Category Archives: Ethiopia Jazz

SONG OF THE DAY The Sorcerers – In Pursuit Of Shai Hulud

“Who’s this? The Sorcerers? It’s cool! This is great. Give me the cd man!” – Mulatu Astatke Inspired by Ethiopian jazz and the works of Mulatu Astatke, The Sorcerers are a Leeds-based formed by guitarist Pete Williams and bassist Neil … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Akalé Wubé – Alègntayé feat. Genet Asefa (Grant Phabao Remix)

Ethiopian grooves, made in Paris….. Akalé Wubé (translating from Amharic as “beauty of the soul”) are a French 5-piece made up of band members, Paul Shield (trumpet, bugle, krar , percussion), Étienne de la Sayette (saxophones, flutes, mbira, keyboards), Loïc Réchard (guitar), Oliver Degabriele (bass) and David … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alemayehu Eshete – Gizew Honeshyna

Beirut-born Vinyl junkie and DJ collective Ernesto Chahoud is heavily into Ethiopian jazz.  He has dedicated many years to unearthing old Ethiopian sounds and had always dreamt about sharing this passion on a larger scale.  But without either the money … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Alemayehu Eshete – Alteleyeshegnem

…10 out 10 for the first person that can pronounce today’s song!! I’ve been a fan of Ethiopian Jazz music ever since I heard a Mulatu Astatke track on a film many years back, I heard this one song and … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Papa Chango – New Moon

I’ve been a big fan of the great Ethiopian Jazz musician, Mulatu Estatke for many years now and have more recently been delighted to stumble across like-minded bands such as, Family Atlantica, The Sorcerers, Karl Hector & The Malcouns…and now Papa Chango! Papa … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Woods – Hang It On Your Wall

Brooklyn-based Woods released their ninth album on the 9th of this month and titled this delightful collection of songs, ‘City Sun Eater in the River of Light.’  Released via the band’s Woodsist imprint, this is a collective of musicians whose … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Sorcerers – Pinch Of The Death Nerve

I’ve been scanning for song ideas today and spent a while listening to the fantastic music of Ethiopian Jazz musician, Mulatu Estatke.  It was after this listen that today’s song popped into my head. The Sorcerers are a band who, inspired by … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Karl Hector & The Malcouns – Followed Path

Karl Hector & The Malcouns were founded in the early 2000’s by Thomas Myland, Zdenko Curlija and German Producer and guitarist JJ Whitefield (aka Mr Hector), and are a collective of musicians inspired by the musics of Eastern and Northern … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY The Sorcerers – Cave Of Brahma

It was around about 2005 when I was first introduced to the fantastic music of Mulatu Astatke, I had watched a film which had featured a couple of his songs in the soundtrack and was instantly hooked.  Best known as … Continue reading

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