Artist Profiles: Neway Debebe

Neway Debebe

Neway Debebe’s musical career spans several decades. He writes lyrics for himself and his many professional colleagues, including Tilahun Gessesse. The songs are cleverly arranged. Sung mostly in his native Amharic, Neway Debebe’s music is wide and varied, from the traditional Ethiopian beats, rumba, raggae or garage, big band or Ethno-Jazz, calypso to Afro-pop. This array of musical styles, have made Debebe hugely popular outside of Ethiopia.

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.

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