Since the 80s, Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou (born in Addis Ababa in 1923) has been living quietly in a small cell of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church in Jerusalem (the Debre Genet or “Sanctuary of Paradise” monastery on Ethiopia Street), between God and her piano, after a life shaped by exile, both political and self imposed.
The legendary Mulatu Astatke blends his Ethio-jazz with the Melbourne-based group Black Jesus Experience’s grooves on the new 9-track album, To Know Without Knowing
- 00:00 Wubit
- 06:27 Sabye
- 10:33 Until
- 19:22 Yekatit
- 24:58 We Pray
- 30:43 Netsanet
- 38:39 It’s Time
Cradle Of Humanity features Mulatu Astatke, the Father Of #Ethiojazz, in collaboration with Australian musical collective Black Jesus Experience.Via Bandcamp
Cradle Of Humanity is the funkified product of seven years of performances together around the world, brought to fruition in studios in Melbourne, Australia; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Köln, Germany and London, UK.
A meditation on the origins of humanity, rhythm and culture, this album combines the mystic tonalities of Ethiopia’s ancient and unique scales with deep grooves and the freedom principle.