian Jews fled from their native land on foot to refugee camps in Sudan. Together with his family, Gili Yalo made this perilous trip, walked through the desert towards the "Promised Land" and sang to his beloved ones. 







Gili Yalo - Selam




       Gili Yalo's band is made up of five musicians, including guitar, bass, keyboard, drums, and trumpet. An entrancing rhythmic motion is apparent when listening to Gili's music, from the groove, beat and flow, and up to the lyrics, concept and style of the project. Today, Yalo's music gives a new meaning to traditional Ethiopian music. The expression of his story through an advanced music production represents his own personal triumph. Gili Yalo's album combines Ethiopian roots music with a modern touch of jazz and soul. Yalo began writing the songs for his album in 2015 coming from a strong desire to express himself and to send out a message to the world: in order to guide yourself forward you have to carry your roots with you and remember where you came from. Through this album, Yalo has managed to connect his personal history to his current life alongside renowned music producer Uri Brauner Kinrot (Boom Pam) and many talented local musicians who were brought together for this project. 

       Yalo reveals a fresh perspective to Ethiopian culture by using his personal musical influences such as James Brown and Mulatu Astatke to blend the sounds of funk and soul with Ethio-jazz music. The album, like Africa itself, is a rich patchwork of color and rhythm. The sound is influenced by '70s blues, soul, and funk music, with Ethiopian music at the core of the project. Also features Keren Dun.




Gili Yalo - 01 - Tadese (2:54)
Gili Yalo - 02 - Selam (3:50)
Gili Yalo - 03 - Sab Sam (4:39)
Gili Yalo - 04 - Africa (4:57)
Gili Yalo - 05 - Hot Shot (3:28)
Gili Yalo - 06 - Coffee (4:56)
Gili Yalo - 07 - City Life (4:05)
Gili Yalo - 08 - Fire (3:50)
Gili Yalo - 09 - T'ebik'iu (4:57)
Gili Yalo - 10 - New Life (3:36)





Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Melaku Tegene - Ambassel Tewesta Instrumental, Vol.1 [2017] [ethiopia]












Melaku Tegene - 01 - Wub Aynama (7:11)
Melaku Tegene - 02 - Tidar Yastelash (5:33)
Melaku Tegene - 03 - Wedejeshalew (6:55)
Melaku Tegene - 04 - Akal Ayneshen (5:00)
Melaku Tegene - 05 - Setenafeqegn (5:42)
Melaku Tegene - 06 - Min Tadergiwalesh (6:42)
Melaku Tegene - 07 - Wedejesh (8:04)
Melaku Tegene - 08 - Sayunora (4:58)
Melaku Tegene - 09- Yekerta (5:35)
Melaku Tegene - 10 - Sebebegna (5:56)
Melaku Tegene - 11 - Yager Lij (5:18)






Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tadesse Alemu - Mahider Zema [2000] [ethiopia]




   R   E   U   P   L   O   A   D   










Tadesse Alemu - Ethiopia




01. Tadesse Alemu - Gedaye (4:58)
02. Tadesse Alemu - Munanye (6:22)
03. Tadesse Alemu - Aynuma (6:28)
04. Tadesse Alemu - Festal (5:12)
05. Tadesse Alemu - Shewa Laye (5:42)
06. Tadesse Alemu - Wello (4:46)
07. Tadesse Alemu - Alamebere (5:11)
08. Tadesse Alemu - Kebeto (6:46)
09. Tadesse Alemu - Nunuye (4:43)
10. Tadesse Alemu - Guayla (5:17)
11. Tadesse Alemu - Neybera (7:03)




Friday, April 27, 2018

Eden Gebreselassie - Wesen [2017] [ethiopia]












Eden Gebreselassie - 01 - Mawsebo (4:45)
Eden Gebreselassie - 02 - Memelisu (feat Abraham Gebremehdin) (4:40)
Eden Gebreselassie - 03 - Aytneqneqeni (5:39)
Eden Gebreselassie - 04 - Nebsey (6:07)
Eden Gebreselassie - 05 - Timali (5:19)
Eden Gebreselassie - 06 - Wesen (4:30)
Eden Gebreselassie - 07 - Hagerey (5:32)
Eden Gebreselassie - 08 - Akieluka (4:25)
Eden Gebreselassie - 09 - Lelana (5:37)
Eden Gebreselassie - 10 - Ab Fikrido (4:26)





















