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Ethiopiques 28
Ali Mohammed Birra

BUDA MUSIC

The Imperial Bodyguard Band singer, who tuned his guitar like an oud. Oromo reasoning about love, existence and resistance, with a tasty Arab twang. Mississippi presented him on vinyl recently.



AfricaVision Volume 2: Musical Anthology Of African Cinema
Drawn from over fifty years of amazing films, diverse music by legends like Mulatu, Henri Guedon, Francis Bebey and Xalam.




AfricaVision Volume 3: Le Cinema De Manu Dibango
Diverse selection of soundtrack music, from 1976 through 2003.



Mahmoud Ahmed Tsedenia Gebre-Marqos
The great man meeting up with the American big-band, the Either/Orchestra rehearsals, interviews, and finally a joint performance at the 2006 Banlieues Bleues Festival.




Ethiopiques 1 Golden Years Of Modern Ethiopian Music, 1969-1975
Music from the Amha label run by Amha Ashete, driving force of modern Ethiopian music.




Ethiopiques 11 Alemu Aga
With virtuoso self-accompaniment on the beguena an oversize ten-string lyre, the oldest instrument played in Ethiopia: religious songs as well as traditional fables, folk tales and poems.



Ethiopiques 12 Kirba Afaa Xonso
The music of the Konso a tribe from the Sudanese border country to do with daily chores, sacred or ritual matters, and entertainment. Flutes, bells, harps, horns, xylophones, drums.



Ethiopiques 13 Ethiopian Groove
Another survey of the golden age of modern Ethiopian dance music bound up with the production of vinyl records between 1969 and 1978.



Ethiopiques 14 Getatchew Mekurya
Starting in the early fifties, long before Ayler and Ornette, Mekurya's stroke of genius was to give improvisatory voice on his saxophone to the 'shellela' singing style epic, harsh, war-like.



Ethiopiques 15 Jump To Addis
A gathering of Ethiopian, French and Dutch musicians, refreshing jazz and rock and roll influences in the mix.



Ethiopiques 16 Asnaqetch Werqu
Self-taught on krar-lyre, favourite instrument of the azmari; and alternately poignant and sarcastic the last great singer, story-teller and free-thinker to carry on their tradition of poetic cut-and-thrust.



Ethiopiques 17 Tlahoun Gessesse
For Ethiopians, their greatest singer of all time; with music arranged by Mulatu Astatqe for the Army Band, the Exhibition Band, the Police Orchestra, the Bodyguard Band.



Ethiopiques 18 Asguebba!
Dance music, picking up from Volume 2, including many of the same performers. With meessenqo (one-string fiddle), krar lyre, kebero drum and accordion.



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