by Ramon and Jessica
by Meklit Hadero
by The Gonifs
by Meklit Hadero & Quinn DeVeaux
In September released an album of duets by Quinn DeVeaux and Meklit Hadero. It’s titled simply Meklit & Quinn. They recorded three originals and nine covers of Lou Reed, Stevie Wonder, Patti Smith, MGMT, Arcade Fire and The Talking Heads.
CopperWire: Meklit Hadero, Gabriel Teodros and Ellias Fullmore (a.k.a. Burntface) release their first video featuring footage from as far away as the first ever hip hop shows in Harar and Gondar in Ethiopia shot by Brandon Eversole and Ariane Wu, and space sequences shot as closely as Porto Franco Parlor and my garage. Look out for cameos by Mulatu Astatke, Kaid & Saba Kahsay.
Two songs by the newly renamed Bells Atlas (formerly search-engine-unoptimized Bells). Porto Franco Files and Bells Atlas made three videos last year. We’re hoping to finish editing them soon. In the meantime, enjoy, and follow them on some social media or other.