Saturday, April 14, 2018

Nhatty Man - Vol. 2 [፪] [2017] [ethiopia]
















Nhatty Man - Bado






Nhatty Man - 01 - Aybeka (4:21)
Nhatty Man - 02 - Sheb Adrgo (4:19)
Nhatty Man - 03 - Bado (4:41)
Nhatty Man - 04 - Emenegne (4:41)
Nhatty Man - 05 - Anchin Say (4:03)
Nhatty Man - 06 - Banchi Aymtu (3:54)
Nhatty Man - 07 - Yemegemeriyaye (5:04)
Nhatty Man - 08 - Ande Ybeltal Ke Meto (4:23)
Nhatty Man - 09 - Medafish Ybarek (4:36)
Nhatty Man - 10 - Ykomal Woy (4:20)
Nhatty Man - 11 - Twek (5:10)
Nhatty Man - 12 - Mamesgegnaye (4:25)
Nhatty Man - 13 - Yegizen Eje (4:25)






Sunday, April 8, 2018

Yasuhiro Mori - Ethio Breaks [2017] [japan+ethiopia]




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These tracks are EDIT of ethiopian 45&33 1969-1976.







YASUHIRO MORI - 01 - A-IWAF ethiobreaksEDIT (2:02)
YASUHIRO MORI - 02 - LE BOLA ethiobreaksEDIT (2:48)
YASUHIRO MORI - 03 - MIKIR ethiobreaksEDIT (2:37)
YASUHIRO MORI - 04 - AMSAT-TA ethiobreaksEDIT (2:37)
YASUHIRO MORI - 05 - BAND IGIR LAY TCHAMA ethiobreaksEDIT (2:13)
YASUHIRO MORI - 06 - ASHSHA BEYEW ethiobreaksEDIT (2:18)
YASUHIRO MORI - 07 - GEBRE BURACH GUTE ethiobreaksEDIT (2:21)
YASUHIRO MORI - 08 - ENOKIS ENTAIDO BELAKI ethiobreaksEDIT (0:43)
YASUHIRO MORI - 09 - KUNENIE ethiobreaksEDIT (1:34)
YASUHIRO MORI - 10 - BAZAY ethiobreaksEDIT (2:24)
YASUHIRO MORI - 11 - MECHE NEOW ethiobreaksEDIT (2:37)
YASUHIRO MORI - 12 - ADDEI ALAITEI ethiobreaksEDIT (1:04)
YASUHIRO MORI - 13 - EBO LALA ethiobreaksEDIT (2:48)
YASUHIRO MORI - 14 - YA TARA ethiobreaksEDIT (2:19)
YASUHIRO MORI - 15 - TEYE GIDYELESHIME ethiobreaksEDIT (2:46)





Thursday, April 5, 2018

Kennedy Mengesha - Bemela New [2017] [ethiopia]













Kennedy Mengesha - Delash Woy Mengedu



Kennedy Mengesha - 01 - Akale Deme (6:21)
Kennedy Mengesha - 02 - Atiklikluate (5:22)
Kennedy Mengesha - 03 - Nidefe Wibet (5:50)
Kennedy Mengesha - 04 - Wedo Yemenene (4:41)
Kennedy Mengesha - 05 - Munanaye (6:22)
Kennedy Mengesha - 06 - Wub Endachi Yelem (4:20)
Kennedy Mengesha - 07 - Fikerem Teleyechigne (7:46)
Kennedy Mengesha - 08 - Esti Felguat (6:23)
Kennedy Mengesha - 09 - Wesedeshiw (5:12)
Kennedy Mengesha - 10 - Bemela New (6:09)

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Yishak Banjaw - Ambassel Tewesta Instrumental, Vol. 9 [2017] [ethiopia]













Yishak Banjaw - 01 - Yeshebel & Deneyew (6:51)
Yishak Banjaw - 02 - Aweyegn & Yileyelet & Welebe & Tsegrwa Werdo (9:58)
Yishak Banjaw - 03 - Kotu Malo (6:05)
Yishak Banjaw - 04 - Lomi Tera & Molalesh (9:46)
Yishak Banjaw - 05 - Humera (7:33)
Yishak Banjaw - 06 - Aya Belew (9:12)
Yishak Banjaw - 07 - Seberta (7:16)
Yishak Banjaw - 08 - Akal Gela & Lebo Ney (7:37)





