ASSELEFECH ASHINE AND GETENESH KEBRET - BEAUTIES

ASSELEFECH ASHINE AND GETENESH KEBRET - BEAUTIES

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Released: 16/06/23 (delayed from 02/06/23)

One of the most stunning and unique albums of the Ethiopian golden age of jazz, never re-issued in full until now! This album was the only LP released by the mysterious Aselefech Ashine and Getenesh Kebret, two young women backed by one of the hardest-charging jazz and funk bands of the Ethiopian scene. The record was a huge hit in Ethiopia in 1976, but the artists never released another album. We managed to track them down and bring this amazing record back to the world.

Dizzying close harmonies and indestructible grooves on this lost classic from Ethiopia’s Golden Age. Aselefech Ashine and Getenesh Kebret, two young women raised in the bustling cosmopolitan milieu of late-empire Addis Ababa, released a single record in 1976, before disappearing from the music business entirely.