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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bezuayehu Demissie - Best of Oldies [2007] [ethiopia]





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Bezuayehu Demissie - Enbua Zebider





       Bezuayehu Demissie has demonstrated a rather amazing voice, though his relative success was over shadowed by accusations that the album which contains the remake of Muluken Melesse was made without the authorization of the original singer. This led to a rather bizarre fight that some speculated was heading to court. 

         A VOA report from 2007 says Muluken has already sued the singer and producers. There is no accessible information on if or how the case was settled. Nevertheless, the remake of the songs doesn't disappoint and may even help the new generation to be introduced to the old classic songs of Ethiopia.






01. Bezuayehu Demissie - Enbua Zebider (6:26)
02. Bezuayehu Demissie - Set Balew Geter (4:59)
03. Bezuayehu Demissie - Negerighne (5:50)
04. Bezuayehu Demissie - Yene Konjo (5:49)
05. Bezuayehu Demissie - Tizita (5:59)
06. Bezuayehu Demissie - Yebrhan Kokeb (5:42)
07. Bezuayehu Demissie - Misker Eyaye (9:20)
08. Bezuayehu Demissie - Yene Alem (4:13)
09. Bezuayehu Demissie - Tizez Begelaye (6:18)
10. Bezuayehu Demissie - Berget Ageghnesh Wey (7:03)
11. Bezuayehu Demissie - Che Belew (3:53)
12. Bezuayehu Demissie - Endet Lechalew (5:42)
13. Bezuayehu Demissie - Negerighne Menew (5:48)




Saturday, February 25, 2017

Seble Solomon - Kalehubet [2001] [ethiopia]












Seble Solomon




Seble Solomon - 01 - Yelijenete (5:36)
Seble Solomon - 02 - Kalehubet (6:03)
Seble Solomon - 03 - Mok Yelegnal (6:06)
Seble Solomon - 04 - Bet Yiquterew (8:11)
Seble Solomon - 05 - Yebekagnal (5:29)
Seble Solomon - 06 - Negabita / Dewako (8:17)
Seble Solomon - 07 - Akorah wey (5:26)
Seble Solomon - 08 - Min Derese Antega (5:26)
Seble Solomon - 09 - Selam (4:17)
Seble Solomon - 10 - Iskemeche (5:14)
Seble Solomon - 11 - Tematsigne (4:43)
Seble Solomon - 12 - Ke Shegawoch Ager (6:23)


Monday, February 20, 2017

Ada Kassaye - Yamral [2009] [ethiopia]











         Born 34 years ago in Adama, an Ethiopian city also known as Nazret, Ada Kassaye came to Oakland 15 years back to join her mother and several of her brothers and sisters. She first attracted attention in Northern California’s large Ethiopian community through her effusive dancing at cultural events and is now hoping to follow in the footsteps of such Ethiopian singers as Aster Aweke and Ejigayehu “Gigi” Shibabaw, both of whom lived in the Bay Area prior to finding international fame.






Ada Kassaye - Yamral 





           Many of the songs on “Yamral” reflect Kassaye’s homesickness for Ethiopia. She has been back twice since moving to California and hopes to return soon in the wake of her CD release. Family members in Ethiopia, she says, “called me and told me, ‘I heard you on the radio today.’”
“I’m happy,” she adds. “The door is open for me.”





Ada Kassaye - 01 - Agebagn (5:15)
Ada Kassaye - 02 - Ya Gobez (5:05)
Ada Kassaye - 03 - Hagere (5:39)
Ada Kassaye - 04 - Yamral (4:37)
Ada Kassaye - 05 - Baschalegn (4:26)
Ada Kassaye - 06 - Adama (4:24)
Ada Kassaye - 07 - Berena gebere (4:50)
Ada Kassaye - 08 - Min yishalegnal (5:00)
Ada Kassaye - 09 - Enate (5:23)
Ada Kassaye - 10 - Yemesgen (4:29)
Ada Kassaye - 11 - Madi shishay (5:30)
Ada Kassaye - 12 - Lemeles (3:02)



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ejigayehu 'Gigi' Shibabaw - Illuminated audio [2003] [ethiopia]





