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Samuel Yirga knows a thing or two about determination and overcoming obstacles. As a child and teenager growing up in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, all he dreamt about was becoming a musician. His parents were strictly against this and wanted him to study to become a doctor or engineer. When they forbade him to attend music school auditions his sister luckily helped him to sneak out. Aged 16 at the time, Samuel stepped into Addis Ababa's Yared School of Music for… read more

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  • love
  • (=
  • great african jazz
  • Everything about this dude is amazing
  • sooo good. xo
  • Really like the bonus track "African Diaspora". Nicolette's vocals are so lush.
  • Guzo is such a gem.
  • Thank you DJ Lefto cuz otherwise I would not have known this, same goes for Ebo Taylor, Onra, Unity and Mulatu Astatke, new doors have opened. A Straight edge Punk Rocker thanking DJ Lefto I guess diversity truely IS wealth.
  • "Guzo" = excellent stuff. Absolutely brilliant.

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