We are very excited and proud to announce some very good news : the album recorded with Girma Bèyènè which you have so generously funded, will be released on Buda Musique as part of the prestigious ETHIOPIQUES collection, curated by Francis Falceto.


For those who are new to this name, the Ethiopiques consist of a series of historic albums which have brought back to life all the great Ethiopian musicians, and helped bring their music to people all around the globe. It is also through this collection of recordings that we had discovered and decided to delve into Ethiopian music!


We are very proud and humbled to be featured side by side such great inspirations like Mahmoud Ahmed, Mulatu, Girma, Alèmayèhu and so many others.


Our album will be number 30 in this collection.




Nous avons le plaisir et la fierté de vous annoncer une très bonne nouvelle : l'album enregistré avec Girma Béyéné va paraître dans le prestigieuse collection ETHIOPIQUES dirigée par Francis Falceto sur le label Buda Musique !


Pour ceux qui ne la connaissent pas, c'est la collection historique qui a permis de redécouvrir tous les grands musiciens de la musique éthiopienne et de diffuser leur musique dans le monde entier. C'est aussi par cette collection que nous avons commencé à écouter et jouer du jazz éthiopien. Nous sommes donc très fiers de figurer aux côtés de nos inspirateurs Mahmoud Ahmed, Mulatu, Girma, Alèmayèhu, et tant d'autres.


Notre album sera le numéro 30 dans la collection.






Merci encore pour votre soutien. Grâce à votre participation, nous avons atteint et dépassé les 100% sur


L'album est bien en route !


Pour tous les parisiens, nous en profitons pour vous rappeler le concert avec Girma demain soir (vendredi 27 mai) au Studio de l'Ermitage à 21h00. C'est l'occasion de voir en Live les morceaux que nous avons travaillés avec lui pour le disque.


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Girma Bèyènè & Akalé Wubé : The Album of a Great Comeback


Under the direction of Francis Falceto (producer of the famous Ethiopiques series), Girma and Akalé Wubé will be joining forces again and enter the studio in May 2016 to immortalise this rebirth. The resulting album will be released in the fall of 2016 under the prestigous label BUDA MUSIC. And all our backers will be receiving this album before the rest of the world!


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Sous la direction de Francis Falceto (producteur de la célèbre série Ethiopiques) Girma et Akalé Wubé se retrouveront fin mai en studio pour immortaliser cette renaissance. Le disque sortira à l'automne 2016 sur le prestigieux label BUDA MUSIQUE. Nos contributeurs recevront leur exemplaire en avant première !


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Akalé Wubé sur TV5 MONDE





Akalé Wubé feat. Girma Béyéné sur Tracks (ARTE)


Après vingt-cinq ans d’absence, Girma Bèyènè, la légende du Swinging Addis (période musicale faste de la capitale éthiopienne) sort de l'oubli.


Voila le reportage d'Arte sur le retour de Girma et son concert avec Akalé Wubé en septembre 2015.



Mèmona (Etienne de la Sayette Remix)


'Mèmona' is a traditional Ethiopian piece from the Tigray Region (the northernmost of the nine ethnic regions of Ethiopia), played at weddings. Akalé Wubé discovered the song as sung by Tèwèldè Rèdda on the 'Éthiopiques 5: Tigrigna Music 1970-1975' compilation from Buda Musique, released in 1999. They covered it in their third album 'Sost', and it has since grown into one of the great rockin' jams in their setlists. Nonetheless, saxophone and flute player from the band Etienne de la Sayette has decided to try his producing chops on a remix, trying to bring the tune into a gritty psychedelic afro-rock trip, with lots of sanza...


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Akalé Wubé remix feat. RacecaR


"Following up on Paris DJs tradition of reworking songs using only their vocal part to build a brand new intrumental to back it, Parisian Ehio-Jazz band Akalé Wubé has decided to try their organic jazz chops on an a cappela from Chicago MC RacecaR.


Originally produced by Grant Phabao as an unstoppable afro-funk-hip-hop monster, this 'Return Of The Dig-Fu (Akalé Wubé Remix)' keep its rhymes evoking the digger's lust for the vinyl rare groove, but replaces the afrofunk with some deep, smokey jazz. The soothing flute solo near the end confirms the first impression: there's a blazing sense of purpose here."


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Akalé Wubé & Girma Béyéné



Our meeting with Ethiopian music legend Girma Béyéné in September was a huge success, and his come back to the music scene sealed and sorted!


Below is a short video commemorating the incredible show we gave together after a 2 week residency at our studio in Paris.


Here are a few interesting articles about the event :


Liberation  /  Le Monde


This is only the beginning of a new fantastic collaboration!



Akalé Wubé & Cheick Tidiane Seck


Here are a few cool photos form our gig with Cheick Tidiane Seck in Paris last October. Photos by Olivier Brosseau.




Akalé Wubé feat. Manu Dibango on 45 vinyl !


Now out on Prado Records! A 2 track 45t vinyl featuring "African Pop Session" and "Ekedy", both tracks recrtoded live with the incredible Manu Dibango!


Get it here !!