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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Colonel Lemma Demissew - 7 songs [ethiopia]











          One of the most successful musicians of the 1970s and 80s Colonel Lemma Demissew has died at the age of 68 on Saturday, August 24th 2009. A pianist, composer, singer and arranger, Lemma was the leading musician of Armed Forces band, a band that has entertained the army and visiting heads of states for decades. Among his appreciative audiences were Fidel Castro of Cuba, Libya’s Muammar al-Qaddafi and the Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

        His songs such as “Astawesalehu” “Adrashas Tefabegn” and “Des Balagnalech” are still popular hits. Lemma also maintains reputation for arranging many of Mahmoud Ahmed’s and Alemayehu Eshete anthological vinyl records.







Lemma Demissew - አስታዉሳለሁ ( Astawsalehu )





          Born in Welisso in 1940, Lemma studied high school at Hailemaryam Mamo Secondary High School in Debre Birhan town and at the age of 15 joined the music section of the Armed Forces. There among other things he taught himself to play clarinet. Lemma impressed his superiors with his unique vocal style, demonstrating both outstanding range and the influences of western music. During his time in the Armed Forces, he has taken many musical courses, including a six-year-training in conducting in Soviet Union.

        Lemma has composed a number of official army songs by frequently abandoning the traditional rules and disciplines. He created new harmonies and pioneered new musical forms in which to present his musical ideas. Part of his success was the result of his mastery of the pleasant, tuneful style of piano. The single “Astawesalehu Mech Eresalehu” was his first hit and his talent for melodious, sentimental ballads became his most distinguishing feature. This music remains Lemma signature work and a favorite hit on local radio stations.

          Starting as simple soldier in 1974 he became an army commander and conductor of the roving marshal band. His advancement was rapid. His personal charm and his artistic abilities were partly responsible for his rapid advancement in the army.

       When Lemma resigned in 1993 after the army was disbanded, he was colonel. Even after that, he was much sought as a piano teacher by many, and his long list of students was a roster of the young and the old.






Lemma Demissew - ሰው መሳይ ሾካኮች  (Sew Mesay Shokakoch)





            In May 2009 when the Alliance Ethio-Francise organized the 8th Ethiopian Music Festival has chosen to honor Lemma and Sahle Dagago, another notable arranger and composer who is at present in poor health. Comparing it with Sahel Degago, Francis Falsetto described Lemma’s music as a feverish modernist, deeply inspired by the electric wave born on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

       Getachew Debalqe, a renowned stage personality, described Lemma as a hardworking and diligent musician. Getachew told Addis Journal that he was able visit Lemma two days before his demise. “I was lucky to be able to see him on Thursday. He didn’t say much but was able to utter some words.” Lemma had a stroke few years ago that has left him paralyzed.


            Bahata Gebrehiwot, a musician of Lemma‘s era, said Lemma was a great musician. “He has had a tremendous musical achievement yet remained very modest and reserved.” Bahta remarked though Lemma was able to lead his family autonomously, he hasn’t much of financial fortunes. “Like many other musicians, he hasn’t made much use of his music and hasn’t got the recognition he deserved,” says Bahta.





Lemma Demissew - 01 - Adrashash Tefabegn (2:52)
Lemma Demissew - 02 - Almaz enqu mesay (3:48)
Lemma Demissew - 03 - Astawesalehu (4:05)
Lemma Demissew - 04 - Konjo Lij Ayiche (4:05)
Lemma Demissew - 05 - Kulun Man Kualeshe (6:37)
Lemma Demissew - 06 - Kurtun Negerygn (2:05)
Lemma Demissew - 07 - Lezelalem Nuri (2:30)





Friday, November 10, 2017

v.a. - Ethiopian Hit Parade Volume 1 [1972] [ethiopia]












Abbèbè Tèssèmma - Ashasha bèyèw


















































Alèmayèhu Eshèté - 01 - Addis Abeba Bete (4:33)
Girma Bèyènè - 02 - Sét alamenem (5:28)
Gèmètchu Itana - 03 - Shemèrmari tiya (4:31)
Sèyfu Yohannès - 04 - Tezeta (5:21)
Abaynèh Dèdjèné - 05 - Yèbèrèha lomi (3:33)
Tèshomè Meteku - 06 - Gara ser nèw bétesh (3:15)
Menelik Wèsnatchèw - 07 - Asha gèdawo (4:26)
Muluqèn Mèllèssè - 08 - Hédètch Alu (5:17)
Mulatu Astatqé - 09 - Yèkèrmo Sèw (4:15)
Essatu Tèssèmma - 10 - Ayamaru Eshèté (4:00)
Abbèbè Tèssèmma - 11 - Ashasha bèyèw (3:35)






Saturday, July 15, 2017

Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw - Alemiye / Gubiliye ... and ... Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw - Ereye Demamu/Belayiye / Sabiye [1974] [ethiopia] FLAC












Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw :    Alemiye / Gubiliye

Philips PH 214 A

Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw: Alemiye – Amharic
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke

Philips PH 214 B

Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw: Gubiliye – Amharic
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke


Year: 1974 

Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.





