Éthiopiques Vol. 8

One of my favorites of the Éthiopiques series.  I bought this album a few years back while I was goin through an Ethiopian music phase, mainly due to hearing Mulatu Astatke‘s wonderful music in Broken Flowers.  And then this past Friday, Mulatu/Ethiopian music came up in conversation with Theresa while at the radio show and this album resurfaced into my mind grapes.  Mulatu is not on this compilation but these jams are equally as amazing. Back into the rotation it goes with all it’s swingin funkiness….

Link:  Ethiopiques Vol. 8

Here’s an excerpt from the album notes:
This volume of Éthiopiques aims to collect the clearest examples of soul, R n’B and even twist in the recordings of Ethiopian “sixties”. The quintessences of the most outrageously cosmopolitan styles-yet so firmly anchored in the local soul. Taken together, this collection of pop oddities gives some measure of the ebullience that reigned in Addis Ababa in the 1960’s and until the end of the Empire. Under a regime nearing the end of its line, foundering between its attachment to an antiquated, autocratic order and the upheavals that stem from belonging to a larger world.

1. Ené Nègn Bay Manèsh – Girma Béyéné
2. Mar Tèb Yelal Kafesh – Mahmoud Ahmed
3. Hasab – Ayaléw Mèsfin & Black Lion Band
4. Tchero Adari Nègn – Alemayehu Eshete
5. Betchayén Tègodahu – Alemayehu Eshete
6. Tèssassatègn Eko – Gebre-Heywet, Bahta
7. Gizi – Gebre-Heywet, Bahta
8. Astaweslèhu – Demissew, Lemma
9. Adrashash Tèfabegn – Demissew, Lemma
10. Lèzèlalèm Nuri – Demissew, Lemma
11. Yètèsfa Tezeta – Tèsfa Maryam Kidané
12. Aynotchesh Yerèfu – Bèlay, Samuel
13. Qèrèsh Endèwaza – Bèlay, Samuel
14. Sét Alamenem – Girma Béyéné
15. Yebèqagnal – Girma Béyéné
16. Enkèn Yèlélèbesh – Girma Béyéné
17. Betchayén Tèkezi – Kassa, Gétatchèw
18. Afèr Yemègneshal – Alemayehu Eshete
19. Eskègizéw Bèrtchi – Alemayehu Eshete
20. Ayalqem Tèdèngo – Alemayehu Eshete
21. Honey Baby – Alemayehu Eshete

Listen to one of Alemayehu Eshete’s tracks below

And don’t forget to go seek out Mulatu Astatke…Amazing

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One thought on “Éthiopiques Vol. 8

  1. ideologic says:

    this post is a real Jewelry, thanks!

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