Woubeshet Feseha 1976

Um, it’s been said over and over already: Addis Ababa must’ve been one damn swinging place in the `70s. To me this feels like end of summer late night deep thoughts make out music. Haunting and soothing, alternately.

Big ups to the nice lady in Copenhagen who gifted this tape to me at a gathering in a rainstorm.

PS: my favorite tape cover so far?


Woubeshet Feseha 1976

Side A
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4


Side B
Track 5
Track 6
Track 7
Track 8


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

August 25, 2010 at 7:05 am

Nice. I have track one from http://yawningandbalafon.blogspot.com/2010/03/music-from-ethiopia-woubeshet-feseha.html

Can’t wait to hear the rest.

August 25, 2010 at 10:57 am

Thanks for this. More here:


August 25, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Great job! Awesome!

August 25, 2010 at 4:14 pm

(…) in Copenhagen (…)

Oh, I didn’t see that coming. I really like your blog. Greetings from Copenhagen.

Perrata 2000reply
August 26, 2010 at 4:30 pm

Haven’t heard it yet, but I agree, what a cover!

JU MLreply
August 29, 2010 at 9:42 am

I love this tape. 3rd world bladerunner soundtrack.

Is there anyone out there who can speak Amharic and can figure out the track titles?

August 29, 2010 at 3:37 pm

thank you!!

August 29, 2010 at 10:03 pm

great tape, wow. such a tight scene over there back then.

August 30, 2010 at 8:41 pm

Great post! I linked to it over at ghostcapital.
Keep up the amazing work. BTW, I’m really really looking for some good Rai from before 1985; Kouider Bensaid, Chab El Heindei, and Benfisaa (of course) … Justthought I’d throw that out there since you appear to be connected.

Mr Tearreply
August 31, 2010 at 8:32 pm

This is just beautiful, sublime music and I can’t stop playing it. Many thanks

September 2, 2010 at 12:48 am

B L O W I N G M I N D S – best tape ever IMHO

September 3, 2010 at 7:27 am

wow, i especially like track seven, to imagine being at some bar grooving to this outside in ethiopia in the 70s. what a picture it paints. thanks for sharing!

escalante bloggerreply
September 23, 2010 at 7:33 am

Maybe this is a big hit in Africa but I think only few know hos songs around the world.

October 25, 2010 at 8:09 am

If this cover were an outfit I would wear it

THankyou for all your Great Music.

Peace from Chicago

December 27, 2010 at 6:23 am

Hi Folks,

Addis born Ethiopian here. This is from 1976 Ethiopian Calendar. Which makes it 1984 in Western or standard calendar…..


Mr Tearreply
April 1, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Just had to tell you that were 8 months down the line and this tape still blows me away every time I play it. I’ll be eternally grateful for this one.

October 18, 2011 at 3:49 am

Awesome, it took me back home with the childhood memories. These recordings are less accessible these days for they are recorded on cassettes. Thanks for sharing us and keep up with the good job. Bisrat from ATL

January 23, 2012 at 4:34 am

Nice album,
This album didn’t get much notice in Ethiopia because the issues at that moment were different

December 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm

this has to be my favourite upload on the whole blog

Cao Sao Vangreply
March 6, 2017 at 6:52 am

text on the cover:

ውብሸት ፍስሐ – ኢትዮሙዚዎ ቤት (1976)

አሳታሚና አከፋፋይ ኢትዮ ሙዚቃ ቤት

አድራሻ አዲስ ከተማ አጠቃሳይት/ቤት መሂጃ

መንገድ ከኤደን መድኃኒት ቤት ፈት ስፈት

Ben Grimesreply
January 22, 2022 at 9:28 am

please press this to vinyl!

Brian Shimkovitzreply
February 1, 2022 at 5:47 am
– In reply to: Ben Grimes

wanted to forever tbh

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