Articles tagged ethiopia

‘Lost Kingdoms of Africa’: The Very Concept of ‘Kingdom’ May Have Originated In Southern Africa

The world needs to comprehend the complex, bloody history of the so-called 'Dark Continent', with all its attendant ironies and contradictions.

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Mulatu Astatke: Mulatu Steps Ahead

The father of Ethio-jazz continues to bring the best out of his collaborators, offering glimpses of the unfamiliar amidst familiar materials and capturing experience with quiet majesty.

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Mulatu Astatke: New York, Addis, London; The Story of Ethio Jazz 1965-1975

Astatke has a great capacity for intelligent play, the James Joyce kind of innovation that isn't afraid to be slangy and entertaining at the same time that it chases a serious purpose.

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22 Jul 2009 // 1:55 AM

Wide Angle: The Market Maker

Eleni Gabre-Madhin's plan to institute a commodities exchange has been in the works for years, since she saw the 1984 Ethiopian famine on TV.

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Abiyou Solomon: In Search of My Roots

Sunny mild-funk brass, breezy keyboard pop, and pan-African guitar, combined with Ethiopian music's usual weird and delicious stagger.

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Orchestra Ethiopia: Éthiopiques 23

Éthiopiques 23 sits partway between the countryside folk music atmosphere of Éthiopiques 12 and the modern professionalism of an Alèmayèhu Eshèté, between trained singing and artless strum.

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Alèmayèhu Eshèté: Éthiopiques 22

The way he uses his voice sometimes suggests that Elvis would have sounded better in Amharic.

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Country Fried Rock: Hollis Brown Interview

// Sound Affects

"New York City rock band Hollis Brown have a new album, 3 Shots, that hits the listener with collaborations including Bo Diddley and Nikki Lane.

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