Samuel Yirga – Guzo

Listen to the story of the album Guzo, by Samuel Yirga, in this interview.

Guzo is the debut release of Ethiopian pianist Samuel Yirga. Against the odds, Samuel found his way to music school in Addis Ababa and despite still being in his 20s and only having left music school relatively recently, he has developed at a pace remarkable for someone of his age. He has gone on to become one of Ethiopia’s most promising young musicians and composers and in recent years, Samuel has gained wider international recognition through his touring and recording with Ethio-fusion group Dub Colossus.

A reworking of the 1970s psychedelic soul classic ‘I Am The Black Gold Of The Sun’ taken from Samuel Yirga’s debut album ‘Guzo’ featuring guest appearances from The Creole Choir of Cuba and Nicolette.