mother ethiopia (parts 1-3)
the first new music to come from weller since ‘a kind revolution’, this 3 part epic enlists help from stone foundation, bongo bob and Ethiopian 3 piece krar collective. ‘Mother Ethiopia’ sees Paul keen to try out new avenues and this release takes a very different sonic direction from the sound of his latest album. Part 1 enlists the help of modern soul band, Stone Foundation – Paul has been a fan for some time and produced, and appears on their latest album ‘Street Rituals’ which was also released in 2017. Alongside the collaboration with Stone Foundation, are two alternate versions of ‘Mother Ethiopia’, one with Bongo Bob and the other, a vocal version featuring London-based Ethiopian 3-piece Krar Collective with the lead vocals (in Amharic) by Krar’s Genet Assefa.
- Mother Ethiopia Part 1 (Paul Weller Vs. Stone Foundation)
- Mother Ethiopia Part 2 (Featuring Bongo Bob)
- Mother Ethiopia Part 3 (No Tribe No Colour) [Featuring Krar Collective]