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Mohammed, Mohammed


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Label: Terp African Series
Catalog ID: AS-14
Squidco Product Code: 12448

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2007
Country: The Netherlands
Packaging: Jewel Tray
Recorded live at Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing, France, April 8, 2006.


Mohammed "Jimmy" Mohammed-vocals

Mesele Asmamaw-krar, backing vocals

Asnake Gebreyes-drums, backing vocals

Brodie Wert-alto sax

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Song Based Music
Unusual Vocal Forms
Cultural Musics from Around the World
March 2007
Quartet Recordings

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Blind Ethiopian vocalist Mohammed 'Jimmy' Mohammed, influenced by the legendary vocalist Tlahoun Gessesse (heard on the Ethiopiques CD series), has been a legend in Ethiopia for many years, mostly singing Gessesse's songs. Incredibly this is his first proper full length CD, which The Ex and Han Bennink made possible after hearing Mohammed perform in Europe and Ethiopian; so impressed were they that they made these recordings possible. Han Bennink plays on several tracks, as does Zu bassist Massimo, Ethiopian saxophonist Getatchew Mekuria, alongside Mohammed's frequent collaborator Mesele Asmamaw on krar, a kind of 5-string harp. But above all this release is fueled by Mohammed's clear and powerful voice, making this intricate and ecstatic music so impressive and passionate.

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