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  • The Legends collection 50s 60s

    The Legends collection 50s-60s

    Ethiopiques is a series of compact discs featuring Ethiopian and Eritrean singers and musicians. Many of the Ethiopiques CDs compile various singles and albums that Amha Records, Kaifa Records, and Philips-Ethiopia released during the 1960s and 1970s in Ethiopia. Prominent singers and musicians from this era appearing on Ethiopiques releases include Alemayehu Eshete, Asnaketch Worku, Mahmoud Ahmed, Mulatu Astatke, and Tilahun Gessesse. However, some Ethiopiques releases are new recordings.


    This playlist includes: (120)

    • Bezounesh Bequele
    • Ethiopiques-02
    • Ethiopiques-04
    • Ethiopiques-09
    • Ethiopiques-11
    • Roha-Band-Tour-1990
    • TesfayeGebre-Magabit28
    • The legend in the 50's and 60's

    The Paris-based world music record label Buda Musique began the Ethiopiques series in 1997 and initially compiled Ethiopian popular music releases from the 1960s and 1970s. Some of the subsequent CDs focus on traditional music, while others highlight individual musicians or specific styles. As of September 2007, there have been 23 releases. None of the CDs feature modern-day synthesizer-based Ethiopian pop music. Francis Falceto is the producer of the series.

    Some songs from Ethiopiques Volume 4 were featured in the Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers.

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  • Roha Band Tour 1990

    Roha Band Roha Band Tour 1990

    When the Ibex Band disbanded in 1979, three of its members – Selam Seyoum, Giovanni Rico and Fekadu Amdemeskel – joined with Dawit Yifru, keyboard player for the also recently disbanded Dahlak Band, to form the now-legendary Roha Band. Specializing in modern Ethiopian music with a traditional blend, the band’s first contract was with the Addis Ababa Hilton, where they performed together six days a week, perfecting their signature sound.

     

     

     


    This playlist includes: (120)

    • Bezounesh Bequele
    • Ethiopiques-02
    • Ethiopiques-04
    • Ethiopiques-09
    • Ethiopiques-11
    • Roha-Band-Tour-1990
    • TesfayeGebre-Magabit28
    • The legend in the 50's and 60's

    The Roha Band traveled extensively, in Ethiopia and abroad, and performed on Ethiopian television. They made over 250 recordings with a multitude of celebrated Ethiopian singers, including Aster Aweke, Tilahun Gessesse, Mahmoud Ahmed, Muluken Mellesse, Theodros Tadesse, Hamelmal Abate and Neway Debebe. Although the band broke up in 1994, with the members pursuing individual interests, no other Ethiopian group has matched the number or quality of their recordings.

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