Erè Mèla Mèla

£ 18.99


More genre-straddling Ethiopian music from the Ethiopiques series, this time focussing on shoeshine boy turned singing star Mahmoud Ahmed, whose unique blend of afro-beat rhythms and Arabic blues makes for an unexpected treat. Ahmed started out as what Ethiopiques curator Franic Falceto describes as a "street urchin", only to work his way up to become one of his homeland's biggest celebrities. Ahmed's minor-key soul is characterised by a cross-pollination of Eastern and Western styles (as is the case with this week's other two Ethiopiques releases) and takes on some of the Latin-American influences imported by his countryman Mulatu Astatke back in the late '60s.

Abbay Mado - Embwa Bèlèw
Atawurulegn Léla
Ohoho Gédama
Ebakesh Tarèqign
Erè Mèla Mèla - Mètché Nèw
Sedètègnash Nègn - Samerayé
Endénèsh Gèdawo
Format: LP
Label: Heavenly Sweetness
Catalogue numbers: HS093VL


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Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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