Thursday, October 08, 2009

From Ethiopia, With Love


Living in a new city, along with having new roommates from around the globe, has broadened my musical tastes a spot since coming to Edinburgh. One of my fellow graduate students in the international politics program is an Ethiopian citizen, and while I had a decent understanding of Ethiopia’s contribution to the world’s music collective, he has turned me on to some excellent musicians from the country I had never heard before.

Chief among them has been Afewerq Yohannes and Girma Hadgo. Here is an excellent track that can be found on the Ethiopian Urban Modern Music compilation.

3 comments:

bob said...

Fantastic stuff. Thanks. (The link doesn't exactly work - you need to chop it up a bit.)

Roland Dodds said...

Fixed. Sorry about that.

Noa said...

Hey Roland,

Great music, thanks.
I also recommend the Idan Raichel Project, which is a mix of Israeli and Ethiopian music:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKKqhJ4qCMw&
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH6Hs7P2xW0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0PWukxRV8U

Hope you like it :)