Saturday, April 4, 2009

ETHIOPIQUES - BLEEDING ETHIOPIA (2009)

MOST IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL MUSIC FROM ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING AFRICAN COUNTRIES
ARTIST`````VARIOUS
ALBUM`````
ETHIOPIQUES - BLEEDING ETHIOPIA
GENRE`````JAZZ, FUNK, FUSION, R&B,
TIGRIRNA MUSIC,
YEAR````````2009
COMPILATION BY BLEEDING PANDA

WHY?
This is one of my dearest compilations. It contains a personal selection from a 23 disc set of Ethiopian urban/funk/jazz/tigrirna music, mostly from the 60's and 70's.

Passage from "
Haile's got a brand new bag" by Robin Denselow
Ethiopian music is very different from other African styles, perhaps because the country itself, with its long embrace of Christianity and no experience of western colonialism (though the Italians did invade the country in the second world war), has had such a different history. Musically, it has never been influenced by Cuban or other Latin styles, unlike west Africa. Instead, Ethiopian musicians looked to their own traditional music and to black America - a combination that came together in the extraordinary experiments of the 60s, when they created their gloriously distinctive fusion of local styles with American R&B, funk and free-form jazz.

INFO ABOUT THE SERIES
:
Ethiopiques
is a series of CD's featuring Ethiopian and Eritrean singers and musicians. Many of the Ethiopiques CDs compile various singles and albums that Amha Records, Kaifa Records, and Philips-Ethiopia released during the 1960s and 1970s in Ethiopia. Prominent singers and musicians from this era appearing on Ethiopiques releases include Alemayehu Eshete, Asnaketch Worku, Mahmoud Ahmed, Mulatu Astatke, and Tilahun Gessesse. However, some Ethiopiques releases are new recordings.

The Paris-based world music record label Buda Musique began the Ethiopiques series in 1997 and initially compiled Ethiopian popular music releases from the 1960s and 1970s. Some of the subsequent CDs focus on traditional music, while others highlight individual musicians or specific styles. As of September 2007, there have been 23 releases. None of the CDs feature today's synthesizer-based Ethiopian pop music. Francis Falceto is the editor of the series.

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14 comments:

Better Get a Napkin! Films said...

Yes! I can't wait to hear it. The other Ethiopiques i have is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Great idea to get an overview - hope it is as great as i expect it to be - based on the first 3 songs it´s even better !!!
thanx
maggothead

Anonymous said...

anon001 - http://rapidshare.com/files/217452240/anonymous.mp3

TalkingBook said...

Hey there Panda. Checking this out, many thanks.

BTW, I managed to pick up Felix Kubin's newest release, entitled:

"Die Inhaberin des Chlorophyllmandats überwacht den Ausgleich von Licht und Schatten"

It's four tracks of warbley weirdness that was released as a lime green cassette tape(!); doesn't really stand up to Matki Wandalki, but it's an interesting listen. Here it is:

http://rapidshare.com/files/218481457/F_K-DIdCudAvLuS08.zip

More interesting is his Tetchy Teeny Tapes, which is a collection of stuff he did at age 14, really interesting. I found it, but it's missing two tracks, I'll upload it when I get a chance and post a link here.

Anonymous said...

Hi Panda,
I'm looking for the grammy winning classical crossover album:Songs of innocence and experience by William Bolcom.Please post this,earlier you did a fabulous job of posting Osvaldo Golijov Aindamar, another amazing album.

Anonymous said...

this is truly amazing music! thanks!

Panda Stuffer said...

To Anonymous: I can't find it anywhere! I have somewhere Songs of innocence and experience on some disc but damn there are hundreds of them...

Sorry, If I find it Ill post it surely because its amazing:)

Vero said...

My god, this compilation is bloody gorgeous! You're genious. I'd never listened to Ethopian music before, it blew my mind!

Josh said...

Keep posting dude. This is the best blog on the internet.

kamagra gel said...

Wow excellent thanks for sharing, this guys really have a nice touch for classical music, it's nice.

cialis online said...

I think that it is so cool to many people because the music is so cool in Ethiopia, I want to get this album because I love the jazz and the R&B. Excellent thanks for sharing!! 22dd

Jason Scogna said...

this compilation is no longer available, any chance it might come back?

Anonymous said...

Goddamn good compilation of this very particular music from Ethiopia ! Thanks a lot !

2b0rn0t0b said...

Hi,
I will repost your Ethiopia Bleeding compilation on my blog > http://ethio-pain-music.blogspot.com/

Hope you don't mind. I've already put yoor blog into my blogrol list.

Greetings from Serbia.

Bora

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