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Friday 23 April 2021

A Boy Named Nigusuu

Ethiopian pop for you today from the extravagantly vowelled Nigusuu Taammiraat. Both tracks are from his 2010 album "Haadhakoo", which is pretty vowelly too.

"Ljaan Dhugaa" - Nigusuu Taammiraat

"Looshaa" - Nigusuu Taammiraat

I picked the album up while on holiday in Ethiopia in 2012. Its a magical place going through a bit of a rough patch at the moment, and I would love to get back there when that sort of thing is allowed. 

One of the highlights of the trip was visiting a series of monasteries on Lake Taha, all of them heavily decorated. Many of the people in these decorations appeared to have been modelled on The Commodores circa 1974. 

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