I recently discovered Ethiopian pianist Samuel Yirga. Real World Records has this to say about Samuel:
"Samuel Yirga's musical life so far has been full of obstacles: social restrictions, family regulations, hurdles thrown up by the reality of life. Yet in the face of all of this, the young and gifted pianist who grew up in the capital of Ethiopia and the centre of the heady mix of music known as Ethiojazz, has at last had his time to shine." (Read more here)
Enjoy these sounds as the weekend rolls in …
Here's a video of Samuel telling the story of his album, Guzo
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Images via Samuel Yirga's website
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