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Really feeling the atmosphere and vibes on this mix charting the developments in Ethiopian music recorded between 1961-1980. Covering Church music, folk, independent bands and Government Orchestras.

Found it on my news feed courtesy of Seb Merrick.

01 * Orthodox Priests * Music from the Central Highlands / 12” Tangent, 1970

02 * Nyabole, Hamar (South-Ethiopia) * Playing the Musical Bow /12”, 1970-76

03 * Derashe Performers (South-Ethiopia) * Flutes, Steps, Meleket & Voice / Field Recording

04 * Axum Performers, Tigray (North-Ethiopia) * Wedding Ceremony / 12” Tangent, 1970

05 * Gurage Performers, Butajira (Central-Ethiopia) * Dance Performance / 12” Tangent, 1970

06 * Orchestra Ethiopia * ‘Goraw’ (War-encouragement song) / Ethiopiques Vol.23, early 70s

07 * Asellefech Mulat * ‘Ante Ledj’, Hagir Fikir Theater Group / From Reel, 1961

08 * Munaye Menberru * ‘Tezeta’ / 7”, mid 70s

09 * Menelik Wossenatchu * ‘Aderetch Arada’ * His Imperial Majesty Theater Band / 7”, early 70s

10 * Bezunesh Bekkele * ‘Fikir Kesekesegn’ * Imperial Body Guard Band / 7”, early 70s

11 * Hirut Bekkele * ‘Zimam Nehwoy’ * AA, Police Orchestra / 7”, 1971

12 * Singer & Title Unknown * Eastern Police Orchestra / from Reel, mid 70s

13 * Wegayehu Degennetu * Title Unknown * Harer Police Orchestra / from Reel, late 70s

14 * Zennebech Tesfaye * ‘Wendemiye’ * HIM Theater Band (Amhara Wedding Song) / from Reel

15 * Essatu Tesemma * ‘Tchebo Aymollam’ (Amhara Wedding Song) / 7”, 1970

16 * Popular Band Songs Mash-up *

17 * Ali Muhammed Birra * ‘Awash’ * Adu Birra Band (Oromo) / Ethiopiques Vol.28, 1975

18 * Ayalew Mesfin * ‘Wegene’ * Black Lion Band / 7” 1975

19 * Telahun Gessesse * ‘Sak’ * Orchestra Ethiopia / 7” 1976

20 * Traditional Group of National Theater * ‘Wind of Revolution’ (Communist song) / 12” Russia, 1980

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