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Due to the coronavirus crisis all scheduled concerts have been cancelled. Some may be re-arranged for a later date.


  • 26/06 LUBLIN (Poland) - Inne Brzmienia Festival *CANCELLED / POSTPONED*
  • 27/06 HAARLEM - Patronaat, Kliko Fest *CANCELLED / POSTPONED*
  • 28/06 LÄRZ (Germany) - Fusion Festival *CANCELLED / POSTPONED*
  • 02/07 OSLO (Norway) - Motvind Festival *CANCELLED / POSTPONED*
  • 03/07 STAVANGER (Norway) - RIMI/IMIR Scenekunst *CANCELLED / POSTPONED*
  • 14/08 MIDDELHEIM (Belgium) - Jazz Middelheim *CANCELLED / POSTPONED*
  • 15/08 YVERDON-LES-BAINS (Switzerland) - Le Castrum Festival *CANCELLED / POSTPONED*
  • 11/09 UTRECHT - Ekko *CANCELLED / POSTPONED*
  • 12/09 HEERLEN - Nieuwe Nor / Festa Rossa *CANCELLED / POSTPONED*
11 October 2013

New LP Release!

Y'Anbessa Tezeta coverDouble LP “Y'Anbessaw Tezeta” by Getatchew Mekuria + The Ex + Friends will be released on Terp Records on 21 October.

2 x 180 grams vinyl including second LP with Getatchew Mekuria + The ICP Orchestra, Haile Selassie 1 Theatre Orchestra and live with The Ex, plus a 48-page photobook with great new photos from Matias Corral and many other photographers.

“A real achievement - one of the most significant Ethiopian recordings of recent times.”

Chris Mensit, Songlines.

Getatchew Mekuria + The Ex + Friends

Getatchew Mekuria (tenor saxophone)
The Ex: Arnold de Boer (trumpet), Terrie Hessels (guitar), Andy Moor (guitar), Katherina Bornefeld (drums).
Friends: Xavier Charles (clarinet), Ken Vandermark (baritone saxophone, bass clarinet), Brodie West (alto saxophone), Joost Buis (trombone), Wolter Wierbos (trombone), Colin McLean (bass), Melaku Belay (dance).

Tracklisting LP1

01. Ambassel (7:35)
02. Tezeta (4:22)
03. Bertukane / Yematebela Wof / Shegitu (5:53)
04. Bati (3:45)
05. Ene Eskemot Derese (4:04)
06. Yegna Mushera (4:02)
07. Aha Gedawo (5:00)
08. Almaz Men Eda New (4:21)
09. Abbay Abbay / Yene Ayal (4:25)
10. Zerafewa / Eregedawo (4:12)

Tracklisting LP2

01. Yene Hasab Gwadenga - Getatchew Mekuria + ICP
02. Aha Gedawo - Getatchew Mekuria + ICP
03. Shellele - Getatchew Mekuria + ICP
04. Bati - Getatchew Mekuria
05. Ambassel - Getatchew Mekuria + The Ex + Guests
06. Lale Guma - Getatchew Mekuria + The Ex + Guests
07. Shellele / Fukera - Police Orchestra
08. Ambassel - Haile Selassie 1 Theatre Orchestra

Onesheet Terp AS21-22 LP (pdf)
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