Originally released on Philips Ethiopia in 1973, this seemingly impossible to find LP is available once again to US lucky humans of the world. With a mix of modern and traditional instruments these 14 songs go through the progression of an Ethiopian Amhara wedding sung in Amharic. With the trio of singers, Lemma G. Hiwot, Zenebech Tesfaye, and Selamawit G. Selassie, alternating turns at the microphone, and sharing call and response duties, a relentless frenzy of hand clapping incites dancing and smiles. The consumption of tedj (honey wine) and the swirling love of a wedding was captured in the studio with euphoric energy to take away to play over and over again when the festivities are over. With hand screened covers and an insert of wedding photos accompanying the liner notes, this is the next best thing to an invitation to the real thing. A co-release with Mitmitta Musika of Addis Abeba, Ethiopia.
Yihe New Wey Mizesh
Ahun Demkesh Abedaye
Kulun Man Kwaleshi
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