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  • 1. Tezeta
  • 2. Tennesh Mèkèdda
  • 3. Mamitènna Kèbbèdè
  • 4. Hodé
  • 5. Kèto Ayqèrem Motu
  • 6. Datchèna Koba
  • 7. Mèdinanna Zèlèsègna
  • 8. Shègitu
  • 9. Yèhetsanu Lèqso
  • 10. Hèlawsho
  • 11. Lèqedamé Atbiya
  • 12. Besetchet
  • 13. Lalé Guma
  • 14. Wolayta Krar
  • 15. Dèrbabé
  • 16. Aba Balano Shanka
  • 17. Sènbèt
  • 18. Goraw
  • 19. Shèb Robé
  • 20. Od
  • 21. Shama Kèfèna
  • 22. Tèraraw
  • 23. Semesh Man Nèw?

Orchestra Ethiopia was a flexible group of around a dozen musicians, who between 1963 and 1975 led a revival of interest in the country’s traditional folk music - oddly at the same time as the US jazz-blues-soul-fuelled ‘golden age’ of Ethiopian pop music was at it’s peak. The Orchestra was founded by Egyptian musician-composer-musicologist, Halim El-Dabh - who was soon joined by converts John Coe and Charles Sutton of the American Peace Corps. In 1966, they found their definitive Ethiopian mentor in Tesfaye Lemma.