By Jim Hickson. From storytelling azmari bards to grooving Ethio-jazzers, Ethiopia has inarguably produced some giants of the world music scene. Reviewed in 3. Mulatu of Ethiopia Strut, Reviewed in Aster Triple Earth, Aster Aweke was the first big Ethiopian world music star. Her self-titled international debut may suffer from overly cheesy production, but the compositions are solid Afro-pop and the sheer power of her voice is undeniable. Music never left her, though, and instead she created her own style. Her compositions for solo piano draw on Orthodox hymns and the melodies of the krar and begena lyres, but their textures resemble the watercolour tones of Debussy or Chopin.
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He fled his native country with his group, the Walias Band, in and now drives a cab in Washington DC, in which he also composes. O n a Monday afternoon, Hailu Mergia is driving through the suburbs of Washington DC, his laminated cabby licence tacked to the back of his seat. When Mergia speaks of that era — growing up near Addis Ababa, raising goats and sheep, singing traditional folk music, joining the military, forming the Walias Band and eventually leaving Ethiopia for good — the dates get fuzzy, but the experiences remain clear. He is not even sure how old he is — either 71 or As we drive past faceless strip malls, warm, brushing chords and accordion fill the air, Ethiopian pentatonic rhythms mingling with American bop and fusion. I do it with my voice, whistling, whatever; and then I put it on the keyboard and record it in my car.