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SONG OF THE DAY Menelik Wossenachew – Tezeta

Tezeta is a song originally constructed by the wonderful Mulatu Astatke sometime in the late 1960’s, early 1970’s. Translating as ‘nostalgia’ or ‘longing’, the song is composed as an instrumental piece by Mulatu, but today’s cover has a vocal element, … 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 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 – Shamanic Brew

The serpent is back!!  Smooth and sinuous with skin so taut and rhythmic, this snaky sound returns and is armed with more hypnotic sorcery!  This can only mean one thing…..The Sorcerers have completed their new album and with smooth precision … 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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SONG OF THE DAY Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band — Sintayehu

A NOTE FROM THE LP BLOG:  You may or may not have noticed that the LP Blog didn’t post a song of the day yesterday? This is mainly because, in my ever-evolving daily schedules, time sometimes escapes me and, whilst … Continue reading

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SONG OF THE DAY Hailu Mergia and the Walias — Eti Gual Blenai

Born in Debre Birhan, Showa Province, in 1946, Hailu Mergia is a master accordionist, veteran bandleader, arranger and keyboardist whose massive contribution to the jazz-funk sounds of Ethiopia spans over decades.  So impressive is this artist that at the tender age … 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 Black Flower – Artifacts

“Psyche-delicious and accessible 21st century Ethiodubjazz. As if John Zorn put on Fela Kuti’s shoes and imbibed Mulatu Astatke’s whirls” If escaping and drifting away on a chilly Sunday evening is something you could find yourself slightly partial to, then … Continue reading

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