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Tracks For The Ethiopian New Year

Okayafrica lists our choice tracks to bring in Ethiopian New Year (Enkutatash), which goes down today and tonight.


Enkutatash (“gift of jewels” in Amharic) is the official start of the Coptic calendar. And it just so happens to be today. To say goodbye to the big rains and welcome in Ethiopian spring we’ve listed off our choice tunes for Ethiopia's New Year's festivities. Stream through them all below! 

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Ester Rada "Life Happens"

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Oh No Dr. No's Ethiopium

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Mulatu Astatke "Tezetza"

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Hailu Mergia and The Walias Band "Tche Belew"

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CopperWire "Phone Home"

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Old Money x Lamin Fofana "Ethiopia"

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Mulatu Astatke "Yegelle Tezeta"

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Boity's Hometown Takes Centre Stage In Her New Music Video

Boity has released the music video for her latest single 'O18's Finest' which features Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill.

South African rapper Boity has finally shared the visuals for her latest single "018's Finest" featuring Maglera Doe Boy and Ginger Trill. The single comes off Boity's EP 4463, which dropped last December. Marked as a fan favourite "018's Finest" borrows from Boity's hometown dialing code. The 31-year-old rapper hails from Potchefstroom, affectionately known as Potch, a quaint town in South Africa's North West province. The music video highlights the lesser known aspects of hip-hop culture in the otherwise sleepy town.

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