Massinko—DJ Mengie (NYC) & DJ XL Yafet
OK here’s something you don’t hear every day. In Bahar Dar I came across this NYC house-meets-Ethiopian traditional music cassette. I had to buy two copies, this one was so surprising. Blessed with Amharic club diva vocals, masinko riffs and an excellent I-don’t-give-a-fuck creative swagger, this is one of those unique recordings that keeps me interested in this Awesome Tapes From Africa project.
If you’re like me and you still cherish your 90s drum n bass/jungle mixtapes and/or you ever went to a rave back in the day, this tape might be extra compelling.
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Hello I need some help. I really want to own this Massinko tape but have no idea how to get hold of a copy. Help would be great thanks :)
Hey Asa! You can download Massinko on soulseek. Its a great app for acquiring rare music
Keep it coming,I can play this in my yoga class.
This is so completely awesome it hurts.
Would be nice to have some who knows the language to translate the track titles.
Am really glad to find these web , thanks
Am from ethiopia , here is the title translation
“Masinko ” is a traditional musical instrument in ethiopia which works only with a Two strings , one going over the other !
Works very close with vaiolin
Hope it helps
Fantastic album!! Keeps me moving through the flat over an over ^^
Oh Lord, please give me the strength to find this recording in a better quality. so help me god.