Minyeshu

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Minyeshu Kifle started singing and dancing at a young age in the National
Theater of Ethiopia. With the accompaniment of the band Chewata, she made
the album ‘Meba’ (2002), an impression of the diversity of the Ethiopian
musical culture. Minyeshu brings ancient songs up to date with contemporary
arrangements, and generates an exciting direction in Ethiopian and
international music with her own compositions.

Minyeshu exchanges influence from her traditional African upbringing with
the genres of her current surroundings in Western Europe. This delicate mix
lies visible and audible in Minyeshu´s sublime performance.

Albums

Dire Dawa

Label: Rounder Records
Release date: January 01, 2009

Minyeshu Kifle started singing and dancing at a young age in the National
Theater of Ethiopia. With the accompaniment of the band Chewata, she made
the album ‘Meba’ (2002), an impression of the diversity of the Ethiopian
musical culture. Minyeshu brings ancient songs up to date with contemporary
arrangements, and generates an exciting direction in Ethiopian and
international music with her own compositions.

Minyeshu exchanges influence from her traditional African upbringing with
the genres of her current surroundings in Western Europe. This delicate mix
lies visible and audible in Minyeshu´s sublime performance.

Minyeshu - Dire Dawa