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Aselefech Ashine & Getenesh Kebret // Beauties LP

Aselefech Ashine & Getenesh Kebret // Beauties LP

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A masterpiece of Ethiopian jazzRecurrence at the hands of Mississippi.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"On this gem of a 1976 record, the voices of Aselefek Asine and Getenesh Khebre sing in close harmony, and the two 'beauties' sing duets over 2 songs. Backed by eccentric musicians, the Army Band delivers Muratou-esque minor piano runs, interlocking percussion, and rock-steady basslines, while arranger Teshome Sisei's flute is flamboyant and exhilarating. With horns like this, it blows through the music, bringing together the best elements of Ethiopia's Golden Age on one of the last records of the era.

Aselefesh and Getenesh grew up in the bustling, cosmopolitan world of Addis Ababa during the late empire.The two met at the Harger Fikr Theater, a legendary arts and cultural learning center in Addis, where they received centuries of vocal and acting training.

BEAUTIES was a hit and sold out as soon as it was released in 1976.But that glory didn't last long.The Derk regime was cracking down on music and artistic expression.The artists (and most musicians) targeted as allies of the deposed Emperor Haile Selassie had to keep a low profile. For 20 years, almost all recordings and live music were discontinued in Ethiopia.This work is one of the last masterpieces of the Ethiopian Golden Age.

Despite failing to release a second record, Aserefek Asine is proud of his work.From her home in Addis, she says. "Now, when this album is released again, I have full confidence that it will become popular and become a hit!"

The long-awaited album is a collaboration between the artist and New Orleans powerhouse Domino Sound.The newly remastered vinyl comes in an old school "tip on" jacket with lyrics translations, photos and an interview with Asefek Aseen. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Mississippi Records releases available at Tobira. 

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12" black vinyl. Lyric translations and short interview with Aselefech Ashine. 

Mississippi Records:

" A lost classic of the Ethiopian Golden Age, reissued in full for the first time!

On this 1976 gem of a record, Aselefech Ashine and Getenesh Kebret's voices intertwine in close harmony, the two “beauties” singing in duet across 10 gorgeous tracks. The Army Band, which backed greats like Tlahoun Gesesse and Mahmoud Ahmed, brings Mulatu-esque minor-key piano runs, interlocking percussion, and rock-steady basslines. Arranger Teshome Sisay's flute winds through the compositions, tying together gloriously woozy horns. The greatest elements of Ethiopia's Golden Age combine here, in one of the final records of the era.

Aselefech and Getenesh were raised in the bustling cosmopolitan world of late-empire Addis Ababa. They met at the Hager Fikr Theater, the legendary center for art and cultural learning in Addis, where they were trained in centuries-old vocal techniques as well as acting .

BEAUTIES was a hit, selling out upon its release in 1976. But its glory was short-lived. The Derg Regime was imposing strict crackdowns on music and artistic expression. Targeted as allies of the deposed Emperor Haile Selassie, the artists (and most musicians) ) had to keep a low profile. For two decades, nearly all recording and live music would cease in Ethiopia. This is one of the last great releases of the Ethiopian Golden Age.

Though she was never able to release a second record, Aselefech Ashine is proud of her work. From her home in Addis she says: “I have full confidence that this album will be popular and a hit when it is released again now!”

This album, long in the works, is released in collaboration with the artists and the mighty Domino Sound of New Orleans. Newly remastered vinyl comes in old-school “tip-on” jacket with lyric translations, photos, and an interview with Aselefech Ashine .
 "

Artist : Aselefech Ashine & Getenesh Kebret

Label: Mississippi Records

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A masterpiece of Ethiopian jazzRecurrence at the hands of Mississippi.

Below is a commentary by the label.

"On this gem of a 1976 record, the voices of Aselefek Asine and Getenesh Khebre sing in close harmony, and the two 'beauties' sing duets over 2 songs. Backed by eccentric musicians, the Army Band delivers Muratou-esque minor piano runs, interlocking percussion, and rock-steady basslines, while arranger Teshome Sisei's flute is flamboyant and exhilarating. With horns like this, it blows through the music, bringing together the best elements of Ethiopia's Golden Age on one of the last records of the era.

Aselefesh and Getenesh grew up in the bustling, cosmopolitan world of Addis Ababa during the late empire.The two met at the Harger Fikr Theater, a legendary arts and cultural learning center in Addis, where they received centuries of vocal and acting training.

BEAUTIES was a hit and sold out as soon as it was released in 1976.But that glory didn't last long.The Derk regime was cracking down on music and artistic expression.The artists (and most musicians) targeted as allies of the deposed Emperor Haile Selassie had to keep a low profile. For 20 years, almost all recordings and live music were discontinued in Ethiopia.This work is one of the last masterpieces of the Ethiopian Golden Age.

Despite failing to release a second record, Aserefek Asine is proud of his work.From her home in Addis, she says. "Now, when this album is released again, I have full confidence that it will become popular and become a hit!"

The long-awaited album is a collaboration between the artist and New Orleans powerhouse Domino Sound.The newly remastered vinyl comes in an old school "tip on" jacket with lyrics translations, photos and an interview with Asefek Aseen. "

Labels and other works Click here for more information. ///Click here to see more Mississippi Records releases available at Tobira. 

-------------------------

12" black vinyl. Lyric translations and short interview with Aselefech Ashine. 

Mississippi Records:

" A lost classic of the Ethiopian Golden Age, reissued in full for the first time!

On this 1976 gem of a record, Aselefech Ashine and Getenesh Kebret's voices intertwine in close harmony, the two “beauties” singing in duet across 10 gorgeous tracks. The Army Band, which backed greats like Tlahoun Gesesse and Mahmoud Ahmed, brings Mulatu-esque minor-key piano runs, interlocking percussion, and rock-steady basslines. Arranger Teshome Sisay's flute winds through the compositions, tying together gloriously woozy horns. The greatest elements of Ethiopia's Golden Age combine here, in one of the final records of the era.

Aselefech and Getenesh were raised in the bustling cosmopolitan world of late-empire Addis Ababa. They met at the Hager Fikr Theater, the legendary center for art and cultural learning in Addis, where they were trained in centuries-old vocal techniques as well as acting .

BEAUTIES was a hit, selling out upon its release in 1976. But its glory was short-lived. The Derg Regime was imposing strict crackdowns on music and artistic expression. Targeted as allies of the deposed Emperor Haile Selassie, the artists (and most musicians) ) had to keep a low profile. For two decades, nearly all recording and live music would cease in Ethiopia. This is one of the last great releases of the Ethiopian Golden Age.

Though she was never able to release a second record, Aselefech Ashine is proud of her work. From her home in Addis she says: “I have full confidence that this album will be popular and a hit when it is released again now!”

This album, long in the works, is released in collaboration with the artists and the mighty Domino Sound of New Orleans. Newly remastered vinyl comes in old-school “tip-on” jacket with lyric translations, photos, and an interview with Aselefech Ashine .
 "

Artist : Aselefech Ashine & Getenesh Kebret

Label: Mississippi Records