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Bamba Wassoulou Groove – Dankélé

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Old African Music

Admas – Sons of Ethiopia

“Lost” album, from 1984 (African Heritage Records), will be re-released en of July by Frederiksberg Records (vinyl and digital).
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Sons of Ethiopia is a fascinating piece of the Ethiopian musical puzzle. Emerging from the community of Ethiopian exiles who had been scattered to the winds by the brutality of the Derg – the military dictatorship that had deposed Haile Selassie – the album was the sound of a new generation. The members of Admas were not musicians from the so-called ‘golden age’: they were children of the terror and propaganda of the Derg time – an era of state-sponsored neighbourhood bands and a propaganda-tinged traditional music scene, where the weekends were sound-tracked by the remaining hotel groups of a bygone Imperial world.

Tracklist

Anchi Bale Game
Bahta’s Highlife
Tez Alegn Yetintu
Kalatashew Waga
Wed Enate
Samba Shegitu
Astawesalehu
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Soul/Funk/RnB

Jupiter & Okwess – Na Kozonga

Na Konzonga comes from the Lingala word meaning “I’m returning”. After having travelled the world and seen so much, Jupiter returns among his family, “In Afrika”. But this journey becomes more metaphysical than a simple visit…

First single from Jupiter & Okwess’ upcoming album (2021?).

Plenty of spirits, some German “lyrics” and Mamy Wata!