Album: Asmara All Stars, Eritrea's Got Soul (Out Here)

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If you like the Ethiopian soul-funk sound of the early 1970s, you should find much to enjoy in this contemporary take on it.

Eritrea is Ethiopia's neighbour and many of the country's musicians actually contributed to those classic recordings. The main difference with this contemporary project is the influence of Jamaican reggae. But the dub elements fold perfectly into the sinuous Ethiopian grooves – as our own Dub Colossus have already demonstrated. Vibrant, heady and sensuous stuff.