While all sorts of music are accessible to lovers of diverse sounds, Ethiopia is often regarded as the forgotten musical continent, the missing link within the pan-African harmony. Brassy, electric, urban pop has exploded in popularity after the fall of the dictatorship, providing a swinging and hypnotic, poignant yet funky sound to the streets of Addis Ababa. From the golden age of Ethiopian music (the 'Swinging Sixties') to the new generation of producers, The Rough Guide To The Music Of Ethiopia has been carefully compiled by Francis Falceto to provide an overview of the wealth of sounds of this musically rich country.
**** (four stars) 'An excellent introduction to some of East Africa's greatest musical riches.' Songlines