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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tadesse Alemu - Mahider Zema [2000] [ethiopia]




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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)






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)

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 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)



Wednesday, January 24, 2018

v.a. - [2018] - Ethiopian Popular and Folk Music (Bezunesh, Tlahoun, Bahta Gebrehiwot, Menelik Wessanechew) [ethiopia]





This post is completely taken from extraordinary new blog dedicated to an older african music. 

My true admiration goes to Matthew Lavoie, the author. 

You may find his blog here >>> WALLAHI LE ZEIN! 








Menelik Wossenachew




Here is another reel of radio recordings from the horn of Africa.  This reel was compiled by Ato Girma Zande, the music librarian of Radio Ethiopia back in the late 1960s (my guess is 1966-67).  As you have surely read in the Ethiopiques liner notes (essential reading on Ethiopian music), the 1960s were a decade of musical ferment in Ethiopia.  A decade of musical innovation and flux, foreshadowing the prolific early 1970s, the 'Golden Era' of Ethiopian popular music that has become a musical benchmark--akin to 1930s Harlem or 1980s Kingston--known to music lovers throughout the world. 


This reel features five tracks by Bezunesh Bekele, including a 'traditional' version of 'Ere Mela Mela' as well as a live recording, three short and wonderful tracks by Bahta Gebrehiwot, three by Tilahoun Gessesse, the greatest Ethiopian singer of the Golden Age, and four lovely cuts by Menelik Wessenachew.  These singers are accompanied by the great orchestras of the decade, the Ras Band, the Imperial Bodyguard Orchestra and the Haile Selassie Orchestra.  The reel starts with four tracks of 'traditional' music, featuring, in particular, two lovely songs from Tigre and Shoa province.






Bezunesh Bekele - Hizb le Hizb





I recorded these tracks straight from the master reel to CD.  This is an old reel and some of the tracks are a little wobbly.  I have left the tracks in the order that Ato Zande dubbed them and I have not fiddled with the sound, no noise reduction, filtering, or eq.

Ethiopian Popular and Folk Music (Tracks prepared by Ato Girma Zande, Music Librarian, Radio Ethiopia) 

I don't think any of these tracks are on the many reissues of classic Ethiopian music that have been released in the last twenty years.  Don't hesitate to point out releases that I may have missed or to share what you know about these recordings. 
  

The first picture is taken from a Menelik Wessanachew record sleeve and the second from a Bahta Gibrehewot sleeve.   Enjoy.





Askale Berhane - 01 - Gojja Minja (2:19)
Bezunesh Bekele - 02 - Era Mela Mela (3:38)
Uncredited - 03 - Mandjar (from Shoa Province) (3:21)
Uncredited - 04 - Temesgen (from Tigre) (5:45)

Bahta Gibre-Hewot with Ras Band - 05 - Anchem Indela (3:33)
Bahta Gibre-Hewot with Ras Band - 06 - Tar New (1:17)
Bahta Gibre-Hewot with Ras Band - 07 - Ine Nenj Woy Monj (2:50)
Bahta Gibre-Hewot with Ras Band - 08 - Ene Metch Alkuna (2:22)

Bezunesh Bekele & Imperial Body Guard Orchestra - 09 - Ere Keyete Meta (2:58)
Bezunesh Bekele & Imperial Body Guard Orchestra - 10 - Ante Temeta Ene (live) (2:28)
Bezunesh Bekele & Imperial Body Guard Orchestra - 11 - Yaleb Lay Esat (5:59)
Bezunesh Bekele & Imperial Body Guard Orchestra - 12 - Kante Gara Lehun (2:25)

Telahun Gessesse - 13 - Satwadenj Wodeyet (4:18)
Telahun Gessesse - 14 - Ere Min Yeshalengal (2:22)
Telahun Gessesse - 15 - Feker Lebichaye (4:10)

