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Ethiopiques 4: Ethio Jazz 1969-1974 [coll] – [Buda Musique]

aarbor   5/5/2021   CD, International

#4 of Francois Falceto’s Ethiopiques series which features Ethiopian Instrumental hits from 1969-1974. Mulatu Astatke plays keyboards here with two different ensembles tracks 1-6 are from one record and 7-14 are from another. Note that the revolution which brought down Emperor Haile Selassie began in February of 1974. Track 9 Yekatit (February) is Mulatu’s mandatory tribute to the burgeoning revolution. To Ethiopians, February stands for the end of the old regime. The last track Dewel was originally issued in the US in 1972. A very fine and tuneful collection! AArbor

you heard it 38 times on kfjc! most recently:
  • today, Ann Arbor played Yekermo Sew
  • today, dr doug played Yekatit
  • 2 days ago, Avakhov played Tezeta
  • 3 days ago, Sir Cumference played Tezetaye Antchi Lidj
  • 3 days ago, Lucky Jae played Kasalefkut Hulu
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