New on "Likembe": "Igbo Blues," Ethiopian Roots
- Two recent posts on "Likembe" feature rare and unusual tunes from
Nigeria and Ethiopia, respectively.
In "The Elusive 'Igbo Blues'" I ask if such a thing really exists, and
discuss the music of Chief Akunwata Ozoemena Nsugbe, the Ifediora Mma
Egedege Cultural Dance Group of Uga, Ibealaoke Chukwukeziri & his
Anaedonu and the Okwuamara Women's Dance Group of Umuoforolo, Nkwerre:
"More Ethiopian Honey" features the music of Ethiopia's Rahel Yohannes
and Shambel Belayneh, whose exceptional update of traditional music,
"Bati" was one of the most popular Ethiopian releases of the 1980s:
Please feel to drop in!