Ethiopiques is a series of compact discs 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 Alèmayèhu Eshèté, Asnaketch Worku, Mahmoud Ahmed, Mulatu Astatke, and Tilahun Gessesse. However, some Ethiopiques releases are new recordings. Read more…|Edit this Artist photo: Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou

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  • lovkraft

    I introduced this to three friends the other night, not really expecting them to like it. They went mental - all of them are over 30 years old, play music on a hobby basis and are into rock. They'd never heard anything like it and I had to spell out M-U-L-A-T-U twenty times. There's something incredible about this music, it's completely unique and when it hits you, you are completely unprepared for it.

    November 2011
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