   Mulatu Astatke feat. Belaynesh Wubante and Assegedetch Asfaw - Alemiye   



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Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw:  Ereye Demamu/Belayiye / Sabiye


Philips PH 213 A

Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw: Ereye Demamu/Belayiye – Amharic
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke


Philips PH 213 B

Belaynesh Wubante & Assegedetch Asfaw: Sabiye – Amharic
Written by Belaynesh / Assegedetch 
Arranged by Mulatu Astatke



Year: 1974 
Record pressed in Nairobi, Kenya by East African Records Ltd.



Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Ketema Mekonnen - Ketema 70's [ethiopia]













Ketema Mekonnen - Tizita






Ketema Mekonnen - 01 - Ambasel [with Massinko] (3:38)
Ketema Mekonnen - 02 - Ambasel [with Kirar] (4:40)
Ketema Mekonnen - 03 - Arada (3:28)
Ketema Mekonnen - 04 - Bati (2:53)
Ketema Mekonnen - 05 - Bemela Besebeb (3:09)
Ketema Mekonnen - 06 - Derbaba (3:21)
Ketema Mekonnen - 07 - Endegena (3:05)
Ketema Mekonnen - 08 - Ene Eshaleshalehu (2:40)
Ketema Mekonnen - 09 - Ere Endemin Alesh (1:05)
Ketema Mekonnen - 10 - Gedaye Gedaye (3:25)
Ketema Mekonnen - 11 - Layne Rakshebigne (3:23)
Ketema Mekonnen - 12 - Shemonmoanaye Wa (3:41)
Ketema Mekonnen - 13 - Tey Geday (3:17)
Ketema Mekonnen - 14 - Tizita [with Acordion] (3:54)
Ketema Mekonnen - 15 - Tizita [with Kirar] (3:18)
Ketema Mekonnen - 16 - Tizita [with Massinko] (6:43)





Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - Asnakech and Ketema [ethiopia]














Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - Yewolo tizita





Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 01 - Gende desi (4:56)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 02 - Yewelo tizeta (5:34)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 03 - Alber ende amora (5:32)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 04 - Teymenew (5:47)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 05 - Mela mela (8:07)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 06 - Arada (6:55)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 07 - Wegenea (6:00)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 08 - Ehile bele (5:38)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 09 - Kibret alem (4:26)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 10 - Sabiyea (4:34)
Asnaketch Worku and Ketema Mekonen - 11 - Gusumayea (3:27)





Tuesday, June 20, 2017

v.a. - 4 Star Singers [Bezunesh, Tilahun, Hirut & Mahmoud] [ethiopia]













Bezunesh Bekele - Belaye (Unaccompanied)





01 - Bezunesh Bekele - Tazebkut lebehen (5:44)
02 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Fikir addis adelem (7:34)
03 - Bezunesh Bekele - Yesew amel (6:12)
04 - Bezunesh Bekele and Tilahun Gessesse - Be Hager Gubegnt (4:46)
05 - Bezunesh Bekele - Fikiry dehna hun (4:53)
06 - Tilahun Gessesse - Ande le-Ande (8:45)
07 - Tilahun Gessesse - Ajeb (4:48)
08 - Hirut Bekele and Mahmoud Ahmed - Tew zegeyeh (5:54)
09 - Bezunesh Bekele - Lebechaye (4:57)
10 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Alfeshign setehyji (5:06)




Tuesday, June 13, 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)



Yemane G.Michael - Yemane Barya [1997] [eritrea]




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            Yemane Ghebremichael (commonly known as Yemane Baria), was a well-known Eritrean songwriter, composer and singer. Not confined to musical pursuits, Yemane was also heavily involved in Eritrean politics. He died of natural causes in 1997.

       Yemane's songwriting strove to reflect what he perceived to be Eritrean experience during the Eritrean War of Independence. His songs were dotted with stories of love, journey, hope, immigration, and liberation. In 1975 he was jailed for the perceived political interpretation of one of his songs.

      A few years after the declaration of the independence of Eritrea, Yemane moved to Asmara and continued to release albums that reflected the new era of hope and national prosperity, with a mix of African and Latin melodies. He also sang about the people involved in the movement towards Eritrean independence, and the sacrifices of that movement.

       Yemane was also known as the 'Eritrean caretaker' due to his reputation as being of a generous, down-to-earth nature, and for sharing his place with newly arrived Eritreans. He is known to having helped many Eritreans adjust to diaspora life in Sudan and move to better places in the Middle East, America, Europe, etc. He was known for his deep sense of artistry and mastery of Tigrinya, the most widely used Eritrean language.



