Showing posts with label compilation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label compilation. Show all posts

Thursday, March 23, 2017

v.a. - [2013] - Musicawi Silt [compilation]

  E X T E N D E D     R E U P L O A D  

Musicawi Silt -  one of the greatest hits 
of ethiopian modern music. Enjoy !!!

    CD 1 (jazzy and funky)   

01. Xavier Charles - Muziqawi Silt (7:05)
02. Ethioda - Musicawi Silt (5:13)
03. Zea - Muziqawi selt (3:19)
04. Hailu Mergia & The Walias Band - Musical Silt (4:00)
05. Le Tigre (des Platanes) & Etenesh Wassie - Muziqawi Silt (3:57)
06. Getatchew Mekuria & The Ex & Guests - Musicawi silt (4:22)
07. Either/orchestra - Muziqawi Silt (8:01)
08. Moges Habte - Musicawe Silt (6:00)
09. Debo Band - Muziqawi Silt (5:09)
10. Debo Band - Musicawi Silt (6:02)
11. Moges Habte & Ethio Jazz Group - Musicawe Silt (6:03)

   CD 2 (funky  and jazzy )   

12. Alma Afrobeat Ensemble - Muziqawi Silt (4:15)
13. The Whitefield Brothers - Muziqawi Silt (Safari Strut) (3:19)
14. The Whitefield Brothers - Muziqawi Silt (Sad Nile) (3:44)
15. Akalé Wubé - Muziqawi Silt (3:22)
16. Akalé Wubé - Muziqawi Silt - live in Paris (3:40)
17. The Church Basement Band - Muziqawi Silt (Wallias Band) (9:53)
18. The Daktaris - Musicawi Silt (3:04)
19. The Daktaris - Musicawi Silt, Pt. 2 (2:24)
20. Rattlemouth - Muziqawi Silt (7:01)
21. Either/Orchestra - Muziqawi Silt (6:21)
22. Antibalas - Muziqawi Silt (9:29)

Monday, March 6, 2017

Mulatu Astatke - Ethio Jazz Vol.1 [2006] [ethiopia]

   R   E   U   P   L   O   A   D   

01. Mulatu Astatke - Kasalefkut Hulu (2:29)
02. Mulatu Astatke - Yelib Lay Esat (4:31)
03. Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu (5:06)
04. Mulatu Astatke - Yekermo Sew (4:24)
05. Mulatu Astatke - Chiferra (7:05)
06. Mulatu Astatke - E Bola (6:46)
07. Mulatu Astatke - Kulun (2:14)
08. Mulatu Astatke - Tsome Diguwa (9:39)
09. Mulatu Astatke - Wolayita (6:40)
10. Mulatu Astatke - Yekatit (3:59)
11. Mulatu Astatke - Munaye (3:35)
12. Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu's Mood (4:15)

Monday, December 26, 2016

v.a. - Éthiopie - Les musiques des pays du café [1999] [ethiopia]

La Semeuse - 01 - Medinana (5:13)
La Semeuse - 02 - Hagerie (1:45)
La Semeuse - 03 - Washint (1:06)
La Semeuse - 04 - Sokota (2:55)
La Semeuse - 05 - Neger (1:13)
La Semeuse - 06 - Krar (2:19)
La Semeuse - 07 - Aykebdegnim (3:51)
La Semeuse - 08 - Fikrie yenie neh (2:42)
La Semeuse - 09 - Guragna (1:49)
La Semeuse - 10 - Mesenko (2:23)
La Semeuse - 11 - Syematibela (3:15)
La Semeuse - 12 - Sidama (2:17)
La Semeuse - 13 - Kabaro (1:06)
La Semeuse - 14 - Fikir (2:51)
La Semeuse - 15 - Harar oromo (3:49)
La Semeuse - 16 - Yehager (1:41)

Friday, November 18, 2016

v.a. - Digital Ethiopia pt.1 [ compilation] [ethiopia]

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   R   E   U   P   L   O   A   D   

          Back in the '80s Ethiopian music was extremely hard to come by outside of Ethiopia. Mahmoud Ahmed's brilliant Ere Mela Mela was released on LP by the Belgian label Crammed Discs around 1985, and later in the decade the exile singer Aster Aweke released Aster, recorded in the UK with mainly non-Ethiopian backup musicians. That was just about it, unless you were lucky enough to know Ethiopians who could supply you with scratchy, poorly dubbed cassettes from the motherland.

