The saxophonist Tèsfa-Maryam Kidané was one of the most remarkable stylists of his generation and between 1965 and 1972 emerged as a brilliant, inspired player. Tesfa Mariam got his start with the Police Orchestra in Asmara. After his stints with the second Ras Band & The All Star Band. He left Ethiopia to study at Berkelee College of Music in ’72.
Listen to Heywèté.
The “Ethiopiques” series includes a compilation of instrumental tracks, originally released in Ethiopia in 1972. It features tracks from Tèsfa-Maryam Kidané, Bahta Gèbrè-Heywèt and Mulatu Astatké including the hit “Yégélé Tezeta”