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Lopa Kothari with Girma Bèyènè and Akalé Wubé in session

Lopa Kothari introduces a specially recorded studio session by the Ethiopian singer Girma Bèyènè performing with French group Akalé Wubé.

Lopa Kothari introduces a specially recorded studio session by the veteran Ethiopian singer Girma Bèyènè, once a part of Addis Ababa's vibrant music scene of the 1970s and who has recently returned to music with a new record, part of the Ethiopiques series, made with the French Ethio-jazz group Akalé Wubé. In this week's Road Trip, Amani Samaan, director of Beirut & Beyond Festival, explores the music of Lebanon, and there's music from our Classic Artist, Angolan singer songwriter, Bonga.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé

    Enkèn yèlélèbesh

  • Lankum

    The Sea Captain

    • Topic Records.
  • Vamos Farrear


    • Analog Africa.
  • Makan Tounkara


    • Buda Musique ‎.
  • Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé

    Feqer endè krar (Yebèqagnal)

  • Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé

    Tewèdjign endèhu (Ahun negèrign)

  • Alain Merheb


    • Voice Of Beirut.
  • Fairuz

    Al Bint El Chalabiya

    • Voix De L'Orient ‎.
  • Wadih El Safi & Fairuz

    Sahrit Hobb

  • Marcel Khalifeh


    • Nagam Records ‎.
  • Soapkills


    • Cheftak.
    • Self-Released.
    • 1.
  • Yasmine Hamdan

    Al Jamílat

    • Crammed Discs.
  • Rayess Bek

    Chaab Yourid

  • Tarek Yamani

    Ah Ya Zein (Afro Dabke Style)

    • Edict Records.
  • Lila Downs

    Pa'Todo El Ano

    • Narada World ‎.
  • Sonido Gallo Negro

    La Danza de los Diablos

    • Glitterbeat.
  • Pearly Clouds

    I Dislike How Times are Changing

    • Acrobat / Trapeze.
  • Shanren

    Left Foot Dance of the Yi

    • Riverboat Records.
  • Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé


  • Radio Ankara folk music ensemble

    Alli turnam

    • Caprice.
  • Bonga


    • Morabeza Records ‎.
  • Bonga


    • Lusafrica.


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