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Gigi - Illuminated Audio (full album) 





01. Gigi - Abay (5:20)
02. Gigi - Tew Ante Sew (4:22)
03. Gigi - Mengedegna (5:35)
04. Gigi - Kahn (3:49)
05. Gigi - Sew Argen (5:19)
06. Gigi - Nafeken (5:25)
07. Gigi - Abet Wubet (4:09)
08. Gigi - Guramayle (4:29)
09. Gigi - Gud Fella (5:35)
10. Gigi - Guramayle (slight return) (2:39)

   bonus track   

11. Youtopia Feat Gigi - Zomaye (Vocal House Mix) (8:37)  (bonus track)











Monday, February 6, 2017

Chachi Tadesse - I am An African [2007] [ethiopia]











       Born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Chachi Tadesse has used her roots to grow an international music career. At the age of 16 Chachi joined a well known Ethiopian cover-band, touring extensively while building her musical skills and fan base. In 1982 Chachi moved to the USA, taking classes in Music, acting and modeling and touring extensively with reggae artists.








Chachi Tadesse - I am An African




       While living in the U.S. Chachi recorded er first album, combining Amharic lyrics with Reggae beats to create a unique and sought after sound. Following the success of her first album, Chachi joined forces with Dallol, Ziggy Marley's former band, to tour the U.S. and the Caribbean. In the late 1990's Chachi teamed up with producer Clive Hunt at the famous Kariang Studios in Jamaica to produce a collaborative album with some of the biggest names in Raggea.

       Over the years Chachi has become a pop icon not only in Ethiopia but across Africa and its diaspora. She has appeared at large international music festivals including Reggae on the River and the Bob Marley Birthday Festival in Jamaica. In Ethiopia her 'I am an African' concert at Meskel square brought upwards of 40,000 attendees.




Chachi Tadesse - 01 - I am An African (7:46)
Chachi Tadesse - 02 - Happy Song (4:57)
Chachi Tadesse - 03 - I am An African (remix) (6:52)
Chachi Tadesse - 04 - Abbaba Janhoy (4:08)
Chachi Tadesse - 05 - Hungry Children (1:58)
Chachi Tadesse - 06 - Sad Situation (5:38)
Chachi Tadesse - 07 - H.I.M. Haile Selassie (5:05)
Chachi Tadesse - 08 - One Day (5:25)
Chachi Tadesse - 09 - Smile Ethiopia (3:58)
Chachi Tadesse - 10 - Yeandiyosh Alem (5:12)




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)





Friday, December 16, 2016

Lali Habesha - Lali Habesha [Binyham Aseffa & Teferi Negash] [2013] [ethiopia]















Lali Habesha






Binyham Aseffa & Teferi Negash - 01 - Yaba Bolewo (5:08)
Teferi Negash - 02 - Endalsemash (3:54)
Binyham Aseffa - 03 - Betesema (3:59)
Teferi Negash - 04 - Selam New (4:25)
Binyham Aseffa - 05 - Demo Andande (4:17)
Teferi Negash - 06 - Ye Ethiopia Lij (5:09)
Binyham Aseffa - 07 - Adelegn (5:18)
Teferi Negash - 08 - Marefiyaye (5:19)
Binyham Aseffa - 09 - Zaleyewa (4:24)
Teferi Negash - 10 - Kaqaten (4:45)
Binyham Aseffa - 11 - Alqerem (4:07)
Teferi Negash - 12 - Endemiwedesh (4:09)
Binyham Aseffa - 13 - Altaweqegnm (4:52)
Teferi Negash - 14 - Bale Garew (4:28)
Binyham Aseffa - 15 - Qalen Alatfewum (4:17)



Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Shewandagne Hailu - Sik Alegn [2003] [ethiopia]












       Shewandagne Hailu was born in Addis Ababa. He attended his elementary school at ‘Meskaye Hezunan’ and his high school at St. Joseph. He also had joined Addis Ababa University and was a third year management student when he decided to drop out and pursue his music career.
        Shewandagne was nurturing his music talent at early age singing to his classmates and friends in school and at his neighborhood. During his high school stay at St. Joseph, he joined the school band as singer.

