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Showing posts with label vocal. ethiopian popular music. Show all posts
Showing posts with label vocal. ethiopian popular music. Show all posts

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Mahmoud Ahmed - Ere Mela Mela [1976] vinyl version [ethiopia]




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        Mahmoud Ahmed sang at weddings and family gatherings from a very early age, but while he was still a child, his family became homeless when his father lost his job. Forced to work as a shoeshine boy, the young Ahmed’s education inevitably suffered and he was expelled from school for poor attendance. Following his headmaster’s advice that his only possible salvation lay in music, Ahmed soon became known locally for his powerful voice as well as his skills as a dancer of the twist and calypso. He worked as a painter’s assistant and kitchen porter at the Arizona Club, a fashionable Addis Ababa nightspot. One evening, he begged his way into performing a song with a band at the club, receiving rapturous applause and launching his musical career. He became the vocalist with the Imperial Bodyguard Band in the early 60s, subsequently remaining with them for 11 years.

        Ahmed’s first album was released in 1972 and he has since made numerous recordings for the local market as well as performing with many of Ethiopia’s top bands and musicians. In 1986, the Belgian record label Crammed Discs released Erè Mèla Mèla, a compilation of Ahmed’s recordings from the 70s and one of the first albums of modern Ethiopian music available in the west. Critical response was highly favourable and a European tour followed a year later. Soul Of Addis was originally released in Ethiopia in 1985 and, while not as intense as the 70s recordings, nevertheless offered a fine showcase for Ahmed’s spellbinding voice. The Paris, France-based label Buda Musique has also released several Ahmed albums in their Éthiopiques series.

       Something of a local institution, Ahmed still performs regularly in Addis Ababa, as well as owning and running a record label and a nightclub. He sings in a variety of local and international styles but consistently returns to the tizita (a slow and intense local form of the blues). His multi-octave voice is similar to that of Pakistani singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan (who died in 1997), a veritable force of nature that combines the ecstatic devotional pleading of qawwali with the precise tone and phrasing of Western jazz singers.






Mahmoud Ahmed  - Ere Mela Mela (Full)





1 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Sidetegnash Negn/Samiraye
2 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Indenesh Gedawo
3 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Bemin Sebeb Litlash
4 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Abay Mado/Imbwa Belew
5 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Atawurulogn Lela
6 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Ohoho Gedama
7 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Ere Mela Mela/Metche New
8 - Mahmoud Ahmed - Fetsum Dink Lidj Nesh



Sunday, November 5, 2017

Samson Berhanu - Ambassel Tewesta Instrumental, Vol. 3 [2017] [ethiopia]











Samson Berhanu - 01 - Awaash (6:11)
Samson Berhanu - 02 - Dafiidafii (6:40)
Samson Berhanu - 03 - Hedd Na Darartee (5:11)
Samson Berhanu - 04 - Hiiq-As (5:38)
Samson Berhanu - 05 - Abbichuu (5:28)
Samson Berhanu - 06 - Ayyaana La Latu (5:28)
Samson Berhanu - 07 - Loobola (5:42)
Samson Berhanu - 08 - Galaanni Gibee (7:06)
Samson Berhanu - 09 - Tessoon (6:35)
Samson Berhanu - 10 - Aadaakeenya (4:29)
Samson Berhanu - 11 - Dumbushee (7:11)






Thursday, April 6, 2017

v.a. - ETH [2017] [ethiopia]













Aselefech Ashine & Getenesh Kebret - Metche New





Tsehay Hailu - 01 - Eshururu [Ethiopian Lullaby] (0:55)
Argaw Bedaso - 02 - Alem Birre Ney Ney (4:34)
Selamawit Gabre Selassie - 03 - Ahun Dekemesk Agebaye (2:41)
Telela Kebede - 04 - Kelemawa (3:11)
Teferi Feleqe - 05 - Kelkiyilgne (4:12)
Issatu Tessema - 06 - Ayamaru Eshete (4:00)



Alemayehu Borobor - 07 - Tez Aleng Hagere (3:29)
Besrat Hailu & Itiyopia Girma Mariam  - 08 - Ashagedaw (4:22)
Mulugeta Tlahun & Negash Tekie - 09 - Yewyen Abebaie (2:56)
Negash Tekie - 10 - Atibreie (3:51)
Assegedetch Kassa - 11 - Marewa (4:16)
Belaynesh Wubante and Assegedetch Asfaw - 12 - Alemiye (2:37)



Aselefech Ashine & Getenesh Kebret - 13 - Metche New (3:32)
Teferra Kassa - 14 - no info (3:47)
Bezuayene Zegeye - 15 - Woinai (3:59)
Tadele Bekele - 16 - Enafiqishalew (2:53)
Wubshaw Sileshi - 17 - Yih New Getinet (3:24)
Tamrat Ferengi - 18 - Anchin Yagegnulet (4:03)



Selomon Shibeshi - 19 - Endet Zenegashiw (4:06)
Wubeshet Fisseha - 20 - Maleda (3:13)
Munaye Menberu - 21 - Gublie (4:31)
Telela Kebede - 22 - YeTizita Roro (4:00)
Tigist Shibabaw - 23 - Eshururu (3:20)




Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Ephrem Tamiru - 3 old albums [ethiopia]






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         Ephrem Tamiru is one of the best Ethiopian musician since 70's. In fact he is still successful Artist in Ethiopia.








Ephrem Tamiru - Geday Nesh Geday




01. Ephrem Tamiru - Monmuane nesh (5:38)
02. Ephrem Tamiru - Geday nesh geday (7:55)
03. Ephrem Tamiru - Gojosh Yeshalal (7:02)
04. Ephrem Tamiru - Erefew Lebe (9:29)
05. Ephrem Tamiru - Ken sitel (8:40)
06. Ephrem Tamiru - Wey lebe (6:58)
07. Ephrem Tamiru - Yecheger yelem wey (6:21)
08. Ephrem Tamiru - Yetibebun neger (4:59)



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Ephrem Tamiru - Neyelegn







01. Ephrem Tamiru - a 01 - Neyelegn (5:13)
02. Ephrem Tamiru - a 02 - Akale (6:37)
03. Ephrem Tamiru - a 03 - Azerash Alugn (4:33)
04. Ephrem Tamiru - a 04 - Tew Lebe (5:15)
05. Ephrem Tamiru - a 05 - Tizetayen Semi (5:04)
06. Ephrem Tamiru - b 01 - Merakeshin Eyayu (8:49)
07. Ephrem Tamiru - b 01 - Tazebesh hode (5:22)
08. Ephrem Tamiru - b 02 - Yagere Lej (5:28)
09. Ephrem Tamiru - b 04 - Yachi Melke Kena (5:04)
10. Ephrem Tamiru - b 05 - Yene Adey Abeba (7:25)




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Ephrem Tamiru - Selam Lebelesh






01. Ephrem Tamiru - Telakegn lebe (8:21)
02. Ephrem Tamiru - Emnete aderash new (7:43)
03. Ephrem Tamiru - Yegeter fikrachen (6:45)
04. Ephrem Tamiru - Enkelfen atahu (6:33)
05. Ephrem Tamiru - Anchiw nesh hememe (7:14)
06. Ephrem Tamiru - Alchel belual hode (8:48)
07. Ephrem Tamiru - Kegaraw bashager (4:39)
08. Ephrem Tamiru - Abre negn (4:05)
09. Ephrem Tamiru - Yene tafache (5:42)



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