Getatchew Mekuria enjoyed a late-career renaissance thanks to Either/Orchestra and the Ex.
Today’s 12 O’Clock Track is “Eti Gual Blenai,” from the keyboardist’s overlooked 1977 classic Tche Belew.
The musician displays a lovely hybrid sound on his recent album Love & Peace.
The Ethio-jazz pioneer crosses more stylistic boundaries.
Awesome Tapes From Africa releases an Ethiopian obscurity from Hailu Mergia of the Wallias Band.
Pianist Samuel Yirga revives the sound of Ethio jazz on his new album Guzo
A recent album by Ethiopian composer and percussionist Mulatu Astatke nails the Ethio jazz sound he began developing in the 60s.
WFMU’s streaming a killer concert Wednesday: the Ex with Getatchew Mekuria, Extra Golden, and the Either/Orchestra with Mahmoud Ahmed and Alemayehu Eshete, live in New York.
An unlikely collaboration between legendary Ethiopian saxophonist Getatchew Mekuria and Dutch punks the Ex.