Lioness of Gobedra live Angel Strike Animal live Via India live Invoke the Spirit Jackal Cloak live For the Glory of All Afrika live Ezana's Right Hand live Ezana's Right Hand Outro live Ethiopiques Volume Okay Africa. I press play on the 30 second sample. My mind races with the opportunities these breakbeats offered a budding beatmaker.
Catchy organs, swinging horns, funky guitar riffs, soulful melodies and grainy and pained vocalists swoon over love lost and gained. Sung in my mother tongue—Amharic—this was a far cry from the corny synthesizer music of the s that my parents played on Saturday mornings. I could actually sample this shit. His eyes light up when the first notes ooze out of the speakers. In the s my dad was one of thousands of high school students in Addis Ababa protesting the monarchy.
The monarchy was overthrown and a Marxist styled military junta composed of low ranking officers called the Derg came to power. The new regime subsequently banned music they deemed to be counter revolutionary.
Photos: Buda Musique. Fast forward, At the forefront of this musical explosion was Mulatu Astatke, the legendary jazz musician, who expertly meshed jazz and traditional Ethiopian melodies with a sprinkle of Latin-influenced rhythms.
The result: Ethio-Jazz, a sweepingly beautiful sound of a certain unique tonality. None of the compilations within the series feature the more contemporary synthesizer-based Ethiopian pop music.
And with that brief history in mind, I present to you a list of ten modern tracks, all made in the new millennia, that have sampled Ethiopian music, expanding even further the deep multicultural history of Ethiopian, and by extension, all music. Tulu Besha Bedada and Dr. Tulu and Dr. The presentation by the Ethiopian guests provides an overview of Ethiopian space activities from the late s to current times on work done by ESSS and Entoto Observatory.
Teddy who had lived in the United States since passed away in at the age of 58 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Meaza Bezu, a daughter, Makeda, and his brother, the renowned singer-musician Teshome Mitiku.
His instrumental renditions have been continuously popular. Teddy had a unique style beloved by Ethiopians. The pads are old and while the horn is playing it is not up to its potential.
You might be able to start swapping pads out one by one but really it needs a standard overhaul and it will be ready for years of serious use. You should plan at the least on having several pads changed and ideally have them all done. The tone is rich and full and will work well in a wide variety of playing situations. Case is a black, hardshell contoured Pro Tec in good clean used condition. You can learn more about the auction at ebay. Photo: Ebay.
The organization announced that it will honor ten individuals from the Diaspora this year, including educators, former government officials, artists, activists, journalists and students. Zebene Lemma, Dr. Last year, the awards went to Professor Donald N.
Wagaw is loved and admired by many across generations. Wagaw in acknowledgement of his contribution to the development of higher education in Ethiopia both as respected professor and author , in recognition of his own academic accomplishments, demonstrated patriotism, unselfish devotion to humanitarian causes, unfading interest and love of country. For more information on SEED honorees please visit www.
Box , Pomona, NJ, Phone: or www. The song has not been released and there are no plans for release at this time. The company noted that currently there are 32 local versions of the track that have been released worldwide, but it remains unclear why Coca-Cola chose not to release the Ethiopian version. He is known far and wide as the rising star of East Africa.
Using Reggae rhythms combined with traditional sounds his songs are sung exclusively in the national language of Ethiopia, Amharic. Influenced by Ethiopian Maestro Tilahun Gessesse and international Reggae superstar Bob Marley, he sings of freedom from tyranny and self-emancipation.
Hahu Dance Group is a contemporary group that aims to promote Ethiopian culture, art and indigenous knowledge globally. Sydney Morning Herald.
The festival also aims to help artists and musicians break into the local industry. Bitsat Seyoum is well known in the local Ethiopian community and to fans of her renowned Footscray restaurant Addis Abeba. But before settling in Australia five years ago, she was a famous performer in the Ethiopian capital. Read more at Sydney Morning Herald. Klezmer-haunted wails dart in and out between disco thumps.
The swooning, hot romance of [ Yefikir Wegene ] bursts up from the same ground as the funky horns of Ney Ney Weleba. From that hazy shimmer of musical heat from faraway Addis, a thoroughly American sound emerges.
That kind of energy. That also led me to meet some great people in the Diaspora. So when I entered Harvard I had already started Debo band and my scholarly focus was on Ethiopian music. You can hear its influence in singers that came later like Gossaye and Teddy Afro.
Abegaz and bass guitarist Henock Temesgen are two of the many contemporary Ethiopian musicians that I have the highest respect for. Danny said his friend Charles Sutton, Jr. According to Danny, Mr. New York TADIAS — When it comes to world music, New York-based producer Bill Laswell is convinced that the next big act coming out of Ethiopia is a young rock band called Jano — a ten member ensemble that fuses distinctly Ethiopian sounds with heavy guitar, drum and other instruments.
