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11 Samples From 'Éthiopiques': A Brief History of Ethio-Jazz Cultural Exchange

11 songs that sample from the golden age of Ethiopian jazz featuring Mulatu Astatke, Nas, K'naan, Madlib, Jay Z and more.

It’s 2000 something. I’m holed up in my bedroom searching for samples to chop up on Fruity Loops. While deep into the free-market jungle of Amazon’s suggested music section, I stumble across a compilation of Ethiopian music with faded pictures of nine dudes jamming in white suit jackets. I press play on the 30 second sample.

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Audio: Whosane 'Brooklyn To Cape Town ft. Jimmy Flexx' (Prod. by Oh No)

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