A one-man-band evocation of the traditional accordion sound of his youth, adding a Moog, Rhodes and beat box. Light and fleet-footed, but questing and utterly heartfelt. Switched-on Ethiopiques from 1985.
With tremendous ambition, showcasing the music of all three, live with full orchestras. Mulatu versus Phil Ranelin and Bennie Maupin; Dilla featuring Bilal and Dwele; Verocai doing over his 1972 masterpiece.
Unflinching yet freewheeling and wildly poetic, Olivia Wyatt’s visually stunning film of thirteen Ethiopian tribes, complemented by a 136-page book of Polaroids and a CD of field recordings.