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Ethiopian singer with nice bassist

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by ChiliBass, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. I was on a business trip in Arlington, Virginia and went out to a nearby Ethiopian Restaurant. The food was great as always but the music playing had this great bass playing happening. I asked the waitress for more info and she said she was playing the music off her MP3. I got the information and I'm happy I did.

    The singer's name is Dawit Mellesse and these are some of the cuts I heard while eating:
    Firejign (fusion shuffle sound)
    Laltelash Kal Alegn (Dance beat)
    Wetatwan Lij (dance)

    He is also one of the artists on a CD called "The Sounds of Contemporary Ethiopian Music - the Millennium Collection."

    I don't have a clue to what he is singing but it *so* does not matter. His voice is just another beautiful instrument.

    Just thought I'd share. His bass player has a nice tone and nice technique.


    John (Andover, MA)
  2. MixBass

    MixBass Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2006
    L.A. Harbor
    Co-founder. GrabAxe
    Cool, I'll check it out.
    Some other cool Ethiopian music with great playing would be Aster Aweke and Gigi.
    Aster has some great progressive music with very fun bass work.