Alameda (California), USA – AIT Records, a world music independent label representing Ethiopian contemporary and traditional music and artists, announces the availability of its newest release, The Ethiopian Millennium Collection. The Ethiopian Millennium Collection is a unique compilation of the most critically-acclaimed, all-time favorite selections for the first time in one complete set.
Available now as a six-CD set or as individual CDs, The Ethiopian Millennium Collection features breakthrough performances by Mahmoud Ahmed, winner of the 2007 BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music; and Alemayehu Eshete, dubbed the "James Brown" of Ethiopia.
"AIT Records is fortunate to release The Millennium Collection," said Aman Adinew, Executive Producer for AIT Records. "Its artists represent the exciting styles of contemporary and traditional Ethiopian music."Also featured is the renowned Muluken Mellesse and the amazing Theodros Tadesse. Appearances by perennial favorites Neway Debebe, Hamelmal Abate, Theodros Mitiku, Shambel Belayneh, Theodros "Afro" Kassahun, and the legendary Roha Band.
The Ethiopian Millennium Collection immerses the listener in an eclectic mix of signature Ballads, Chic-Chic-Ka (Iskista), Dance, Instrumental, and Traditional Ethiopian music that blends Ethiopian and Western instruments to create a totally unique and mesmerizing sound. Included in the collection is "The Memories of Ethiopia" CD, a one-of- a-kind album that features traditional songs and standards, including authentic Ethiopian instruments including: Kirar (strings), Kebero (drums), Washint (reed pipe), and Masinko (a one-stringed fiddle).
Author: World Music Central News Department
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