Bereket Mengistab – Vol. 13

Side A
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4

Side B
Track 5
Track 6
Track 7
Track 8

Eritrean music! This 1999 recording from legendary singer and krar ninja Bereket Mengisteab (spelled “Mengistab” on the tape) coalesces much of what I love about music from this region of the world: angular melodies, vocal acrobatics, warbly keyboard effects, heavily-swung rhythms and pounding bass.

Attention Berlin: I am super stoked to mention the upcoming Ghana Hiplife night at Worldtronics festival at Haus der Kulturen der Welt on December 2, which was curated in part by Awesome Tapes From Africa. The show features Ghana rap virtuoso Kwaw Kese, up-and-coming hiplife visionaries Bradez, mega-accomplished producer Appietus and UK rapper Sway.

19 responses to “Bereket Mengistab – Vol. 13”

  1. Anonymous says:

    touring for you is good for me! thanks for the tape…

  2. JamesL says:

    This is nuts, cheers!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Yes! Berlin is waiting for you!!!

  4. Yogesh Kumar says:

    Hi my name is yogesh kumar. I like this blog website. I say thanks to that person who made this

  5. 2b0rn0t0b says:

    special tip for our blogger : exquisite ethio jazz moods Moges Habte “Kebena Godana”


  6. Anonymous says:

    i love it, but cant find the download link!?!

  7. hector says:

    where do i click to download???

  8. to download, just right-click or option + click (if you’re a mac user).

  9. Anonymous says:

    this post is great, please more like this! those rhythms… wow.

  10. Anonymous says:

    this recording is a decade ahead of its time. this style of music has been around since the 80s and bands like animal collective owe a lot more to them in return for the creative credit they receive.



  12. heather crawford mishra says:

    this is fantastic, I wish Icould hear MORE

  13. Florian M. says:

    Is it a 1999 original recording ? or a 1999 compilation of earlier songs ?
    Thank you.

  14. Moss says:

    It’s original recording.

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