Category Archives: Ethio-Jazz

SONG OF THE DAY Black Flower – Future Fauna

Now, today’s song requires a little commitment and a spare and uninterrupted 14 minutes of your time if you happen to have it? I don’t advise that you open your eyes and let the world back in until this song … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alemayehu Eshete – Telantena Zare

Nicknamed the “Ethiopian Elvis”, Alemayehu Eshete is considered by many to be the golden voice of Ethopia, and once you hear him sing, you’ll know why he has gained such a title! Take today’s song for example, those expressive vocals … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Black Flower – Bones

Curious waves of magic are weaved when you embark on today’s sonic voyage! The flute alone could lure a billion snakes out of hiding or, akin to a type of pied piper, could steal many an unsuspecting ear with its … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alèmayèhu Eshèté – Nèy-Nèy wèlèba

Nicknamed the “Ethioopian Elvis”, Alemayehu Eshete is considered the golden voice of Ethopia, and once you hear him sing, you’ll know why he has gained such a moniker! Ever since his first hit single, Seul, in 1961 he has become … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hailu Mergia and the Walias — Birtukane

Two years after first discovering Hailu Mergia and promising myself I’d buy his groundbreaking Tche Belew record, I’ve yet to fulfil my wish, but after hearing today’s song for the first time in ages, I intend to remedy this right … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Sorcerers – The Terror

Its been quite an instrumental few days as far as song choices are concerned and today’s song is another fine example of how music can move and groove you without any need for words!  The Terror has been playing over … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Sorcerers – Elephant

For anyone who tuned in yesterday you will no doubt remember how I was singing the praises of ATA Records founders (and multiple band members) Neil Innes and Pete Williams.  As well as being founding members in charge of the … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Afro Social Club – Stuck In The Storm

Largely influenced and inspired by the great Fela Kuti, Afro Social Club are a French collective of nine musicians who came together over five years ago to create a sound that pays homage to their hero.  With a shared passion … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Sorcerers – Summoning The Monkey God

“Who’s this? The Sorcerers? It’s cool! This is great. Give me the cd man!” – Mulatu Astatke Who let that serpent in? Smooth and sinuous with skin so taut and rhythmic; here it glides into the room with hypnotic sorcery! This … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Minyo Crusaders – Akita Nikata Bushi (Ethiopian Groove)

….With songs encouraging dancing and drinking, the Crusaders are on a mission to bring “highbrow” min’yō back to it’s “lowlife” roots -whilst also bringing traditional Japanese music onto the global music stage… Comprising of ten multi-instrumentalists (of which three are … Continue reading

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