Mahmoud Ahmed – Mela Mela (Ethiopia, 1973, Amha Records)

For today and following to this post, I wanted to share with you “Mela Mela“, a bewitching Ethio Jazz track recorded in 1973 by Mahmoud Ahmed and his band, IBEX – Enjoy !

Mahmoud Ahmed – Mela Mela

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here :

Have a nice Sunday,

Armand de Preseau

Mahmoud Ahmed – Ambasel (Ethiopia, 1973, Amha Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you the masterpiece “Ambasel“, favourite deep Ethio Jazz track, composed in 1973 by the Master Mahmoud Ahmed – Enjoy !

Mohamud Ahmed – Ambasel

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here :

Best regards,

Armand de Preseau

ADP016 – The Ethiopian Journey / A travel into the Ethio sound of Addis-Abeba back in the 70’s

Hi dear readers !
I’m actually in the Southern France (remember St Tropez ?) for 2 weeks, tanning near the deep blue sea, drinking ti punchs and mojitos, but I’ve prepared something special for you !
I wanted for a loooong time to do an Ethiopian selection, (but I wouldn’t because I think the Ethio sound is too “a la mode”..), so here are 9 tracks taken from several seven inches intended to make you (re)discover the beauty and the deepness of the Ethio sound from the 70’s.
Ethio Jazz, Ethio soul, Ethio groove or Ethio funk, nevermind how you can call it, this music sounds like no other, because of the Ethiopian Pentatonic scale, that was a source of inspiration for many musicians of all genre.
Hope you’ll like it !
Armand de Preseau – The Ethiopian Journey
You can download it here !
See you soon for the (too) long awaited Malian selection !
Tracklist :
Mohamud Ahmed – Ambassel
Menelik Wossenachew – Chereka
Bizunesh Bekele – Tigel New
Tilahun Gessesse – Wey Min Tilik
Menelik Wossenachew – Menew Bacher Kere
Bahta Hiwot – Tessassategn Eko
Bizunesh Bekele – Inramed
??? – Yewyen Abebaie
Menelik Wossenache – Mekaberene Liyew