Box set of six original Ethiopian 7" singles.
Reissued for the first time with beautiful artwork. The booklet includes photos, track selection and liners notes by Francis Falceto (Ethiopiques series founder and Ethiopian music specialist). Many of the tracks were later included on the iconic Ethiopiques series of albums and compilations, which brought the treasures of the Ethiopian music scene of the 60s and 70s to a wider audience.Includes tracks by Mulatu Astatke, Getatchew Mekurya, Mahmoud Ahmedm Girma Bèyènè and Alemayehu Eshete. The original 7"s are almost impossible to track down these days and sell individually for jaw-dropping amounts online, including one for over £600! Disc 1: Getatchew Mekuria - Antchi Hoye / Getatchew Mekuria - Shilela Disc 2: Girma Béyéné - Yebekagnale / Mulatu Astatké - Yegele Tezeta Disc 3: Alemayéhu Eshété - Afer Yemegnshale / Alemayéhu Eshété - Chiro Adarie Negne Disc 4: Mahamoud Ahmed - Mar Teb Yilal Kafesh / Mahamoud Ahmed - Aynoche Terabu Disc 5: Tilahun Gésséssé - Sew manen Yimeslal / Tilahun Gésséssé - Sima Disc 6: Ali Mohamed Birra - Awash / Ali Mohamed Birra - Sinhanbisin Werri