September 11th is the start of the new year on the Ethiopian, Eritrean and Coptic calendars, so in honor of, KEXP DJ Gabriel Teodros connects with fellow Ethiopian-American musician, organizer, and DJ Munit Mesfin to bring us a sampling of some of the most exciting new music out of Ethiopia and the diaspora, along with a few classics. We also learn about Munit's time as a morning show host on Afro FM in Addis Ababa, the connection of Admas to everything, and a little bit about the state of Ethiopia today. Artists featured include Teref Kasahun, Iri Di, Jano Band, Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience, Tommy T with Mahmoud Ahmed, and a world premiere of a new song from Munit feat. Kenny Allen.
1. Teref Kasahun - Demo’Na
2. Iri Di - Waymala
3. Rahel Getu - Tilobign
4. Munit Mesfin feat. Kenny Allen - Man Ale Ende Enae
5. Lemlem Hailemichael - Gedam
6. Yohana feat. Tsedi - Yelel
7. Tommy T feat. Mahmoud Ahmed - Anchin
8. Admas - Anchi Bale Game
9. Zebiba Girma - Yamal Qenew
10. Chelina - Ayzon
11. Jano Band & Hewan Gebrewold - Ane
12. Belina & Yohanna E - Back To You
13. Burntface feat. Scholar Black, Surafel & Walta - U Abesha?
14. Ahadu feat. AB - Qal'oo
15. Te'Amir & Professor H feat. Jimetta Rose, Hugh Augustine, Godfrey at Large, Arima Ederra, Seti X & Thurz - Here & Now
16. Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience - Living On Stolen Land
All background instrumentals heard during the mic breaks are produced by Burntface.
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