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June 11th, 2019

cyberinsekt

Bahta Gèbrè-Heywèt - Ewnet Yet Lagegnesh

Bahta Gèbrè-Heywèt was an Ethiopian singer born in 1943. He recorded in the '60s and '70s, retiring in 1973 to enter accountancy. Perhaps embarrassingly for him, some of his best tracks were instrumentals, including this slinky soulful jazz number. All credit to the arranger, the legendary Mulatu Astatke. Perhaps a little too smooth for most of you, but Ewnet Yet Lagegnesh is sheer pleasure as far as I'm concerned. Check out the amazing detuned piano interlude, pretty unique.

Bahta Gèbrè-Heywèt - Ewnet Yet Lagegnesh
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