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Episode #2815

Ethiopiques, Old and New

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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)

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Ethiopiques 18

Asguebba!

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

Buda Musique #82289 www.budamusique.com

Ethiopiques 19

Mahmoud Ahmed: Alemye

Alemye, excerpt [1:00]

Buda Musique #860106 www.budamusique.com

Ethiopiques 1

Golden Years of Modern Ethiopian Music, 1969-1975

Seyfu Yohannes: Mela Mela [3:30]

Buda Musique #82951 www.budamusique.com

Ethiopiques 7

Mahmoud Ahmed: Ere Mela Mela

Bemen Sebel Letlash [4:30]

Buda Musique #82980
www.budamusique.com

Ethiopiques 22

Alemayehu Eshete: More Vintage

Yemaynega lelit [3:30]

Buda Musique #860144 www.budamusique.com

Ethiopiques 3

Golden Years of Modern Ethiopian Music, 1969-1975

Tlahoun Gessesse: Sema [3:30]

Buda Musique #82981 www.budamusique.com

Ethiopiques 4

Ethio Jazz & Music Instrumentals, 1969-1974

Mulatu Astatqe: Yekermo Sew [4:00]

Buda Musique #82964 www.budamusique.com

Ethiopiques 20

Either/Orchestra Live In Addis

Antchim Endelela [7:30]

Buda Musique #860121 www.budamusique.com

Ethiosonic 1

Etenesh & le Tigre des Platanes: Zèraf!

Tezeta [8:00]

Buda Musique #860162 www.budamusique.com

Ethiopiques 22

Alemayehu Eshete: More Vintage

Ambassel, slow [5:30]

See above.

Ethiopiques 21

Tsegue-Maryam Guebrou

Evening Breeze [2:30]

Buda Musique #860122 www.budamusique.com

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