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'Out Of Addis' Compiles 6 Years Of Contemporary Ethiopian Music

Addis Ababa's Sheba Sound teams up with Paradise Bangkok to present Out Of Addis—a 13-track collection of contemporary Ethiopian sounds.


Sheba Sound, an Addis Ababa-based record label and sound system collective, teams up with Paradise Bangkok to present Out Of Addis—a 13-track collection of contemporary Ethiopian sounds.

Out Of Addis was compiled after six years of “music digging, road trips, recordings and events, from the northern rocky expanses of Tigray to the central forested highlands of Oromia to the western sweltering grasslands of Gambell,” the labels state.

The songs in the compilation are tied together by the sounds of the Ethiopian and Eritrean krar, which can be heard locking down rhythms from across the nation throughout the release.

The entire process of compiling Out Of Addis was also filmed and will be released as a documentary, Roaring Abyss.

Preview Kule's "Berhe Raza" off the collection and watch a trailer for Out Of Addis below. The compilation is out November 27 via Eastern Connection and available to purchase here.

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