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Addis Ababa - New Beat Music From Ethiopia
Genres: World Music, Pop
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Authentic Ethiopian music composed with modern instruments.
Seife Yohannes | Hyatsville, MD USA | 02/23/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great CD of Alemayehu's (the Ethiopian Elvis) greatest works of his seasoned musical career. The old authentic Ethiopian melodies are composed with mixed symphonyish, jazzy, rich musical extrvaganza. With his powerful bass voice, his vibrant and jubliant immersion in his performance is apparent in his songs. He offers his beatuful versions of Tizita and Ambassel (classis Ethiopian melodies). My favorite is however, Marign Biyeshalo with poetic rhymes ('Kodaye tegefo yihunilish chama'- peel my skin off and make a shoe out it for her). I recommend it to anyone who loves the original Ethiopian melodies and appreciates its composition with 21 century instruments. PS: Watch out for the saxophone solos."