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...


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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."


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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.




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 !!