Menelik Wossenachew & Haile Selassie Orchestra - 16 - Yayne Alem (3:41)
Menelik Wossenachew & Haile Selassie Orchestra - 17 - Tez Teyengalesh (3:55)
Menelik Wossenachew & Haile Selassie Orchestra - 18 - Almaz Eyasebbhush (4:40)
Menelik Wossenachew & Haile Selassie Orchestra - 19 - Yehagre Tezeta (2:23)




Sunday, January 21, 2018

Daniel WoldeGebriel - Joseph [2012] [ethiopia]













Daniel Woldegebriel - D Major Kidasse




Daniel WoldeGebriel - 01 - Yehiwote Hiwot (6:00)
Daniel WoldeGebriel - 02 - Eremamo (3:46)
Daniel WoldeGebriel - 03 - Meshe (7:29)
Daniel WoldeGebriel - 04 - Harkefun (4:59)
Daniel WoldeGebriel - 05 - Enie Eyewededkwat (7:33)
Daniel WoldeGebriel - 06 - Tizita (6:47)
Daniel WoldeGebriel - 07 - Endehaygenur (5:39)
Daniel WoldeGebriel - 08 - Yenie Welela (7:18)
Daniel WoldeGebriel - 09 - Sebereta (6:08)
Daniel WoldeGebriel - 10 - Mesheta Bet (6:06)
Daniel WoldeGebriel - 11 - Helimen (5:15)
Daniel WoldeGebriel - 12 - Abatachin Hoy (6:16)





Tuesday, January 16, 2018

v.a. - Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol.3 [More Ethiopian Soul & Groove] [2009]





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   The amazing Ethiopoques series continues to amaze with another stunning album of classic "Golden Era" Ethiopian recordings from 60's & 70's Addis Ababa. The third in their 'Ethiopian Modern Music' volumes, this album collects a massively varied set of killer grooves; from the super tight soul funk of Girma Béyéné's 'Ené négn bay manésh' or his kinkier psyche funk winner 'Yebeeqagnal', to Seyoum Gébreyés and Wallias Band's rhodes driven 'Métch enéterf féléghu' or the extended slow jam 'Djémérégne' from Muluqén Mélléssé and the intoxicating female vocals of 'Métché néw' from Asséléfétch Ashiné and Géténésh Kebrét.









1. Girma Beyene - Ene negn bay manesh (4:02)
2. Seyoum Gebreyes and Wallias band - Metch ene terf feleghu (2:21)
3. Hirut Beqele - Ewnetegna feqer (3:15)
4. Samuel Belay - Qeresh endewaza (3:17)
5. Girma Beyene - Yebeqagnal (3:30)
6. Girma Beyene - Ene negn bay manesh (3:27)
7. Muluqen Mellesse - Djemeregne (7:29)
8. Asselefetch Ashine and Getenseh Kebret - Metche new (3:33)
9. Getatchew Mekurya - Gedamay (3:48)










        The arrangements and bands are ably handled by Mulatu Astatke, Getatchew Mékurya and a hosts of other legends who have previously contributed to this ear opening series. 

     This series just blows our minds and any followers of Finders Keepers Turkish Psyche picks, the Sublime Frequencies series or indeed anything from Mulatu Astatke will want to invest without delay. 


        Essential !!




Sunday, January 14, 2018

Mahmoud Ahmed - Ere Mela Mela [1976] vinyl version [ethiopia]




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        Mahmoud Ahmed sang at weddings and family gatherings from a very early age, but while he was still a child, his family became homeless when his father lost his job. Forced to work as a shoeshine boy, the young Ahmed’s education inevitably suffered and he was expelled from school for poor attendance. Following his headmaster’s advice that his only possible salvation lay in music, Ahmed soon became known locally for his powerful voice as well as his skills as a dancer of the twist and calypso. He worked as a painter’s assistant and kitchen porter at the Arizona Club, a fashionable Addis Ababa nightspot. One evening, he begged his way into performing a song with a band at the club, receiving rapturous applause and launching his musical career. He became the vocalist with the Imperial Bodyguard Band in the early 60s, subsequently remaining with them for 11 years.

