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by Alemayehu Eshete

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Gaslight Gatekeep Girlboss The Philophon house band crushes it here. The horns, the strings, the DRUMS... Favorite track: Alteleyeshegnem.
Tom Colquhoun
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Tom Colquhoun Alteleyeshegnem is just good old-fashioned, swaying, ethio-jazz made heavier and bouncier with a hip-hop beat; Temar Ledje is a breezy, soulful little number that purposefully struts through gorgeous vibraphone grooves to a delicate, smoky conclusion. Favorite track: Temar Ledje.
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Thomas The strings and drums on Ateleyeshegnem are so heavy. One of my favorite 45s for sure. Favorite track: Alteleyeshegnem.
Nemo Halperin
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Nemo Halperin A brooding glowering beast of a head nodder. Echoing off into the universe! Favorite track: Alteleyeshegnem.
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Yokrimi Think of deep ethio voice and add the genius of Max on drums, you get it...
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Temar Ledje 04:17


Alemayehu Eshete is considered the golden voice of Ethopia. Since his first hit single "Seul" in 1961 he has become the father figure of the soulful stream of Ethopian music. In Ethiopia no other musician adapted the newest trends from the US soul scene as consequently as Alemayehu did.

With this new 7" he continues his soulful approach on Ethopian music. His funky classic Alteleyeshegnem is here re-interpretated by the Philophon house band in an even funkier way than the original. A tough beat is crisscrossed by mystic harmonies and a pumping bassline. Temar Ledje points out the sweet side of master Alemayehu. This is another classic tune that comes dosed with a rejuvenating cure by the Philophon production team. Just listen!

The cooperation between Alemayehu Eshete and Philophon was initiated by Listros e.V. Berlin with support by the Federal Cultural Foundation of Germany.


released June 2, 2017


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