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Qwanqwa / Volume Two
Album:Volume Two Collection:World
Artist:Qwanqwa Added:01/2016
Label:Fpe Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-01-20 Pull Date:2016-03-20 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:28 Feb14 Feb7 Feb31 Jan24 Jan
Airplays:12113

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 27, 2016:Music Casserole
Kemekem
4.Feb 06, 2016:Music Casserole
Tezeta
2.Feb 11, 2016:Melange
Tezeta
5.Jan 28, 2016:Fela n Friends
Mela Mela
3.Feb 10, 2016:Home on the Range
Tezeta, Selam Selam
6.Jan 23, 2016:the pocket
Tezeta

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2016-01-14 
From Amharic word for “language;” energetic, slightly psychedelic-sounding band; lots of good percussion, unusual sound qualities; traditional Ethiopian music with a rock/funk/jazz sensibility

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*1 – Gelani (6:51) – interesting electric Ethiopian instruments (electric “krars”; nice percussive beat

*2- Kemekem (4:50) – smoother sounding with guitars and violin segues to funkier sound and beat

*3—Selam Selam (7:52) – heavier and more traditional sounding, but still with rock beat; slight zydeco flair with fiddle sound

*4-Tezeta (11:53) – starts with a jazz-sounding tuning up; voice comes in singing presumably Amharic lyrics; interlude of experimental sounding jazz riffs; back to lyrics; finally settles into an all-instrumental groove that is pleasant to listen to

*5-Mela Mela (4:25) – starts out catchy with nice violin work; fairly steady rhythm; melody circles around

6- Gorage (6:20) – punchier; strong circular bass with electric krar and violin; heavy drums and synth come in partway through; a little repetitive for me, but maybe not everyone

Track Listing
1.Gelani 4.Tezeta
2.Kemekem 5.Mela Mela
3.Selam Selam 6.Gorage