Limited vinyl LP pressing. On his debut Soundway Records release, Story distils his diverse background in soul, funk, jazz and folk idioms into his own unique and worldly voice. Borrowing from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya, this collection of East African-influenced music is a testament to Story's decades of dedication to artistic excellence. "Wondem is a unique collection of songs inspired by my passion for and immersion into African music and culture over my career" says Story. "This body of work came about as I began to compose and arrange for Todd Simon's Ethio Cali, an emerging ethio-jazz ensemble in Los Angeles. Wondem means brother in Amharic and I felt a strong brotherly connection to Ethiopia during the process."
A NEW DAY
BE MY HABESHA
LALIBELA (FEATURING YARED TESHALE)
CHANGAMUKA (FEATURING DUSTIN WARREN)
MOWA (FEATURING MIGUEL ATWOOD-FERGUSON)
WITHOUT AN ADDRESS (FT ALSARAH)
SIDET ESKEMECHE (FEATURING YARED TESHALE)
EASTERN PRAYER (FEATURING NIA ANDREWS)
YENE KONJO (FEATURING MARK DE CLIVE-LOWE)
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.