There’s no one even close in the running of who is the King of Ethio-jazz. Until he passes on from… Read more [Music] Mulatu Astatke and Black Jesus Experience – Cradle Of Humanity
Lebanese DJ and crate-digger supreme Ernesto Chahoud has done sterling work collecting some of the most impressive 7-inch sides to come… Read more [Music] Ernesto Chahoud – Ernesto Chahoud presents TAITU – Soul-fuelled Stompers from 1960s – 1970s Ethiopia
Girma Bèyènè was one of the leading lights of Ethio-jazz during the 1960s and 1970s, before the rotten Deng ruined… Read more [Music] Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé – Enkèn Yèlélèbesh
Some funky Ethiopian soul, courtesy of Mahmoud Ahmed, one of the best voices of the old guard.
From Éthiopiques 21: Ethiopia Song, this is Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou, one truly bluesy nun of the the Ethiopian Orthodox persuasion.
Singer and saxophonist Abate Berihun and pianist Yitzhak Yedid form the Duo Ras Dashen. It blends Yedid’s masterful jazz piano… Read more [Video] Duo Ras Dashen – The Wonderful Sounds of Ethiopian Music
Many thanks to Flux Magazine who post a review on Mulatu Astatke’s new album. You can read their review here.