      The school administration used to encourage music as an extra curricula activity and support the members of the school band. Administration then also bought music instrument for the band and recruited a music instructor. Thought Shewandagn's stay in St. Joseph's music band didn't not exceed more then two years, the support he had got in the school had laid the strongestfoundation for the level where he reached today. At St. Joseph, Shewandagne was highly recognized for his english songs but he also used to sing amharic ones, esspecially those of Getachew Kassa.

     When Shewandagne joind university, he did not quit of playing music. He rather joind Ethio-Star Band where he used to sing twice a week. Getting the opportunity to perform on various stages Shewandagne grew his professional skills and proved himself as an accomplished musician. As his fame grew bigger, he moved to the then top bands "Sevance" and "Express"and performed on big stages.








Shewandagne Hailu - Sik Alegn (Full Album)





     During his stay in two bands, Shewandagne had got the chance to play along with renowned singers such as Tewodros Kassahun aka Teddy Afro, Tigist Belachew, Abdu Kiar, Shimeles Ararso, Tsedenya Gebre Markos and many others. Shewandagn and Teddy Afro was not only share stagesbut also grew close friendship through time. Along with the well respected guitarist Girum Mezmur they form "Afro Sound Band". The tree worked together for years and managed to gain more fame with the band. The remake of Girma Beyene's "Tsigereda"was Shewandagne's firs single. The clip of the song, which was recorded live on the Ethiopian Television Studio, was a hit. The popularity of the single brought him the opportunity to perform in Djibouti, Kenya, Italy and Dubai. The positive response of the audience for his first single was serving as gauge of the success of his first album "Sik Alegn". 

      Following to the success of his album, he toured in Egypt, South Africa, Bahrain, UAE, Israel, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, England and above 12 states of USA. Eight years after the release of hs album, Shewadagn still invited to perform in local and international stages.

    For three years, Shewandagne spend good times with "Zion band". With various bands, he performed on the popular local stages of Buffet De Lagare, Illusion, Hilton, Sheraton Gas Light and Harelm Jazz. His unique way of performnig able to attracted a number of fans. In 2004, Shewandagne together with Tsadenya Gebre Markos and Hadey Haile represented Ethiopia and competed Kora, South Africa based music award competition.

       Beside his profession, Shewandagne grew his interest of managing night clubs since the release of his first album. As they did on "Afro Sound Band", Shewandagne and Teddy Afro ventured on bussines of managing night clubs after the success of "Sik Alegn". They rented the then popular hangout place "Lion Club", and turned in to the number one music destination of the city.

    The six month short lived but most successful trial of the night club bussiness encouraged Shewandagne to fully engage on this area. Along with his three friends, he opened the well known "Fahrenheit"club, located adjacent to Bole Medhanialem, six years ago. Beyonfd his managerial position in the night club, every week he is performing twice. Shewandagne is a keen participant of concerts, social and fundraising events.

     For major part of his music career Shewandagne used to play English music and his original works also consists modern styles, he has also popular local touch.

    Shewandagne is often mentioned among the singers who are credited on their creation and influence on the modern styles of the Ethiopian music industry.





Shewandagne Hailu - 01 - Ayne (5:18)
Shewandagne Hailu - 02 - Eyat Eyat Yilegnal (5:53)
Shewandagne Hailu - 03 - Sik Alegn (4:46)
Shewandagne Hailu - 04 - Tirsish Leymsel (5:55)
Shewandagne Hailu - 05 - Tamralech (5:32)
Shewandagne Hailu - 06 - Min Yilishal (4:34)
Shewandagne Hailu - 07 - Yekerebign (4:44)
Shewandagne Hailu - 08 - Ayrega (4:50)
Shewandagne Hailu - 09 - Akukulu (4:38)
Shewandagne Hailu - 10 - Tsigereda (3:50)
Shewandagne Hailu - 11 - Kurat (5:26)





Monday, December 12, 2016

Kuku Sebsebe - Chalkubet [2013] [ethiopia]















