Wednesday, July 24, 2013
If you like jazz then you will love this tune by Girma Hadgu. Just when you think the beauty might subside, the winds blow and the world/music keeps on spinning. It is one of the more beautiful tunes from the ethiopiques collection (a series of tracks/albums from ethiopian & eritrean singers/musicians). Ethiopian jazz has always been one of the more intriguing, recognizable and unique jazz styles. The French label Buda musique and specifically Francis Falceto made this collection of 60s & 70s recordings available to the west starting in 1997 and it has released 27 albums. The only downside is Francis Falceto is said to have grossly underpaid these talented musicians when obtaining the rights to their music. If you are looking for a starting point I highly recommend Ethiopiques vol. 4.