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Identify some Ethiopian music
May 31, 2005 7:21 PM   Subscribe

Help me put a name to some Ethiopian music I heard last night.

An album of songs in Amharic by a female vocalist, the backing tracks tended to the atmospheric and percussive - in fact, it reminded me a bit of Clannad. I'm pretty sure it is a recent, popular release. Anyone familiar with Ethiopian pop and care to make a suggestion? Bonus points for linking to audio: I'll know it if I hear it again.
posted by nomis to Media & Arts (3 answers total)
posted by Utilitaritron at 8:57 PM on May 31, 2005

Pop, I can't help you. However, if it was Jazz, you can hear a bunch of Ethiopian Jazz tracks at Do a search for Ethiopiques. There are 17 volumes there with 30 second or so samples. Perhaps one will hit.
posted by dobbs at 9:29 PM on May 31, 2005

Awesome! If it wasn't Gigi, it was something so similar that either would do. Thanks for your suggestion too dobbs, I'll check that out.
posted by nomis at 12:33 AM on June 1, 2005

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