Tag Archives: Ethiopian

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 Ali Mohamed Birra – Hinyadini

Born in Ganda Kore, Dire Dawa in 1947, Ali Birra is a legendary Ethiopian singer, composer, poet and nationalist who has the ability to sing in Amharic, Arabic, Harari, and Somali languages..in addition to Oromo, his mother tongue!! His impressive … 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 Hailu Mergia- Gum Gum

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. The keyboardist, army accordionist and synth pioneer spent three decades … Continue reading

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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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