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Bantu Records

Illuminated Audio- Gigi [2xLP]

Illuminated Audio- Gigi [2xLP]

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Ejigayehu Shibabaw was born in 1974 in Chagni, northwestern Ethiopia and by pursuing a career as a singer, went against her father’s strict, traditional gender roles. As Gigi, she embraced the same musical freedom she had strived for in her personal life, incorporating the Ethiopian church, funk, hip-hop, West and South African music into her work. She first settled in Nairobi, then Addis Ababa, where she quickly established herself as one of the city’s leading singers. A move to San Francisco in 1998 led to a long and fruitful creative partnership with bassist and producer Bill Laswell.

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Side A

1A Abay (8:40)
2A Tew Ante Sew (6:33)

Side B

1B Mengedegna (5:42)
2B Kahn (6:56)

Side C

1C Sew Argen (9:06)
2C Nafeken (8:36)

Side D

1D Abet Wubet (6:51)
2D Guramayle (5:04)
3D Gud Fella (7:18)
4D Guramayle (Slight Return) (0:51)

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