The Ethiopiques compilations, which proved to be a valuable window on the country's soulful 1970s music, raised interest in Ethiopian music, a taste that's continued to grow. The Addis Acoustic Project, though, look back even further, to the 1950s, when the sounds were more mellow and the instrumentation a little different, with accordion, mandolin, and clarinet playing more prominent roles. For most of this album, the six-piece band has rearranged some of the vintage hits to give a jazzier vibe to the proceedings. The ...

Tewesta: Remembrance 2011, World Village

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