       All that changed in the '90s when political change opened the country up. A fine collection of traditional and modern music, Music From Ethiopia (Caprice CAP 21432) came out in 1992, and within a few years the incredible Ethiopiques series opened the world's ears to the classic sounds of "Swingin' Addis" from the '60s and early '70s

          When it became possible for Ethiopian musicians to travel freely it was only natural that they would gravitate to U.S. recording studios, and in the last 15 years there has arisen a robust market in CDs made here. For the most part these are "under the radar" - not available through the usual "World Music™" outlets like Sterns. The main issue I have with these American recordings is the overwhelming use of synthesizers. That said, many of these productions are surprisingly sophisticated, a far cry from the rinky-dink keyboards and drum machines of much contemporary African music.

1. Tlahoun Gessesse - Ewdish Neber (5:40)
2. Tlahoun Gessesse - Meleyayet Mot New (4:17)
3. Menelik Wossenachew - Gash Jembere (9:12)
4. Menelik Wossenachew - Yeayne Tesfa (6:35)
5. Mohammed Tawil - Si-Si (7:26)
6. Mulatu Astatke w. Teshome Mitiku - Wello (8:30)
7. Tilaye Gebre - Yenigat Kokeb/Yelelit Berehane (9:30)

v.a. - Digital Ethiopia pt.2 [ compilation] [ethiopia]

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   R   E   U   P   L   O   A   D   

                                                                 Chachi Tadesse

1. Tadesse Alemu - Shinet (5:56)
2. Tadesse Alemu - Hedach Allu (9:11)
3. Hamelmal Abate - Tirulegn (5:51)
4. Hana Shenkute - Addis Fekere (6:40)
5. Abonesh Adnew - Limitawey (7:03)
6. Kuku Sebsebe - Hallo Belat (4:55)
7. Chachi Tadesse - Africa (5:19)
8. Chachi Tadesse - Medina (5:27)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Quantic - Addis to Axum [Music, Words & Arrangements Of Ethiopia] [2010] [ethiopia]

   R   E   U   P   L   O   A   D   

       In 2004, Quantic, Miles Cleret and B+ went to Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, to find records and meet with Mulatu Astatke. It was fitting then that when Quantic came to LA to DJ for the Mulatu show he came with records almost all found on that first unique trip. Trawling eBay is not the same as a trip to East Africa. 

       Quantic made the trip and on the evening of February 1st, 2009, he buckled everyone at the Luckmann Theatre into their seats, and took us on a one hour flight back. Here is the DJ set in its entirety. And don't be alarmed by a few crackles and pops, that's what 30+ year-old records sound like.


1.   Addis to Axum  (55:21)

Credits :
DJ Mix – Quantic

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

v.a. - ethio jazz compilation [2012] [ethiopia]

   R E U P L O A D   


       One of my first compilations made for this blog. Brief introduction to the beginings of ethiopian jazz music, with some newer authors.

         Enjoy and comment!

1. Mulatu Astatke - Maskaram Setaba (1:47)
2. Teshome Mitiku - Yekrmo Sew (4:18)
3. Tesfa Maryam Kidane - Heywete (5:16)
4. Bahta Gebre-Heywet - Ewnet Yet Lagegnesh (2:47)
5. Charles Sutton quartet - Uuta ayaskefam  (5:40)
6. Girma Beyene - Set Alamenem  (5:28)

7. Sax Summit - Feker ende sekuar  (8:18)
8. Addis Acoustic Project - Selam Yihoun Lehoulachin (4:43)
9. Mulatu Astatke - Netsanet (5:35)
10. Arat Kilo - Get a Chew (4:48)
11. Akalé Wubé - Ragalé (5:10)
12. Imperial Tiger Orchestra - Selam Temagwet (5:36)

