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Addis Acoustic Project

Nov. 11, 2011

It's the second Friday of the month and on Radio M that means the Featured Album. This time around- updating 50's and 60's vintage Ethiopian tunes.

Tewesta:Remembrance is the debut release of the Addis Acoustic Project. The band is headed by guitarist/accordionist/arranger Girum Mezmer and includes beautiful clarinet runs and intricate mandolin work; instruments that were in fact part of Ethiopian music well before the horn heavy sounds captured on the highly popular and successful Ethiopiques series. Tewesta: Remembrance plus Cambodian rock, cumbia, Gambian psych funk and more.