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Jorga Mesfin The Kind Ones

Muzikawi | Item No: 994471
Vinyl LP | 2023 / EU – Original | New
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Item Description
This is Mulatu Astatke’s protege and Ethiopian saxophonist and composer Jorga Mesfin’s debut album. It’s a long foray into Ethio-jazz that takes this courageous syncretism further by fusing spiritual experimentation with bits from all kinds of situations in Ethiopian music, jazz music, and specifically Ethiopian jazz music that precedes it.

Jorga Mesfin is widely regarded as one of the most talented contemporary musicians and composers in Ethiopia. He started his professional career at the young age of 17 and has since collaborated with numerous renowned artists, including Tsegaye Gebremedhin, Carolyn Beard Withlow, The Last Poets, Vijay Iyer, Wayna Wondossen, Kirk Whalum, Takana Miyamoto, Gizze Reggae band, Dionne Farris, Aster Aweke, Mahmoud Ahmed, and Mulatu Astatke. Additionally, Mesfin was a resident at Astatke's legendary African Jazz Village in Addis Ababa every Thursday.

Jorga Mesfin is the founder of the Ethio-jazz group called Wudasse. He composed the music for the epic Ethiopian film "Teza" directed by Haile Gerima. His work on the film earned him the Best Music Award at the 22nd Carthage Film Festival and Best Composition at the 5th Dubai International Film Festival.

Muzikawi is an Ethiopian record label, music publisher, studio, artist management, and event organiser with offices in Addis Ababa and Stockholm. We understand and honour the culture of Ethiopia.
Item Details
Item No: 994471
Artist: Jorga Mesfin
Title: The Kind Ones
Label: Muzikawi
Catalog No: Muzikawi 002
Format: Vinyl LP, Vinyl, LP
Pressing: EU – Original
Release Date: 2023
Genre: Organic Grooves
Style: Jazz | Fusion, Afrobeat
Available since: 2024-05-31
Condition: New
Price: 29,99 €
Weight: 250g (plus 250g Packaging)
Tracklist
A1 Thanksgiving
A2 The Portal
A3 Longing
A4 Pilgrimage
B1 The Kindest One
B2 Tizita
B3 Spring Water
B4 Ye Abay Gizo"
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