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    5 conceptual compilations with various strands of groovy, funky, psychedelic and moving afrofunk, afrobeat, ethio-jazz, highlife, afrojazz, afrosoul, Carribean Funk and other Tropical Grooves from all over the world. All new & exclusive tracks from the best Afro bands today hand-picked by the Paris DJs Soundsystem gang of curators.
     
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    - Vol.4 - Have you Ever Been To Electric Afroland ?
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The 'Éthiopiques' series of 1960s and 1970s Ethiopian music reissued by producer Francis Falceto in the late 90s and through the 2000s has been a major influence on the global scene. All over the world, band have started playing the music of Mulatu Astatke, Alemayehu Eshete, Mahmoud Ahmed, or Tilahun Gessesse, among other Ethiopian greats, some even composing new (but retro) Ethio-jazz. Arat Kilo is one of those bands, coming from Paris, France. They released a first album in 2010, 'A Night in Abyssinia', and in 2012 went on a musical trip to Ehtiopia for two full weeks of shows, composition and recording. Those sessions led to the just released '12 Days In Addis' EP, from which Paris DJs extracted the storming original piece 'Lonmewo Lalie', featuring Ethiopian singer Sintayehu "Mimi" Zenebe, who already appeared on Dub Colossus' album 'A Town Called Addis' in 2008. Funky Ethio-Jazz with a soulful rock edge - this is our thing!

About Arat Kilo :
Ethiopian jazz is a major branch of African music that comes from the bars of Addis Ababa and draws its influence from jazz and traditional Ethiopian music, azmari, Latin sounds and Anglo-American funk. Choosing to adapt this music in a contemporary and more urban style, Arat Kilo draws inspiration from rock music and the hypnotic sounds of dub. Their show alternates compositions and standard Ethiopian arrangements (a beautiful meeting was held at RFI’s studio with Mulatu Astatké, the father of Ethiopian jazz).

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from We Are The Fire Inside Your Mind - Tropical Grooves & Afrofunk International Vol​.​2, released May 9, 2013
Music composed by Arat Kilo, lyrics : traditional
Camille Floriot - trumpet; Fabien Girard - guitar; Michael Havard - saxophone; Samuel Hirsch - bass; Arnold Turpin - drums; Sintayehu "Mimi" Zenebe - guest vocals

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