13. Debo Band - Akale Wube [trad.] (4:53)
14. Asmara All Stars - Bloom Brothers Mood (6:36)
15. Tesfa Mariam Kidane - Victim of Famine (4:35)
16. Girma Wolde Michael - Loga [Nesh Loga] (6:23)
17. Daniel W/Gabriel - Befikirish Meyaze (6:10)
18. Abiyou Solomon - Munane Agew (5:54)

19. Nebiyu T. Kebede - Groovy (3:46)
20. Ethio Band - Ethiopian melody (7:29)
21. Theodros Mitiku - Teddy's Mood (6:29)
22. Moges Habte - Alchalkum (6:17)
23. Yared Tefera - Anchi Hoyew Lene (6:01)
24. Tilaye Gebre - Yenigat Kokeb/Yelelit Berehane (9:31)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

v.a. - Au Revoir, Mogadishu Volume 1 - Songs From Before The War [2015] [somalia]

            Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, was once a beautiful port city (with a very ancient history) called the “White Pearl of the Indian Ocean.” But since the coup in 1991 and subsequent civil war, the city has become a shattered wasteland of anarchy, child soldiers, war lords, and constant violence. While conditions have improved over the past five years, their modern history has all but disappeared. So it’s no surprise that this modern music is unavailable; and even at the time, it was rarely properly released.

         What makes this mixtape so fascinating is that the folks at Çaykh spent months finding, compiling, and editing “rips of TV and live recordings on old VHS tapes and radio broadcasts to cassette tapes.”

Truly an amazing mixtape.

v.a. - Au Revoir, Mogadishu

       This Tape of 70's and 80's Somali sound is a rich blend of traditional Somali folk music infused with Western funk, rock and reggae and a touch of Indian, Arabic and African flavors.

      Side A is good for that mellow creamy morning. Side B will get your ass wiggling! There are hardly any proper releases of this soulful sound of guitar, synthesizer and drums. 

Track list:

01 Libaaxyada Maaweeliska Banaadir – Naga Tag, Kac Hooyaa
02 Waaberi – ? (edit)
03 Kooxda Halgan – badbaado guri hooyo
04 Qadiijo Qalanjo – Diriyam Oo Hoo Diriyam
05 Waaberi Hargeysa – Soo dhowoow
06 Wabari Xishood & Jaceyl – ? (edit)
07 Iftin – Wanaagaaga
08 Waaberi – ? (edit)
09 Qadiijo Qalanjo – Dhesessha
10 Dur-Dur Band – Ethiopian Girl
11 Iftin – Axdigii Waad Oofin Weyde

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

v.a. - Beyond Addis [Contemporary Jazz & Funk of Ethiopian sound from 70s] [2014]

   R   E   U   P   L   O   A   D   

       Beyond Addis is a collection of contemporary bands (compiled by J. J. Whitefield) inspired by Ethiopian music from the 70′s and features the likes of Akale Wube, Budos Band, Shawn Lee’s Ping Pong Orchestra, The Heliocentrics and more.

    The music of “Swinging Addis” of the 70′s was a clash of opposite elements: western instruments (drums, bass, guitar, horns) and the stylistic influence of Jazz, Soul, R&B and Rock’n’Roll bumping into traditional techniques of singing and composing, a legacy of Ethiopian popular music. 

    Mastermind of this revolutionary mix was Mulatu Astatke. Now, this compilation gives an overview of the work of young bands around the world inspired by Ethiopian music.

01. Akalé Wubé - Jawa Jawa (Alternate Take) (4:48)
02. The Heliiocentrics - Phantom of the Panther (2:21)
03. Imperial Tiger Orchestra - Yefikir Woha Timu (4:52)
04. Budos Band - Origin of Man (4:54)
05. Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Ethio (3:43)
06. Woima Collective - Woima (3:16)
07. Les Frères Smith - La Marche Des Smith (5:55)
08. Karl Hector & the Malcouns - Girma's Lament (2:55)
09. Zafari - Addis Ababa (3:39)
10. Whitefield Brothers - Sem Yelesh (3:22)
11. Transgressors - Beyond Addis (4:03)
12. Tezeta Band - Drop It! (4:53)
13. The Shaolin Afronauts - The Scarab (4:55)
14. Debo Band - Trek from Ethiopia (Part 1) (4:59)

bonus track - vinyl edition
15. International Ducks - The Green Cow (3:27)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

v.a. - Eshet Eshet [2012] [ethiopia]

