Girma Bèyènè is truly an Ethiopian music legend. After an exile in the US and a radio silence which lasted nearly 25 years, he gladly accepted Akalé Wubé’s invitation to bring him back to the stage. This comeback took place in September 2015 with a memorable show at the Studio de l’Ermitage in Paris.
Tracks (Arte), Le Monde and Libération, among others, covered this major event which brought up a lot of strongwomen emotions amongst the Ethiopian music fans and beyond.
Girma’s adventure could not have ended at such a high point…
Under the direction of Francis Falceto (producer of the famous Ethiopiques series), Girma and Akalé Wubé met up in the studio to immortalise this renaissance.
The album was released in the fall of 2016 under the prestigious Buda Musique label.