ORCHESTRA ETHIOPIA - ETHIOPIQUES, VOL. 23

ORCHESTRA ETHIOPIA - ETHIOPIQUES, VOL. 23

CD (Compact Disc)

Price: € 20.95

(VAT included)

Stock level: NOT IN STOCK

Delivery time unknown

Read our FAQ before ordering.

 

Label: BUDA MUSIQUE

Release date: 05/09/2007

Barcode: 3341348601526

Catalog no.: BUDCD0860152

Item ID: 289081

The story of Orchestra Ethiopia (1963-1975) is unusual and compelling in more ways than one. Just as modern music was reaching the peak of its excellence and popularity, at the very same moment, via Orchestra Ethiopia's unlikely undertaking, traditional music acquired a legitimacy that the times had tended to deprive it of. Between the coup d'tat (Dec 1960) and the revolution (1974), Ethiopia was combining, unbeknownst to all, both the end of an empire and the "golden age" of its music. Orchestra Ethiopia's initiative can be chalked up to the far-sightedness and the enthusiasm of foreigners who were only staying in Ethiopia temporarily: first of all Egyptian musician, composer and musicologist Halim El-Dabh, followed by American Peace Corps volunteers John Coe and Charles Sutton. It was only in 1966 that the Orchestra found its definitive Ethiopian mentor in Tesfaye Lemma. Orchestra Ethiopia was far more than just a folk music ensemble: it made an important contribution to the task of collection, especially in the southern provinces, so rich yet so little explored musically up to that point -because looked down upon in general.
Although Tesfaye Lemma released several records with this group, we have chosen to begin this rediscovery mainly via previously unreleased works (just five exceptions : 3-11-16-18-22). All display the open-mindedness and creativity that inspired Orchestra Ethiopia's organizers and musicians alike. Many of their works are awaiting publication or reissue.
What we refer to as tradition is in no way set in stone. It is nothing but the most recent embodiment, the latest flash - in the memory of mankind - of a culture in movement, which has never stopped evolving and swallowing up the previous states of this same culture. Orchestra Ethiopia's experience and hardships perfectly illustrate this constant flux.

More on the BUDA MUSIQUE label...


KUKU - BALLADS & BLASPHEMY

American-born Lagos-bred Nigerian singer-songwriter Kuku bridges the gap between his Yoruba roots and the western world. After years of touring and four independent releases in the US, Kuku relocated to France. His haunting and nostalgic voice is continually mentioned in ... read more »

€ 17.95

 

BCUC - EMAKHOSINI

BCUC - EMAKHOSINI

South African 7 piece releases their second album on Buda Musique. Spoken word, percussion and spiritual jazz combine in an expression of South African consciousness.

€ 29.95

 

GANGBÉ BRASS BAND - GO SLOW TO LAGOS

Gangbé Brass Band came about in 1994 in Cotonou, Benin, stemming from the friendly collaboration of passionate musicians in a spirit of solidarity and mutual sacrifice. The group ise considered one of the major brass bands in Africa. In 20 years of existence, the ... read more »

€ 17.95

 

WARO, DANYEL - AOU AMWIN

WARO, DANYEL - AOU AMWIN

Poet and composer Danyel Waro is one of the living heroes of La Réunion and is the foremost voice of Maloya, the rebel blues music of the Indian Ocean. First vinyl release taken from the seminal 'Aou Amwin' double CD, specially mastered for vinyl by The Carvery in ... read more »

€ 34.95

 

UKANDANZ - YEKETELALE

UKANDANZ - YEKETELALE

'Yeketelale' is the third album from Franco-Ethiopian group uKanDanz, combining a heady brew of rock energy, saxophone zigzags and Ethiopian melodies, all fronted by veteran singer Asnake Gebreyes grooving harder than ever.

€ 34.95

 

FANNA-FI-ALLAH - MURAQABA

FANNA-FI-ALLAH - MURAQABA

California based group Fanna-Fi-Allah have been touring their particular strain of Qawwali (Sufi praise music) for the past 17 years. Despite being well known in Pakistan, up to now they have preferred to self-release their own CDs and sell them at gigs. This -their first ... read more »

€ 34.95

 

 


Shiny Beast - shinybeast.nl

Clear Spot International BV
Hermelijnkoog 21
1822CA Alkmaar
The Netherlands

T. + 31 (0)72 567 9990
F. + 31 (0)84 229 8862

E. info@shinybeast.nl
W. www.shinybeast.nl

Deze website gebruikt cookies. Meer info. / This website uses cookies. More info.