The Ethiopiques series of recordings curated by Francis Falceto has become a huge cult success. The discs have shed light on Ethiopia’s musical golden age in the 1970s, but also revived the careers of veteran musicians like singer and pianist Girma Bèyènè who was a star back then. He’s featured on the 30th album in the series, Mistakes on Purpose, backed by the young French Ethio jazz band Akalé Wubé. Revisiting many of his old hits, they create an unforgettable celebration of Ethiopia’s musical soul.
This event is part of Songlines Encounters Festival 2019.