musicology #0750

Nubag #19 (a year in the life)

 Getchew Kass & soul ekos band – Bey Lesenabetesh

HEAVYWEIGHT Selection featuring Ethiopia’s finest: Getchew Kass and the Soul Ekos Band.


musicology #0745

Nubag #14 (a year in the life)

Mind Your Business – Saxon Lee &the Shadows International

African Funk selection..

keep yer nose out me beeswax…


musicology #0740

Nubag #9 (a year in the life)

Yekefer Wegagane (Yonas) – Bizunesh Bekele

HEAVYWEIGHT Ethiopian selection from the ‘first lady of Addis’


musicology #0727

ahymnforcon #33

Alhaji Kwabena Frimpong & his Cubano Fiestas – Kyenkyen Bi Adi M’Awu

(Come Back My Love)

“Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown to a throne called grace.” x


musicology #0719

aHymnForCon #25

Tlahoun Gessesse – Selamtaye Yedres

Music, when soft voices die,
Vibrates in the memory;
Odours, when sweet violets sicken,
Live within the sense they quicken.

Rose leaves, when the rose is dead,
Are heap’d for the belovèd’s bed;
And so thy thoughts, when thou art gone,
Love itself shall slumber on….

how I miss you kohzu x

musicology #0714

aHymnForCon #20

Mulatu Astatke – Tezeta

Cats who know what ‘Tezeta’ represents understand.

“Again and again, however we know the landscape of love,
and the little churchyard there, with its sorrowing names,
and the frighteningly silent abyss into which the others,
fall: again and again the two of us walk out together,
under the ancient trees, lie down again and again,
among the flowers, face to face with the sky.”


musicology #0702

aHymnForCon #8

Gétatchèw Mèkurya – Almaz yèharèrwa

a Hymn to Constance from a NEGUS of authentic music  x
“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”


musicology #0670

aSongforCon #9

Getatchew Kassa – Tezeta Slow

Tezeta; Amharic: ትዝታ

“memory”, “nostalgia” or “longing” …..

musicology #0661

Lishonile – Batsumi



Frequently updating themusicologist would be a ‘walk in the park’ if it wasn’t for the narrative that accompanies each cut. I listen to music every day and am constantly turning up incredible slices of top drawer urbanemusicology. 45 years of listening to superb music counts for something and for me the knowledgehustle is what matters. NOT the medium it is on, it’s rarity, economic value or even the artist(s) involved. To be honest I don’t give a f**k about the category/label … do the combined frequencies and harmonies reach out and touch me or not is my ONLY concern. That said I appreciate that such details are important to some of the Cats out there and if that’s your bag…all power to you.

For the next few weeks I’m going to go small on the narrative and BIG on the music to get themusicologist back into the groove and always follow the Louis Armstrong maxim of playing “the good kind” of music.