Ethiopia / France

...“Melancholy blues, piercingly minimalist country airs, brassy, danceable urban jazz, heartwrenching, off-key crooners : a rich and stirring patchwork of sounds, crossing afro-beat, latino-swing moves and Eastern arabesques”. Anaïs Prosaïc
... In fact Mahmoud Ahmed is one of the great singers of Ethiopia, where bands playing ‘modern music’ regularly fill the stadiums and sell hundreds of thousands of cassettes. Mahmoud Ahmed has been at it longer than most. Mahmoud has been a big star for years, has created many standards, and is famed in Ethiopian communities throughout the world. His greatest gift is as a live performer, a master at unleasing the ‘euskeuta’, an ecstatic shivering of the shoulders than can spread like an epidemic across Ethiopian dance floors”...
The first UK live show by this astonishing selection of Ethiopian soul and funk artists, whose compilation CD The Very Best of Etiopiques (Manteca) was one of the world music sensations of 2007.
Mahmoud Ahmed is backed by the french BADUME'S /Orchestra serving up sizzling big band funk, and soul work-outs.
A unique east African take on jazz, funk and big band sounds. Recently exposed to audiences outside their native Ethiopia, expect freeform and hypnotic vibes.

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44 Grand' Rue
BP 34
Tél. +33 (0)5 49 59 10 10

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