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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
Categories
AfroJazz Rap/Hip Hop

Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience – To Know Without Knowing

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

Kulun Mankwaleshi

Categories
AfroJazz Rap/Hip Hop

Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience – Cradle Of Humanity

TRACKLIST:

  • 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 , in collaboration with Australian musical collective Black Jesus Experience.
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.

Via Bandcamp