Nothing like this ever came out of Ethiopia. Laswell said what makes the young musicians unique is that they manage to keep the traditional Ethiopian vibe while appealing to global music lovers. It does not take that for granted. The group consists of four vocalists two male and two female , two guitarists, two keyboard players, a bassist and a drummer — all in their twenties.
According to Laswell, the band was talent-spotted by Ethiopian entrepreneur Addis Gessesse who is also credited for helping to launch the careers of reggae star Ziggy Marley and Ethiopian pop icon Teddy Afro.
Amha describes the music scene in Ethiopia then as almost similar to that of today — buzzing with the mixture of international sounds, Ethio-jazz, and traditional music. Francis was the one who was adamantly determined to reproduce this music and introduce it to the outside world. He should get all the credit because this music would have been buried and stayed buried somewhere in the suburbs of Athens, Greece where all the masters were stored until then.
For Amha, the most dramatic recent change in the Ethiopian music industry has been the size of compensation packages for singers. The day of February when I could go to Athens and get back these pieces of Ethiopian heritage has been one of the happiest day in my life, truly.
I had in mind then to produce a dozen, no more. Over the years Francis has established enduring friendships in Ethiopia. But he is also aware of rumors and complaints about his motives. I would avoid then many headaches and complications. Francis said his admiration for world music dates back more than thirty years and is not limited to only Ethiopia. It is not my company, actually, I never had any company. Francis Falceto in Addis Ababa, How about the talk that some artists not being paid royalties?
The work is here to stay, to the satisfaction of a large public, and beyond the inconvenience it provides. He points out that not all responses from Ethiopians have been negative. Is he working on any upcoming projects? He said he is not nostalgic of the Empire time, but he does feel concerned by the state of Ethiopian music today. I do intend to focus in the future on individual talents based in Ethiopia and the Diaspora, because there is more than one Ethiopian artist of international standard.
On this CD I am using musicians that are very good friends of mine. These are the musicians I will be traveling with for years to come. Elias, who was born in Ethiopia and moved to the United States in , has a long resume in the music industry.
He was one of the pioneering figures in the Reggae and African music scenes in Northern California during the s. Kopieren Sie den folgenden Link, um das Album zu teilen Kopieren. Lioness of Gobedra Live. Angel Strike Animal Live. Via India Live. Invoke the Spirit Jackal Cloak Live. For the Glory of All Afrika Live.
Ezana's Right Hand Live. John McCormick. Leonard reibstein. Altars of Radness. Charles Randall. Aaron Graf. Jean-Roch Marion. Luke Santoro. Sean Johnson. Thomas Smoot. Dublin Core. It is not a faucet that can be turned on and off at will. Creativity comes in rushes and may not come for a while after that.
It is important to have a situation in which where those creative moments can be captured without distraction. Sometimes, it means going all day, or all night, without rest. No food or water, no communication with the outside world, just pure working on the task at hand. Of course, I love the music I make.
I make the music that I want to hear, so when I make a song, it has to strike me deeply. How can I expect people to be passionate about something unless I am passionate about it? It is almost a competition with myself, to out-do or out-preform my last song. I happened organically by processing all my influences. But, when I look at what I do, I view it as shooting for the stars. I want it to be considered classic and timeless. I want it to be legendary, not just an expression of a passing moment.
Continuing to build. Every day is important. Every song tells the story of my life up to that point. Enlighten us! I am at my heart, a guitar player. That is where I feel like I am best able to express myself. I hope that if anyone takes anything away from APL, it is the guitar playing and the feelings that I express through playing that instrument. For songwriting, it always starts on the guitar. Sometimes a mood or a feeling will spur a certain sound, but I am truly in love with the guitar.
It just starts at one riff, and then I add, and I hear the whole thing in my head and I just try go get across the emotion in my playing. Purple is power, and pride and strength, but it is also soft and warm. Do you think that is relevant for you — or is there a different meaning for you?
I would say you are dead-on in your observation. I agree with all the things you said. Everyone in town wore the school colors, which are purple and grey.
Some of my earliest memories are people wearing purple, and wearing the color as a sense of pride and identity, like my dad. Wednesday 25 March Thursday 26 March Friday 27 March Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April Wednesday 8 April Thursday 9 April Friday 10 April Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Monday 13 April Tuesday 14 April Wednesday 15 April Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Sunday 19 April Monday 20 April Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 AprilTeach Yourself Beginner's Russian - Cassette, Rachel Farmer Irish Nationalism and Unionism in the 20th Century, Paul Bew, A.C. Hepburn Stolen Secrets - A .