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Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé : The Album of a Great Comeback

 

Under the direction of Francis Falceto (producer of the famous Ethiopiques series), Girma and Akalé Wubé will be joining forces again and enter the studio in May 2016 to immortalise this rebirth. The resulting album will be released in the fall of 2016 under the prestigous label BUDA MUSIC. And all our backers will be receiving this album before the rest of the world!

 

Support us here : www.ulule.com/girma

 

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Sous la direction de Francis Falceto (producteur de la célèbre série Ethiopiques) Girma et Akalé Wubé se retrouveront fin mai en studio pour immortaliser cette renaissance. Le disque sortira à l'automne 2016 sur le prestigieux label BUDA MUSIQUE. Nos contributeurs recevront leur exemplaire en avant première !

 

Faites votre contribution ici : www.ulule.com/girma

 

 

Akalé Wubé sur TV5 MONDE

 

 

 

 

Akalé Wubé feat. Girma Béyéné sur Tracks (ARTE)

 

Après vingt-cinq ans d’absence, Girma Bèyènè, la légende du Swinging Addis (période musicale faste de la capitale éthiopienne) sort de l'oubli.

 

Voila le reportage d'Arte sur le retour de Girma et son concert avec Akalé Wubé en septembre 2015.

 

 

Mèmona (Etienne de la Sayette Remix)

 

'Mèmona' is a traditional Ethiopian piece from the Tigray Region (the northernmost of the nine ethnic regions of Ethiopia), played at weddings. Akalé Wubé discovered the song as sung by Tèwèldè Rèdda on the 'Éthiopiques 5: Tigrigna Music 1970-1975' compilation from Buda Musique, released in 1999. They covered it in their third album 'Sost', and it has since grown into one of the great rockin' jams in their setlists. Nonetheless, saxophone and flute player from the band Etienne de la Sayette has decided to try his producing chops on a remix, trying to bring the tune into a gritty psychedelic afro-rock trip, with lots of sanza...

 

Paris DJs http://www.parisdjs.com/index.php/post/Akale-Wube-Memona-Etienne-de-la-Sayette-Remix

 

Listen and buy on Bandcamp

 

 

Akalé Wubé remix feat. RacecaR

 

"Following up on Paris DJs tradition of reworking songs using only their vocal part to build a brand new intrumental to back it, Parisian Ehio-Jazz band Akalé Wubé has decided to try their organic jazz chops on an a cappela from Chicago MC RacecaR.

 

Originally produced by Grant Phabao as an unstoppable afro-funk-hip-hop monster, this 'Return Of The Dig-Fu (Akalé Wubé Remix)' keep its rhymes evoking the digger's lust for the vinyl rare groove, but replaces the afrofunk with some deep, smokey jazz. The soothing flute solo near the end confirms the first impression: there's a blazing sense of purpose here."

 

Paris DJs http://bit.ly/1SCk7xV

Bandcamp http://bit.ly/1HKJxsL

Soundcloud http://bit.ly/1XNqdNe

 

 

Akalé Wubé & Girma Béyéné

 

 

Our meeting with Ethiopian music legend Girma Béyéné in September was a huge success, and his come back to the music scene sealed and sorted!

 

Below is a short video commemorating the incredible show we gave together after a 2 week residency at our studio in Paris.

 

Here are a few interesting articles about the event :

 

Liberation  /  Le Monde

 

This is only the beginning of a new fantastic collaboration!

 

 

Akalé Wubé & Cheick Tidiane Seck

 

Here are a few cool photos form our gig with Cheick Tidiane Seck in Paris last October. Photos by Olivier Brosseau.

 

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153280784706275.1073741833.54891921274&type=1&l=e09ed83478

 

 

 

Akalé Wubé feat. Manu Dibango on 45 vinyl !

 

Now out on Prado Records! A 2 track 45t vinyl featuring "African Pop Session" and "Ekedy", both tracks recrtoded live with the incredible Manu Dibango!

 

Get it here !!