Tag: menelik wossenachew

Mahmoud Ahmed – Yalem Baytewarnegn (Ethiopia, 1974, Mahmoud Ahmed Records)

Following this previous post, I wanted to share with you for today “Yalem Baytewarnegn“, a fantastic deep melancholic Ethio Jazz Funk Soul bluesy track with bewitching horns recorded in 1974 by the legendary Ethiopian musician & composer Mahmoud Ahmed – Enjoy !

Mahmoud Ahmed – Yalem Baytewarnegn

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ezEJspgoodo

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Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Menelik Wossenachew – Chereka (Ethiopia, 1974, Amha Records)

Following to that former post, I wanted to share with you for today “Chereka“, a deep Ethio Jazz Funk track from one of that most fascinating country’s legendary musician, Menelik Wossenachew – Enjoy !

Menelik Wossenachew – Chereka

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/s_DdOAQeRdw

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Menelik Wossenachew – Mekaberene Liyew (Ethiopia, 1974, Amha Records)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Mekaberene Liyew“, an uplifting Ethio Jazz track from the legendary singer Menelik Wossenachew – Enjoy !

Menelik Wossenachew – Mekaberene Liyew

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/lEjLEYN1Jkk

Best regards,


ADP026 – African All Stars (feat. Volta Jazz, Menelik Wossenachew, MBT, Ndo Clement..)

Hi dear readers !

Here comes the new selection I’ve prepared for you !This week I take you with me on a ride for a musical Journey through 9 songs, taken from 9 7 inches from 9 African countries (is 9 your favourite number ?)

This selection took me a long time to prepare, hope you’ll like it !!
Armand de Preseau – African All Stars
You can download the selection here !
Tracklist :
Kenya : The New Sunshine Band – Honey Baby
Guinea (Conakry) : Balla et Ses Balladins – Moi Ca Ma Fout
Congo : The MBT’s – MBT’s Sound
Benin : Phany Agboton – Allabiaboukata
Nigeria : Demono Rock Group : I’ll Loose you Girl
Ethiopia : Menelik Wossenachew – Chereka
Central African Republic : Orchestre Typical Fiesta – Papa Got A Brand New Bag
Burkina Faso : Volta Jazz – Moussoko Robatike
Cameroon : Ndo Clement et Les Titans – Nkul Wo Nlon
See you very soon, and don’t hesitate to leave some comments if you liked the selection, or if you have any questions !

Sincerely yours,


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