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  • review February 2, 2017

    Artifacts

    Black Flower is a jazz group that hails from Belgium, but you probably wouldn’t guess it based on how they sound. Painting with the pentatonic brush of Golden Age Ethiopian music, Black Flower proves to be more than just capable … Read more »

  • botb December 29, 2016

    Best of The Beat on Afropop: Gigi–New Voice From Ethiopia

    To accompany and expand upon this week’s Afropop Worldwide program “Ethiopia, Part One: Empire and Revolution,” we are featuring a Beat cover story from 2002 on Gigi Shibabaw, then a rising young singer on the international stage. Under the aegis … Read more »

  • blog October 27, 2016

    Two Greats of Ethiopia’s Golden Age: Mahmoud Ahmed and Girma Beyene

    The Golden Age of Ethiopian music has been bubbling up to the surface of international musical consciousness. The Ethiopiques compilation series, released over the past 18 years, began to turn the tide for Ethiopian musicians of the old school, bringing … Read more »

  • blog October 5, 2015

    Wondem: Ethio-pop Release From Dexter Story

    Wondem means “brother” in Amharic, and Los Angeles-based musician and producer Dexter Story says he felt a brotherly connection to Ethiopia while in the process of creating his upcoming album, Wondem, to be released on Soundway Records on Oct. 23. … Read more »

  • blog July 15, 2015

    Summer Festivals Around the Continent

    Summer concert season is in full swing here in New York and you can look back at our “Summer Concert Selects” for a full list of great shows happening in the area this summer. The rest of our continent has its own … Read more »

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