Kuku Sebsebe - Chalkubet





Kuku Sebsebe - 01 - Chalkubet (4:57)
Kuku Sebsebe - 02 - Mistru (4:32)
Kuku Sebsebe - 03 - Esun enji (3:19)
Kuku Sebsebe - 04 - Agegnehu (4:18)
Kuku Sebsebe - 05 - Metlat Mine Ametaw (4:55)
Kuku Sebsebe - 06 - Mihiret (3:48)
Kuku Sebsebe - 07 - Mayet Mamen New (4:03)
Kuku Sebsebe - 08 - Yefiker Eda (4:16)
Kuku Sebsebe - 09 - Siyalke Ayamer (5:48)
Kuku Sebsebe - 10 - Kene Ayidlem (4:19)
Kuku Sebsebe - 11 - Semonune (3:57)
Kuku Sebsebe - 12 - Kelben (5:17)
Kuku Sebsebe - 13 - Lidet (4:24)
Kuku Sebsebe - 14 - Asham (4:26)
Kuku Sebsebe - 15 - Metahu Tetnkeke (4:40)





Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Streets & People of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [video]








Streets & People of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia












Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa through the eyes of a 20-something Australian hoodlum on a motorcycle, first visit to an African country. 


Neighbourhoods:

0:04 Piazza
0:41 Meskel Flower
1:03 Chechnya
1:11 Ghana Street
2:51 Merkato
3:48 Haya Hulet
4:24 Kazanchis
5:53 Kechene
6:29 Entoto
7:22 Shiro Meda
7:27 Bole Medenhaleum
8:13 Meskel Square
9:10 Churchill Avenue






Tracklist:


0:02 Mulatu Astatke - Nètsanèt

1:12 Teddy Afro - Abebayehosh
2:57 Lafontien - Addis Ababa
4:25 Ziggi - Blaze It (Last War Riddim)

6:29 Semere Kiros (feat. Hailu) - Reggea Kemise
8:26 Sayat Demessie - Hasabun Mesrek


Camera: GoPro HD Hero (version 1)
Date: September 2011



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Tadele Roba - Mesgana [2014] [ethiopia]














Tadele Roba - Mesgana





Tadele Roba - 01 - DoReMeFa (Makusa) (4:46)
Tadele Roba - 02 - Mewdeden (4:32)
Tadele Roba - 03 - Beberhan Libe (4:58)
Tadele Roba - 04 - Semteshal (4:17)
Tadele Roba - 05 - Fiker Tefa (4:33)
Tadele Roba - 06 - Gena Lega Nat (6:03)
Tadele Roba - 07 - Arke Yehuma (5:01)
Tadele Roba - 08 - Saron Gela (4:19)
Tadele Roba - 09 - Tenefafekin (5:33)
Tadele Roba - 10 - Ayee (5:42)
Tadele Roba - 11 - Silanchie Aweralew (6:22)
Tadele Roba - 12 - Mama Africa (5:10)
Tadele Roba - 13 - Mesgana (4:48)
Tadele Roba - 14 - Eswan Tewat Lene (5:39)



Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Berhanu Tezera - Tebechisa [2013] [ethiopia]















Berhanu Tezera - Tebechisa





Berhanu Tezera - 01 - Bela (4:18)
Berhanu Tezera - 02 - Tebechisa (5:46)
Berhanu Tezera - 03 - Yewaeh (6:16)
Berhanu Tezera - 04 - Yet Ale (3:50)
Berhanu Tezera - 05 - Ekoralehu Enjie (4:11)
Berhanu Tezera - 06 - Tewedag (4:44)
Berhanu Tezera - 07 - Ingeda (5:14)
Berhanu Tezera - 08 - Tirunet (4:25)
Berhanu Tezera - 09 - Fuwa Bilesh (4:23)
Berhanu Tezera - 10 - Begena Legena (3:46)
Berhanu Tezera - 11 - Man Alegne (4:45)
Berhanu Tezera - 12 - Zariem Guedishalew (4:35)
Berhanu Tezera - 13 - Berasishe Kurie (4:30)
Berhanu Tezera - 14 - Shalom (4:47)