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Alemayehu Eshété & The Wallias Band ‎– Addis Ababa. Genre: Folk, World, & Country. Addis Ababa - New Beat Music From Africa ‎(CD).

Ethiopian backing band. The Wallias Band was founded by Mulatu Astatke and is led by Yohannes Tekola. Members: Abebe Kassa, Girma Beyene, Hailu Mergia, Melake Gebre, Temare Haregu, Tilaye Gebre, Yohannes Tekola. Variations: Viewing All Wallias Band. The Walias, The Walias Band, The Wallias, The Wallias Band, Walias Band, Wallais Band, ዋሊያስ ባንድ. Alemayehu Eshete & Wallias Band - Alemayehu Eshete In Paris With Walias Band ‎(Cass).

Walias Band (sometimes spelled Wallias Band; Amharic: ዋሊያስ ባንድ) were an Ethiopian jazz and funk band active from the early 1970s until the early 1990s. Formed by members of the Venus Band, Walias backed up many prominent singers with a hard polyrhythmic funk sound influenced by western artists like King Curtis, Junior Walker and Maceo Parker. Tilaye Gebre: Tenor saxophone. Mulatu Astatke played vibraphone on Walias Band's 1977 album Tche Belew. Vocalists that Walias worked with included Getachew Kassa, Mahmoud Ahmed, Woubishet Fisseha, Alemayehu Borobor, Seyoum Gebreyes, Netsanet Mellessè and Tilahun Gessesse. Selected discography. Alemayehu Eshete & The Wallias Band Addis Ababa CD (1992, Musidisc).

Addis Ababa Alemayehu Eshete. Listen on Apple Music. thiopiques, Vol. 9: Alèmayèhu Eshèté (1969-1974). Ethiopiques, Vol. 22 (More Vintage!). Alteleyeshegnem - Single. The Ethiopian Millennium Collection - Ballads. Various Ethiopian Artists. 18: Asguèbba. 15: Europe Meets Ethiopia. 6: Mahmoud Ahmed (1973).

Kuku Sebsebe is an Ethiopian popular singer who has a big touch in Ethiopian music industry since 1970(. ). Kuku was born on December 8th in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. She spent a majority of her education at Nazareth school and graduated from American Mission. This musical act led her to work both with Ibex and Wallias band. She worked with Ibex band at Ras hotel for short time and went on to be the first female singer to perform at Hilton hotel with Wallias band appearing 5 days a week. Shortly after her first gig, Kuku then joined Roha band at Ghion hotel, becoming the first vocalist of the group, and recorded her first hit single ingidayenesh’’ with Alemayehu Eshete. Because of the poplarity of the song she continued to recite her debut album with Roha band titled Fikreh beretabegne.

Alemayehu Eshete (also written Alèmayèhu Eshèté in French) is an Ethiopian Ethio-jazz singer active since the 1960s who primarily sings in Amharic. Eshete's talent was recognized by colonel Rètta Dèmèqè who invited the young singer to perform with Addis Ababa's famous Police Orchestra. Eshete had his first hit ("Seul") in 1961 before moving on to found the orchestra Alèm-Girma Band with Girma Bèyènè. Over the course of 15 years, Eshete released some 30 singles until the arrival of the communist Derg junta, which forced Eshete and many other artists into exile.

Until the late 1960s there was no independent modern bands. The live music was dominated by institutional bands Imperial Guard, Police, Navy, Ciry of Addis Ababa, Agher feqer Mahber or Haile Sellasie I Theatre. Alemayehu Eshete as remarkable for its frenetic rock numbers as their heartbreaking ballads and unbridled Americanism, earned nicknames like the James Brown of Ethiopia or Abyssinia Elvis.

Eshete, a shining star of the 1960s Ethiopian music scene, conducts the revelry in local Amharic tones as his band deliver a hypnotic mix of funky jazz, rockabilly and the swinging scales of traditional Ethiopian folk. In the basement of Addis’s historic Ghion Hotel (doubles from £60), African Jazz Village comprises a large, circular wooden room with a sunken dancefloor, and could easily be mistaken for a stylish jazz bar in a chic Chicago hotel. I encounter a very different kind of Ethio-jazz to that of Mama’s Kitchen. The band, Meleket, play soft, mellifluous free-form jazz peppered with the odd drum solo.


1 Addis Ababa Bété 5:51
2 Yewoiné Haregitu 4:17
3 Marign Biyeshalo 4:05
4 Manihun Tilek Saw 4:27
5 Kotuma Fikrié 4:29
6 Ambassel 7:28
7 Denyew Denaba 3:18
8 Yeworma Zengada 3:44
9 Chigerish Béné Alfoual 5:11
10 Tizita 5:32

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Studio De La Madeleine
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Dona Wana
  • Copyright (c) – Dona Wana


  • Bass – Deredge Tefera
  • Bass Clarinet – Philippe Herpin (tracks: 3)
  • Clarinet – Ivo Papasov (tracks: 2)
  • Drums – Tamara Haregu*
  • Engineer – Stephane Caisson*
  • Guitar – Jean-François Pauvros
  • Keyboards – Berhane Kidane, Nebiyu Tesfaye (tracks: 2, 4, 9)
  • Producer – Francis Falceto
  • Saxophone – Philippe Herpin
  • Saxophone [Tenor] – Daniel Pabœuf
  • Trumpet – Yohannes Tekola
  • Violin – Pascale Meley (tracks: 3)


About artist (and spelling): ALEMAYEHU Eshété is mentioned on inlay and CD. Back-inlay says ዓለማየሁ እሸቴ ALEMAYEHU & THE WALLIAS BAND.

A Dona Wana (Paris) production in agreement with Daniel Brunetti and Shanachie Records (USA).

Recorded at Studio de la Madeleine (Paris).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 3229261986923

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SH 64045 Alemayehu Eshete Addis Ababa - New Beat Music From Africa ‎(CD) Shanachie SH 64045 US 1992

Alemayehu Eshété & The Wallias Band - Addis Ababa album flac
Performer: Alemayehu Eshété
Title: Addis Ababa
Category: Folk
Country: US
Released: 1992
Rating: 4.2/5
Votes: 383