Monday, March 5, 2018

Petites Planètes - NOW ETHIOPIA • - Église Debreé Berhan Selassié [ethiopia] - [2014] [ethiopia]














Eglise Debré Berhan Sélassié - Misgananewu Siraye [Gondar, Ethiopie]





Petites Planètes - 01 - Introduction, cloches, récitations (3:25)
Petites Planètes - 02 - Choeurs et lamentations (2:38)
Petites Planètes - 03 - Le tour de l'église (7:32)
Petites Planètes - 04 - Nocturnes (transe) (18:36)
Petites Planètes - 05 - Vieux micro pour vieilles complaintes (4:23)
Petites Planètes - 06 - Foules (variation numéro 4) (6:48)
Petites Planètes - 07 - Pour les derniers debouts (3:20)
Petites Planètes - 08 - Duo, fin de nuit (4:29)




Saturday, March 3, 2018

Teodros Teddy Makonnen - Teddy Mak 2002 [2002] [ethiopia]














Teddy Mak - Truth





Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 01 - Fikir (6:18)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 02 - Baigermish (6:24)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 03 - Meskerem (6:12)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 04 - Teyim (7:58)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 05 - Hagere (4:58)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 06 - Mejemeria (4:47)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 07 - Eyut sikora (5:35)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 08 - Wolela (6:05)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 09 - Lijinet (4:16)
Teodros Teddy Makonnen - 10 - Zimita (4:23)






Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Gabii Eda'oo - Soof Umar [2003] [ethiopia]














   Gabii Eda'oo  - HORI LOONII   




Gabii Eda'oo - 01 - Eboo Sayyoo (6:50)
Gabii Eda'oo - 02 - Aanoo (4:00)
Gabii Eda'oo - 03 - Bagan Kufaa Bagan Ka'a (5:44)
Gabii Eda'oo - 04 - Mootagee Koo (5:12)
Gabii Eda'oo - 05 - Aanaleef Calanqoo (5:37)
Gabii Eda'oo - 06 - Geerarsaa (3:36)
Gabii Eda'oo - 07 - Alan Aalan (5:32)
Gabii Eda'oo - 08 - Bareeda Akka Keetii (4:44)
Gabii Eda'oo - 09 - Kophxaa'a (5:09)
Gabii Eda'oo - 10 - Soof Umar (6:04)
Gabii Eda'oo - 11 - Bey Guletiya (5:59)
Gabii Eda'oo - 12 - Instrument (1:35)





Thursday, February 22, 2018

Yishak Banjaw - (2017) - Ambassel Tewesta Instrumental, Vol. 8














Yishak Banjaw - Fikrehoy Temekeri





Yishak Banjaw - 01 - Gubeleye + Endeyerusalem (9:50)
Yishak Banjaw - 02 - Ambassel (9:54)
Yishak Banjaw - 03 - Wahoye (7:00)
Yishak Banjaw - 04 - Anchihoye (7:15)
Yishak Banjaw - 05 - Bati (6:12)
Yishak Banjaw - 06 - Tizita (8:02)
Yishak Banjaw - 07 - Konjiteye (7:20)
Yishak Banjaw - 08 - Ethiopia Adey (7:26)



Thursday, February 15, 2018

Aster Aweke - Chereka [2017] [ethiopia]













Aster Aweke - Ayachihut Wey





Aster Aweke - 01 - Bemelke Atiwdedegn (6:02)
Aster Aweke - 02 - Tsebayih New (6:16)
Aster Aweke - 03 - Fikir Yemiabibew (8:20)
Aster Aweke - 04 - Yehanger Tizita (4:27)
Aster Aweke - 05 - Chereka Wubetish (5:26)
Aster Aweke - 06 - Ayachihut Wey (5:26)
Aster Aweke - 07 - Shirr-Shirr (6:32)
Aster Aweke - 08 - Goobi Ayinama (4:53)
Aster Aweke - 09 - Fikir New Habtachin (7:01)




Thursday, February 8, 2018

Gabriella Ghermandi - [2016] - Ethiopia (Celebrating Emperor Tewodros ll) [ethiopia]











          A lively and captivating album by Ethiopian writer and performer Gabriella Ghermandi

         The project takes as their symbol Emperor Tewodros II of Ethiopia (1818 - 1868), who was not of royal lineage but took the throne by sheer charisma and will power and united the country. 

