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Episode #2342

Ethiopiques

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Tuesday, November 09, 2004

A series of reissues of Ethiopian pop music of the 60s and 70s, called “Ethiopiques,” has renewed interest in this fascinating style. We’ll hear original recordings by the great Mahmoud Ahmed, the Ethio-jazz-groove innovator Mulatu Astatqe, and Ethiopian pop songs arranged by the brass band The Either/Orchestra, The Code International, along with the American-based Ethiopian singers Aster Aweke and Gigi.

PROGRAM #2342, “Ethiopiques,” Arrangements of Ethiopian Pop (First aired on Tuesday, 11/9/04)

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SOURCE

Ethiopiques

Vol. 4 – Ethio Jazz & Musiques Instrumentale 1969-1974

Mulatu Astatqe: Kasalefkut Hulu, excerpt [1:30]

Buda Musique # 829642 www.budamusique.com

Mahmoud Ahmed

Erè mèla mèla

Asheweyna [4:30]

Now reissued as Ethiopiques, Vol. 7, Buda Musique # 829802 www.budamusique.com

Either Orchestra

More Beautiful Than Death

Amlak Abet Abet [10:00]

Accurate #3282 ** www.accuraterecords.com*

Ethiopiques

Vol. 4 – Ethio Jazz & Musiques Instrumentale 1969-1974

Mulatu Astatqe: Yekermo Sew [4:00]

See above.

Either Orchestra

More Beautiful Than Death

Musicarwi Silt [6:30]

See above.

Ethiopiques

Vol. 4 – Ethio Jazz & Musiques Instrumentale 1969-1974

Mulatu Astatqe: Kasalefkut Hulu [2:30]

See above.

The Code International

Elevator Culture

Kasalefkut Hulu [4:30] Yekermo Sew [5:30]

www.thecodeinternational.com

Aster Aweke

Aster

Sebebu [3:00]

Triple Earth #107 http://www.triple-earth.co.uk
Email: iain@triple-earth.co.uk
Snail-Mail: Triple Earth, PO Box 240, Wembley, HA0 4FX

Gigi

Gigi

Tew Ante Sew, excerpt [2:00]

Palm Pictures #2068** Available for purchase at Amazon.com*

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