I’d been searching trying to find electronic music outta Ethiopia and found this.
Soul Keita - Para(sol) - Democracy EP
I’m listening to this on REPEAT. At a couple points you can hear a lil bit of tradition Ethiopian music. I need to find more.
Who is taking the baton from Mulatu Astateque? ‘Cause as much as I love his work I would love for some new blood to come through.
Have been listening to Samuel Yirga, a talented pianist who worked on the Dub Colossus project, and while his take on Ethio Jazz in good and on the darker side of the pentatonic scale I am still looking for something totally different.
This question is something that I have been trying to answer for myself for a long time and have been doing a lot of reading around the subject. While I have read published books I have also been reading the work of the general public, thanks to blogs and Facebook, and what I have found is that identity and the question of identifying oneself is a difficult, lonely, sometime violent journey.
I am currently reading On Identity by Amin Maalouf and it has helped me organise my thoughts regarding identity; its importance and its fluidity. I will be writing about identity and attempting to find, if possible, an identity that I am happy with.
I will also be working on a comic book idea(Our Long Story - working title), which I hope will answer some of my questions on my national identity as well as a cook book(Eat alicha). I shall also be working on my social business network idea(nothing to display- site yet to come but you can read the blog).