Seifu Yohanes  - Mela Mela

Tracklist :

A01 – Menelik Wossenachew         Tezeta
A02 – Mulatu Astake                 Emnete
A03 – Mahmoud Ahmed                 Yeshiharegitu
A04 – Alemayehu Eshete        Enkoy Nat Yabay Dar
A05 – Tamirat Mola                 Meleyetish Keffa
A06 – Lemma G. Hiwot                 Yeweya Abebaye
A07 – Selamawit G. Selassie         Ahua Demeksh
A08 – Zenebetch Tesfaye & Lemma G. Hiwot Asha Gedawo
A09 – Zenebetch Tesfaye        Indalayish
A10 – Hirut Bekele                   Woine Alew Beju
A11 – Alemayehu Eshete        Ayalkem Tedenko

B01 – Lemma Demisew                 Akale Wubie
B02 – Tlahoun Gèssèssè                 Kulun Manqualesh
B03 – Menelik Wossenachew  Belew Bedubaye
B04 – Seifu Yohanes                 Mela Mela
B05 – Tlahoun Gèssèssè                 Sema
B06 – Alemayehu Eshete        Ney Ney Welera
B07 – Menelik Wossenachew  Eshet Eshet
B08 – Belaynesh Wubante & Asegedetch Asfaw    Alemiye
B09 – Tamerat Ferenj                 Anchin Yagengulet
B10 – Alayew Mesfin                 Wegene

Recording made from old 7" records. 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

v.a. - Nahom Favorite, Vol. 18 - Eskista [2008] [ethiopia]

       Eskista is a traditional Ethiopian dance performed by both men and women that is known for its unique emphasis on intense shoulder movement. The dance is characterized by rolling the shoulder blades, bouncing the shoulders, and jilting the chest. 

      Eskista is typically performed to traditional Ethiopian music, but can often be incorporated into modern forms of music such as is played in modern Ethiopian music videos. The complex nature of eskista makes it one of the most highly technical forms of traditional dance.

Traditional Ethiopian Dance - Eskista 

Chalachew Ashenafie - 01 - Yeabay Dar Amora (6:40)
Amanuel Mengiste - 02 - Gojam (5:00)
Meharie Degefaw - 03 - Yenie Kifu Aywetashe (5:13)
Neshanet Ayele - 04 - Hobel (5:15)
Alemayehu Herepo - 05 - Nishit (7:06)
Abebe Fekadu - 06 - Suger Daddy (6:13)
Amanuel Mengiste - 07 - Aba Tatek (4:10)
Neshanet Ayele - 08 - Ytawej Beyfa (5:27)
Fasiel Demoz - 09 - Ahoho Belulet (6:35)
Neshanet Ayele - 10 - Labejaj Bietin (6:17)
Habitemichel Demissie - 11 - Washintu (6:33)
Damtew Ayele - 12 - Anetatreh Mita (7:06)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sheba Sound - Deep Ethiopian Soul Cassette Selection [ethiopia]

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        “For new music, contemporary musicians outside Addis Ababa have little opportunity to record and proudly express their unique mesmerising sounds. 

            We at Sheba Sound are trying to re-address this balance. We are as committed to recording and introducing diverse music to Ethiopians themselves as well as to foreign communities. ??We have our work cut out; there are over 85 separately recognised tribes, all of whom define themselves through their unique language, music, customs, values and clothing. ??We bring traditional deep Ethiopian sounds, with a modern twist, to dance-floors and bars all over the world.”

Listen here :

Background info:

      In 1974 Mengistu crushed Haile Selassie and came into power in Ethiopia. By the late 70’s, all the music labels pressing up tunes on vinyl, such as Amha and Philips, had been forced to shut down their operations.

