Ethiopiques is a series of compact discs featuring Ethiopian and Eritrean singers and musicians, best-known for its musical compositions “Erè Mèla Mèla” by Mahmoud Ahmed; and “Yegelle Tezeta” and “Yékèrmo Sèw” by Mulatu Astatke. The music was internationally popularized by Jim Jarmusch when he used a number of songs by Astatke from Ethiopiques Volume 4 (see top) in his film Broken Flowers.
“Yegelle Tezeta” is the grooviest track of the three, one most likely to elicit a dance floor response.
Click the numbers to hear the songs/see the trailer.
Dipsetmuthafucka dances to Astatke
Also, Jahsonic fave Dipsetmuthafucka used a Astatke for a clip he did in Brussels (40 km away from where I live).
And speaking of Brussels, cinephiles, get thee post haste to the Écran Total festival playing all summer at the Cinéma Arenberg.