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Published on Jul 28, 2009
This is Ethiopiques & Badume's Band performing as the Open Air Stage's final act on the final day at WOMAD 2009 in Charlton Park. The singer is Mahmoud Ahmed, one of the original Ethiopian greats looking resplendent in his robes, and with one of the finest voices I have heard at WOMAD. This is a great example of the soul and jazz that came out of Addis Ababa in the early 1970's, with a young band standing in for the old bands that have disappeared over the years, but sounding truly authentic. The downpour that had been present for many hours suddenly didn't seem important anymore, and I left the festival with a smile on my face.