      This left the cassette shops to continue the work of publishing the new music that was coming out of Ethiopia. Notable heavyweight houses pushing Amharic music, such as Electra and Anbassel took the lion’s share of the famous vocalists.

      Naturally, as time evolved, so did the sound of music. In this mix, you will hear how the classic 70’s ‘ethio-funk’ sound (represented in the Ethiopiques collections through Buda Musique) digresses to the 80’s into something much less frantic and more precise. The bands themselves tend to be smaller, allowing the bass players to take a more driving lead. This particular evolution of the bass, for us, defines the sound of Amhara music from this period.


Atechekenbegnem – Ayalew Mesfin
Tezez Begalaye – Muluken Melesse
Ancbi Lij – Thiedros Tadesse
Tey Enekebaber – Kefel Bekele
Munaye – Ephrem Tamru
Tatche Alkarem – Neway Debebe
Tey Manesh – Solomon Shibeshi
? – Fisseha Alamayehu
? – Fisseha Alamayehu
Yangete Sew Honesh – Tamrat Molla
Kemekem – Muluken Melesse

Sheba Sound have more mixes available on their site, and don’t forget to check his & Fade 2’s stellar mix of off-kilter 90s dancehall versions.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sheba Sound - Ethio-funk Amhara 'Chichika' beat [2014] [ethiopia]

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       Sheba Sound is the ongoing product of over six years of events, music digging and recordings, originating in Addis Ababa and spanning as many of the areas of the country as is physically possible to reach.

         Music drew us to this beautiful, historic country.

         Most of the old music is littered across cassettes, reels and vinyl in dusty corners. For new music, contemporary musicians outside Addis Ababa have little opportunity to record and proudly express their unique mesmerising sounds.

     We at Sheba Sound are trying to redress this balance. We are committed to recording and introducing diverse music to Ethiopians themselves as well as to foreign communities.

       We have our work cut out; there are over 85 separately recognised tribes, all of whom define themselves through their unique language, music, customs, values and clothing.

       We bring traditional deep Ethiopian sounds, with a modern twist, to dancefloors and bars all over the world.

Ethio-funk mix of songs that have never been re-issued.

I was asked a while back by a label in the UK if I could compile an album of ethio-funk songs from the 70's that were never re-issued.

Being a Dj in Addis, my immediate inclination was to do a comp on the Amhara, traditional Chichika beat - the one that gets everyone dancing.

I used to play this stuff in Fendika Asmari House in Addis with DJ Mitmitta.

The comp never happened, but here's a little mix of that Chichika magic that got the room all heated up.

tracklist :

01.  Abebaye  by  Alameyehu Eshete, PH-125
02.  Kulun Manqualesh  by  Tilahun Gessesse w/ Mulatu Astatke All Star Band, PH-105
03.  Yewyen Abeshie  by  Negash Tekie & Mulugueta Tilhaun, ER-6
04.  Tez Alegn Hagere   by    Alameyehu Borobor & The Walias, KF-7643,
05.  Yeshebelewa   by    Alameyehu Borobor & The Walias, KF-7644
06.  Band Igir Lay Tchama    by    Tamrat Molla, PH-240
07.  Kantchi Lela   by   Mulugueta H Mikael, PH-233
08.  Fikrishin Eshalehu   by    Getachew Kassa, PH-107
09.  Zimam Newhoy   by   Hirut Bekele & The Police Orchestra, PH-255
10.  Eswa Gin Teletchim   by   Tamrat Molla, PH-240
11.  Lemlemwa Hagere    by    Issatu Tessema & Orchestra Ethiopia, PH-179
12.  Goradew Na   by  Kebede Ali & Orchestra Ethiopia, PH-185
13.  Zematch Ashewyna   by   Tilaye Chewaka & The Army Band, PH-251
14.  Akale Wubie   by    Tefera Kassa & Lema Demissew '& his group,' PH-128
15.  Yewefe Ber Abeba   by   Ayalew Mesfin, KF-32
16.  Elil Bale Hoy   by   Solomon Shibeshi, PH-167
17.  Ishuru Belut   by  Muluken Melesse, PH-177