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Monday, June 5, 2017

v.a. - 4 Star Singers [Rahel, Teshome, Asefu & Kenedy] [ethiopia]












Rahel Yohannes - Ethiopia Hagere




01 - Rahel Yohannes & Teshome Aseged - Ambaw Lay (6:11)
02 - Kenedy Mengesha - Beworey Endatefechi (4:23)
03 - Rahel Yohannes & Teshome Aseged - Gelaye Nana (4:04)
04 - Asefu Debalke - Nalign gelawa (6:17)
05 - Kenedy Mengesha - Sew Alwetalignim (7:25)
06 - Rahel Yohannes - Tew Ataschenekegn (0:33)
07 - Asefu Debalke - Yalantema Yelegn (5:51)
08 - Asefu Debalke & Kenedy Mengesha - Ye-Hager beat Nafkot (6:54)
09 - Teshome Aseged - Yene Akal (6:51)
10 - Teshome Aseged - Zerafewa (7:14)




Thursday, May 11, 2017

Kennedy Mengesha - Kennedy Mengesha [ethiopia]










       Singer Kennedy (Kenedi) Menegesha died at the age of 29 and in his short lived carrier, he left behind 57 songs through 9 cassettes that he presented to the public. Kazzanchis was his last residence before his untimely death.



    The reason he got the name "Kennedy" is that he was born in november 1963, the assassination month and year of J.F.Kennedy (35th President of the United States from January 1961 until he was assassinated in November 1963).

       Kennnedy  Mangesha was one of Ethiopia's top modern artists with a string of hits to his credit. Beautifully backed by the Roha Band with their usual fast paced sax and guitar line up. Great vocals with Kennedy weaving and warbling his way through the octaves. Lovely.





Kennedy Mengesha - Zares (ዛሬስ)




Kennedy Mengesha - 01 - Andd Neng (7:45)
Kennedy Mengesha - 02 - Gella Yennee (4:41)
Kennedy Mengesha - 03 - Akal Deme (6:21)
Kennedy Mengesha - 04 - Be Mela (6:09)
Kennedy Mengesha - 05 - Gela (5:38)
Kennedy Mengesha - 06 - Demam (6:21)
Kennedy Mengesha - 07 - Atkelkluat (5:22)
Kennedy Mengesha - 08 - Yemata Yemata (5:50)
Kennedy Mengesha - 09 - Yefikir Geday (4:20)
Kennedy Mengesha - 10 - Esti Felguat (6:23)
Kennedy Mengesha - 11 - Yaleamalaji (5:12)



Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Roha Band - Instrumental Music [ethiopia]












         This album was already posted on Awesome Tapes From Africa blog, but without tags. This is a different rip. Enjoy!






                                                                            


Roha Band - Instrumental Music





Roha Band - 01 - Kememot Aldenem (7:07)
Roha Band - 02 - Endegena, Yeshi Haregitu & Mekeran Bitchelew (4:34)
Roha Band - 03 - Hode Mela Mela (5:52)
Roha Band - 04 - Akale (4:43)
Roha Band - 05 - Lale Lale (Guragegna) (5:07)
Roha Band - 06 - NegaJiredu (Oromegna) (3:11)
Roha Band - 07 - Enetarek (5:19)
Roha Band - 08 - Tizita Garedew (8:56)
Roha Band - 09 - Eyekorekoregn (6:12)
Roha Band - 10 - Fikrey Telemeni (Tegregna) (5:08)
Roha Band - 11 - Haderegna (4:46)





Friday, April 14, 2017

Weshenfer Argaw & Martha Ashagari - Weshenfer Argaw & Martha Ashagari [ethiopia]














Martha Ashagari and Weshenfer Aragaw - Ere Damay






Weshenfer Argaw & Martha Ashagari - 01 - Eroman Neh (5:41)
Weshenfer Argaw & Martha Ashagari - 02 - Zemedea (4:59)
Weshenfer Argaw & Martha Ashagari - 03 - Metsahu Beleni [Tegrigna] (6:05)
Weshenfer Argaw & Martha Ashagari - 04 - Tadu (4:31)
Weshenfer Argaw & Martha Ashagari - 05 - Anchi Bir Albo (4:19)
Weshenfer Argaw & Martha Ashagari - 06 - Tolo Neylign (4:48)
Weshenfer Argaw & Martha Ashagari - 07 - Tey Deresh (7:05)
Weshenfer Argaw & Martha Ashagari - 08 - Sewnete Akale (6:13)
Weshenfer Argaw & Martha Ashagari - 09 - Eyew Mela Mela (6:17)
Weshenfer Argaw & Martha Ashagari - 10 - Memekyea (5:03)