        Ahmed’s first album was released in 1972 and he has since made numerous recordings for the local market as well as performing with many of Ethiopia’s top bands and musicians. In 1986, the Belgian record label Crammed Discs released Erè Mèla Mèla, a compilation of Ahmed’s recordings from the 70s and one of the first albums of modern Ethiopian music available in the west. Critical response was highly favourable and a European tour followed a year later. Soul Of Addis was originally released in Ethiopia in 1985 and, while not as intense as the 70s recordings, nevertheless offered a fine showcase for Ahmed’s spellbinding voice. The Paris, France-based label Buda Musique has also released several Ahmed albums in their Éthiopiques series.

       Something of a local institution, Ahmed still performs regularly in Addis Ababa, as well as owning and running a record label and a nightclub. He sings in a variety of local and international styles but consistently returns to the tizita (a slow and intense local form of the blues). His multi-octave voice is similar to that of Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (who died in 1997), a veritable force of nature that combines the ecstatic devotional pleading of qawwali with the precise tone and phrasing of Western jazz singers.






Mahmoud Ahmed  - Ere Mela Mela (Full)





1 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Sidetegnash Negn/Samiraye
2 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Indenesh Gedawo
3 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Bemin Sebeb Litlash
4 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Abay Mado/Imbwa Belew
5 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Atawurulogn Lela
6 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Ohoho Gedama
7 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Ere Mela Mela/Metche New
8 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Fetsum Dink Lidj Nesh



Friday, January 5, 2018

Moges Habte - Kebena Godana [1999] [ethiopia]

     



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         Moges Habte was member of the school band at the Kokebe Tsbah Haile Sellasie primary school. He later joined the St.Yared Music School and studied music. He used to play saxophone at the Zula night club. Moges and his friends later set up the Walias Band, which regularly played at the Hilton and Wabe Shebele hotel. Moges had a big role in the production of Hailu Mergia’s instrumental. He as well toured America with the Walias Band in 1980 and never came back. He established himself in America and besides accompanying famous singers. Moges had released albums of instrumental music.













       Moges Habte's talent is well known to many avid listeners of Ethio Jazz. For those who may not know, however, Moges is an amazing saxophone player whose musical roots date back to the fourth grade at Kokebe Tsibah Haile Selassie Day School and the Yared School of Music. After studying music for years and performing in some of Ethiopia's best marching bands, Moges began playing in nightclubs. 


     In the 1970s, Moges and other musicians formed the Walias Band -- a group whose music is highly sought after by music collectors 30 years later! (One Walias LP sold for US$120 a few years ago!!!) In "Kalen Alatefewm," a hit originally popularized by Mulatu Astatke and Teshome Mitiku, Moges seduces and hypnotizes you with his saxophone -- seamlessly blending Ethiopian melodies with jazz elements to create what I believe is a masterpiece! The percussion by Mikias Abebayehu perfectly reinforces Moges' playing while showing restraint so as to not overwhelm either Moges or keyboard playing by Brihane Kidan. 

     I can guarantee you will not be disappointed!!! Moges' interpretation of "Musicawe Silt," a timeless composition by Girma Beyene and made famous by the Walias Band, is amazing for what it is and for what it is not. Once again, Moges' saxophone playing is phenomenal!!! The Ethiopian melodies are given an update -- the playing is less funky and much more.




Moges Habte - 01 - Kisseh New Wodajeh (7:32)
Moges Habte - 02 - Kalen Alatfewem (5:58)
Moges Habte - 03 - Musicawe Silt (6:00)
Moges Habte - 04 - Kebena Godana (7:36)
Moges Habte - 05 - Alchalkum (6:17)
Moges Habte - 06 - Sewenetua (5:49)
Moges Habte - 07 - Walias Groove (6:41)
Moges Habte - 08 - Anchen Messay Konjo (7:48)