| 🕖 2 min. | Artwork: Zelalem Merga
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We were asked by Ethiopian Records if we could spread the word about their running crowdfunding campaign ‘WEL’ in order to release a double EP, produce some videos, and more. To not only support contemporary Ethiopian artists, but to give them a chance to survive in pandemic times. Yes, we can and we wish you good luck!

And that was a reminder for us at Beyond Tape that there is way more then the (very great) and widely known Mulatu Astatke, who made Ethio-Jazz widely popular and which some people surely know — for example from the Broken Flowers soundtrack. So we browsed our minds and playlists and put together some tracks from Ethiopia that include and go beyond Ethio-Jazz.

As we don’t know any tool actually to combine Bandcamp and Youtube-Videos in a playlist (playmoss unfortunately ceased its activity) we like to drop the songs just down below. We also added a Spotify-Playlist on the bottom, knowing that it is a) not a supporting platform for artists and b) doesn‘t have all the songs listed.

Let’s get started with the music and please check out and support ‘WEL’, thank you!

Mulatu Astatke — Yègellé Tezeta

Mulatu Astatke with Menelik Wossenatchew — Fikratchin

Fedel Band — Arraya’s Mood

Asnaké Gèbrèyès — Eski Beke Be

Tèsfa-Maryam Kidané — Heywèté

Tlahoun Gèssèssè — Alegntaye

Asnakech Worku — Sak Bleh Askegn

Emahoy Tsegué-Maryam Guébrou — The Last Tears of a Deceased

Birkineh Wurga — Alkedashim

Kingdom of Kaffa — Yejoro Tili

Alemayehu Eshete — Alteleyeshegnem

Mikael Seifu — Yarada Lij

Hailu Mergia — Yefikir Engurguro

Gigi — Tew Ante Sew

Kirubel Assefa — Tesmameye

Dagy — Sedet

DJ Jazzy Dave — The Jazz Side of Ethiopia


Mike Block feat. Danny Mekonnen — Guzo

Akalé Wubé — Mèmona (Etienne de la Sayette Remix)

Mulatu Astatke – Yegelle Tezeta (Nicolas Jaar Edit)

Spotify-Playlist (incomplete)