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ERNESTO CHAHOUD PRESENTS TAITU – SOUL-FUELLED STOMPERS FROM 1960S – 1970S ETHIOPIA

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CD

Released: 16th Feb 2018

£9.99


3LP

Released: 16th Feb 2018

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this collection of soul-fuelled stompers straight from the dancefloors of 1970s Addis Ababa presents A breathless 24 track journey through the unique Ethio sound that bands were forging at the time.

Among the musical gems featured are 7”s by some of the heavyweights of the scene including the godfather of Ethio jazz, Mulatu Astatke, and Alemayehu Eshete, the vocalist dubbed the ‘Ethiopian Elvis’, alongside tracks by more obscure artists such as Merawi Yohannis and Birkineh Wurga. the rest of the tracks witness bands experiment with R&B, rock & roll, jazz, funk, soul and boogaloo. What came out was a distinctly Ethiopian interpretation: pentatonic scales, horn-driven melodies and soul-shattering vocals sung in Amharic.

ERNESTO CHAHOUD PRESENTS TAITU – SOUL-FUELLED STOMPERS FROM 1960S – 1970S ETHIOPIA

Tracklist

  1. Menelik Wossenatchew – Fikratchin (vinyl only)
  2. Mulatu Astatke – Emnete
  3. Teshome Meteku - Hasabe
  4. Birkineh Wurga – Alkedashim
  5. Selomon Shibeshi – Endiet Zenegashiw
  6. Alemayehu Eshete – Chiro Adarie Negne
  7. Hirut Bekele – Ewnetegna Feker
  8. Bezunesh Bekele – Felagote
  9. Alemayehu Eshete – Mekeyershene Salawke
  10. Tilahun Gessesse – Aykedashim Libe
  11. Merawi Yohannis – Teleyeshign
  12. Hirut Bekele & Alemayehu Eshete – Temelese
  13. Alemayehu Eshete – Honey Baby (vinyl only)
  14. Seifu Yohannes – Ebo Lala
  15. Bezunesh Bekele – Aha Gedawo
  16. Alemayehu Borobor – Yeshebelewa
  17. Seifu Yohannes – Mela Mela
  18. Tilahun Gessesse – Sigibgib Joroye
  19. Alemayehu Eshete – Gizew Honeshyna
  20. Bahta G. Hiwot – Tessassategn Eko (vinyl only)
  21. Getatchew Kassa – Fikrishin Eshaleyu
  22. Hirut Bekele – Almokerkum Nebere
  23. Muluken Melesse – Alagegnhwatem
  24. Menelik Wossenachew – Tezeta
  25. Tamrat Molla - Ene Yewodedquat