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Ethiopiques Volume 3: Golden Years Of Modern Ethiopian Music

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Kulun mankwalesh
Artist: Mahmoud Ahmed
6:01
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Lomiwen teqebeletch
Artist: Mahmoud Ahmed
3:28
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Tey Gedyeleshem - Alemayehy Eshete
3:21
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Temeles - Alemayehy Eshete & Hirut Beqele
3:22
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Almokerkum neber - Hirut Beqele
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Essu new messelegn - Hirut Beqele
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Yeqondjowotch mender - Hirut Beqele
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Man yawqal yebeten - Hirut Beqele
3:10
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Sema
Artist: Tlahoun Gessesse
4:18
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Yewnet messosso metch yeneqaneqal
Artist: Tlahoun Gessesse
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Enafqeshalehu - Tadele Beqele
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Antchi qondjo - Tadele Beqele
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Kelkeyelgn - Teferi Felleqe
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Aynamaye - Teferi Felleqe
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Tenesh kelbe lay - Muluqen Mellesse
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Embwa Belew - Muluqen Mellesse
3:59
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Ete hoy
Artist: Alemayehu Eshete
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Hameta
Artist: Alemayehu Eshete
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Selam Almazeye
Artist: Mahmoud Ahmed
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Total Tracks: 19   Total Length: 68:07

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Some fantastic stuff here

townleybomb

Even though I'm a big fan of African pop from this era, Ethiopian music never really came onto my radar screen until I heard this series. All of this is great, but track #3 is by far my favorite, a fantastic soul workout that'll appeal to anyone.

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rock fans try this one first

Mmarmalade

The best of an amazing, mind-opening series. People who love jazz pick #4 as their favorite, in my experience. For those of you who love rock and funk, this is your best intro to the series.

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Top 2 of the Ethiopiques series

YoungerBrother

...of the many excellent Ethiopiquesalbums, this one rates #2 overall in my books. Just the right mix of "traditional" and "western" sounds, some really driving instruments, haunting vocals, and a feel that can only be described as alienating. Highly, highly recommended for Jazz, World Music and Funk Soul fans.

They Say All Music Guide

The third installment of Buda Musique’s Ethiopiques series is undoubtedly one of the best, an unlikely occurrence as most of this material was released in 1975 — a year after the fall of Emperor Haile Sallassie and after the rise of a repressive military regime that quickly brought to an end the “Golden Age” of “Swinging Addis.” Mahmoud Ahmed, the best known Ethiopian pop singer in Europe, contributes the two powerful lead tracks and the finale: three trance-heavy tracks not found on other Ethiopiqes releases dedicated specifically to him. But the best material on this installment are Alemayehe Eshete’s tracks, four in all, that sound like heavy, James Brown-style funk sung by an African with a Middle Eastern horn section. Elsewhere, Hirut Beqele’s ska-like rhythms and wavering, melodica-sounding voice testify to the reciprocal influence of Jamaican music. Overall, Ethiopiques, Vol. 3 is the most varied release in the series, and not a bad place to start. – Jason Nickey

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