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

Howard Male
Sunday 23 October 2011 08:08

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.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

View comments