Monday, 22 October 2007

VA - The Very Best Of Ethiopiques

"This is a unique record release series, much of it from the glorious explosion of soulful, sorrowful and joyful music cut between the repression of absolute monarchy and the cultural insanity of the Derg regime. The spoilt complaints of Western pop musicians pale into insignificance compared to the defiant human spirit contained in these recordings. Do yourself a favour and discover the Ethiopian R&B counterparts to James Brown, Elvis Presley and Jackie Wilson but also jazz composers, choral groups, folk minstrels and bluesmen with power and wildness of Bukka White or Son House, or contemplative piano music that might suggest Bill Evans or Maurice Ravel for a moment, but is really from a strange and wonderful place of its own." Elvis Costello

To some it up for me personally, this is some of the most beautiful, moving music I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. If you appreciate good music then you need to purchase this compilation.

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1 comment:

drfeelgoed said...

Excellent album, many thanx!