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September 16, 2008 Record collectors entranced by the otherworldly sounds of Ethiopian funk and jazz of the 1960s and 70s had only rare 45s to slake their thirst until the Ethiopiques series of albums hit US shores in the late 90s. Those albums feature some of the best music to come out of the scene, but still more albums await re-release.
July 1, 2008 It's summer — time to get out of the city and head for the open road. These five great driving songs from WNYC's John Schaefer provide the right energy to help ease the transition from urban cityscapes to bucolic countrysides, while holding nostalgia for the city at bay.
July 16, 2006 The exotic strains of Ethiopian jazz are not widely heard by American ears. But the work of many talented artists can be enjoyed in an ambitious multi-volume CD series called Ethiopiques.
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