"Yekereme Fikir" - Ethio Stars feat. Mulatu Astatke
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- Artist:Ethio Stars feat. Mulatu Astatke
- release year:2017
- catalogue numberPIR3064
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OUT ON 3 NOVEMBER / 1 DECEMBER 2017
"Addis 1988" additional digital single bonus tracks / Three remaining tracks from the original Mulatu Astatke produced Ethio Stars sessions complementing our recent "Addis 1988" audiophile vinyl remaster.
Complementing "Addis 1988”, our audiophile 180g vinyl re-release of Mulatu Astatke's 1988 Sessions with Ethio Stars and Tukul Band - here are the two remaining Ethio Stars tracks from our original "Addis" release in 1992, Ethio Stars & Tukul Band - "Amharic Hits and experimental traditions from Ethiopia". PLUS an additional gem from the sessions, previously unreleased.
3 NOVEMBER 2017The first of the three tracks to be released is "Yekereme Fikir" - "Old Love". A veritable Roots Reggae tune, particularly relaxed, with luxuriously rich Amharic melodies and harmonies, it is one of Ethio Stars singer Getachew Kassa's most successful songs and signature tunes. After being given the Mulatu treatment during the "Addis 1988" sessions, the track now boasts some force to Getachew's indulgence in old acquaintances, stripping down the arrangement a little and giving it some extra edge. A vintage classic in a masterful additional rendition - win win.
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1 DECEMBER 2017The complete EP release with additional tracks includes "Eshet Eshet" - an enthralling Ethiopian melody with an irresistibly easy going Ethiopian mid-tempo Pop sound. Plus "Kutakawa" – previously unreleased, this world exclusive adds a chunky element of exhilarated Disco / Party to the Reggae, Jazz and Funk grooves of the original version. It takes a minute to pump up - then struts and prances lustfully to a melody and hook equally as flashy and catchy.
All tracks remastered to state-of-the-art contemporary standards and listening habits