Episode #2815

Ethiopiques, Old and New

« previous episode | next episode »

Monday, August 10, 2009

The French series of recordings called Ethiopiques documents the remarkable combination of James Brown funk, 60s psychedelia, Indonesian scales, Hindi film scores, and European marching bands that formed the sounds of "Swinging Addis" in the early 1970s. We'll hear Ethio-pop and Ethio-jazz from Mahmoud Ahmed and Tlahoun Gessesse, among others, as well as newcomers from the US and France: the Either Orchestra and Le Tigre (des Platanes).

PROGRAM # 2815, Ethiopiques, Old & New (First aired on Wednesday 6/18/08)





Ethiopiques 18


Enem lefelefkugn melageruw sema, excerpt [:30]
Ende Iyerusalem, excerpt [:30]

Buda Musique #82289

Ethiopiques 19

Mahmoud Ahmed: Alemye

Alemye, excerpt [1:00]

Buda Musique #860106

Ethiopiques 1

Golden Years of Modern Ethiopian Music, 1969-1975

Seyfu Yohannes: Mela Mela [3:30]

Buda Musique #82951

Ethiopiques 7

Mahmoud Ahmed: Ere Mela Mela

Bemen Sebel Letlash [4:30]

Buda Musique #82980

Ethiopiques 22

Alemayehu Eshete: More Vintage

Yemaynega lelit [3:30]

Buda Musique #860144

Ethiopiques 3

Golden Years of Modern Ethiopian Music, 1969-1975

Tlahoun Gessesse: Sema [3:30]

Buda Musique #82981

Ethiopiques 4

Ethio Jazz & Music Instrumentals, 1969-1974

Mulatu Astatqe: Yekermo Sew [4:00]

Buda Musique #82964

Ethiopiques 20

Either/Orchestra Live In Addis

Antchim Endelela [7:30]

Buda Musique #860121

Ethiosonic 1

Etenesh & le Tigre des Platanes: Zèraf!

Tezeta [8:00]

Buda Musique #860162

Ethiopiques 22

Alemayehu Eshete: More Vintage

Ambassel, slow [5:30]

See above.

Ethiopiques 21

Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou

Evening Breeze [2:30]

Buda Musique #860122

News, weather, Radiolab, Brian Lehrer and more.
Get the best of WNYC in your inbox, every morning.

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.