      With a mix of Ethiopian traditional and modern instruments the group presents a unique and interesting sound based on traditional Ethiopian pentatonic scales.






Gabriella Ghermandi - Atse Tewodros Project










Gabriella Ghermandi - 01 - Dink Hona (0:51)
Gabriella Ghermandi - 02 - Atse Tewodros (6:09)
Gabriella Ghermandi - 03 - Be Kibir (8:15)
Gabriella Ghermandi - 04 - Che Below (6:06)
Gabriella Ghermandi - 05 - Mimiye (5:23)
Gabriella Ghermandi - 06 - Atse Tewodros (part 2) (4:36)
Gabriella Ghermandi - 07 - Hagere Bete (4:12)
Gabriella Ghermandi - 08 - Tew Below (5:20)
Gabriella Ghermandi - 09 - Be Kibir (part 2) (3:40)



Thursday, February 1, 2018

Rasselas - Hagger Swagger (The Album) [2016] [usa+eth]











       Rasselas is an Ethiopian-born Hip-Hop artist and producer who is emerging out of Canada. His style can be described as Hip-Hop mixed with traditional Ethiopian music. Rasselas performs English and Amharic, but he also speaks French. He merges his linguistic abilities to create a fresh vibe within Hip-Hop. He has good knowledge of the international marketplace, and is quite at home in the recording studio producing, composing beats, and rapping original lyrics. He owns and operates his own record label Injera Music Inc. from his residence in Toronto.






Rasselas - Guragigna




      After the release of his 2014 independent album “Injera Music”, Rasselas was nominated for Best Male Artist at the African Entertainment Awards. His latest album “Hagger Swagger (The Album)” iwas released in July 2016. 




Rasselas - 01 - Who Am I (3:49)
Rasselas - 02 - Hagger Swagger Intro (0:20)
Rasselas - 03 - Fo My Peoples (4:18)
Rasselas - 04 - Nebsu (4:06)
Rasselas - 05 - Addis Abeba (5:07)
Rasselas - 06 - Rap Muzika Skit (0:22)
Rasselas - 07 - Guragigna (4:15)
Rasselas - 08 - Hagger Swagger (Ballageru) (3:52)
Rasselas - 09 - Ere Endet New (4:13)
Rasselas - 10 - Bring It On (3:56)
Rasselas - 11 - Hailogga (4:37)
Rasselas - 12 - Excuse My Amarigna (4:36)
Rasselas - 13 - Touchdown Skit (0:56)
Rasselas - 14 - Hoy Muna (4:34)
Rasselas - 15 - Here I Come Again (4:03)
Rasselas - 16 - Gna Komo Ber (4:00)
Rasselas - 17 - In The Mood (3:04)
Rasselas - 18 - Friend in (3:53)
Rasselas - 19 - Welcome To My World (5:20)
Rasselas - 20 - Remember Me (4:07)



Friday, January 26, 2018

Azla Vegan x Ras G - Azla Sounds Volume 1 by Ras G [2016] [ethiopia]










       Azla Vegan is a family owned restaurant based in South Central Los Angeles. In addition to serving mama Azla's love-infused Ethiopian food, this family is passionate about sharing the rich artistic traditions of Ethiopia and the Ethiopian diaspora with the world.


     Azla Sounds, Volume 1 is the first in a series of recordings presented by Azla Vegan. These recordings highlight the traditions and rich cultures of Ethiopia, as well as the various sounds and textures from the Diaspora that inform our aesthetic. 





Azla Vegan x Ras G - zät’äñ






Azla Ethiopian and Vegan Restaurant





Azla Vegan x Ras G - 01 - and (1:18)
Azla Vegan x Ras G - 02 - hulätt (1:58)
Azla Vegan x Ras G - 03 - sost (2:48)
Azla Vegan x Ras G - 04 - aratt (1:58)
Azla Vegan x Ras G - 05 - ammïst (2:55)
Azla Vegan x Ras G - 06 - sïddïst (4:07)
Azla Vegan x Ras G - 07 - säbatt (3:04)
Azla Vegan x Ras G - 08 - sïmmïint (1:40)
Azla Vegan x Ras G - 09 - zät’äñ (1:56)
Azla Vegan x Ras G - 10 - assïir (0:50)
Azla Vegan x Ras G - 11 - assïira and (1:47)
Azla Vegan x Ras G - 12 - assïira hulet (2:16)
Azla Vegan x Ras G - 13 - assïira sost (3:42)