Mahmoud Ahmed Ethiopiques, Volume 7: ErŠ MŠla MŠla

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CD Details

  • Released: September 14, 1999
  • Label: Buda Musique

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Down Beat - 4/91
4 Stars - Very Good - "...sometimes evokes a Moslem James Brown..."

Tracks:

  • 1.Ere Mela Mela
  • 2.Metche New
  • 3.Bemen Sebeb Letlash
  • 4.Abby Mado
  • 5.Embwa Belew
  • 6.Atawurulegn Lela
  • 7.Ohoho Gedama
  • 8.Sedetegnash Negn
  • 9.Sameraye
  • 10.Endenesh Gedawo
  • 11.Fetsum Denq Ledj Nesh
  • 12.Ebakesh Tareqign
  • 13.Asheweyna
  • 14.Belomi Benna
  • 15.Tezeta

Product Description:

Recorded in 1975 & 1978. Includes liner notes by Francis Falceto and Anais Prosaic.
This is part of the Ethiopiques series.
Recording in the '70s in Addis Ababa, Ahmed mixed R&B with hypnotic Eastern vocal lines to create a most unusual style. At first the music seems familiar, with a lineup of guitar, bass, drums, and organ sounding like an ersatz Booker T and the MG's. But when Ahmed's keening, confounding voice joins in, listeners find themselves in new territory. The music is worthwhile just for its unsettling quality on Western ears. ~ Tim Sheridan

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  • UPC: 723723669124
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