Teshome Mitiku/Glen A. Douglas/Aster Bekele/Theodros Mitiku
Teshome Mitiku has had a legendary 40-year career at the heart of Ethiopian music, forming the massively popular Soul Ekos Band in Addis Ababa in the 1960s. The Soul Ekos Band was the first to combine traditional Ethiopian music with the sounds of electric soul and popular music from the West. They
were absolute superstars, playing regularly in front of crowds of 60,000 in Ethiopia, Sudan & Kenya.
Teshome Mitiku is featured on volumes 1, 4 and 10 of the celebrated Ethiopiques series from Buda Records, featuring thrilling discoveries from the vibrant Ethiopian music scene of the 1970s. His songs have also
appeared on the popular Rough Guide series of world music compilations.
In 2002, Boston's popular Either/Orchestra released Afro-Cubism, a
six-track album that contained Teshome Mitiku's "Yezemed Yebaed." Teshome Mitiku's 1995 release Yegna Neger was voted the Best Ethiopian
Album Recorded Since 1990 in a recent poll by Netsanet, Le Ethiopian Radio, of Ethiopians living worldwide. Now based in Washington DC, Mitiku formed the first Ethiopian Music Association in 1996. About forty artists from the association performed
in front of 3,000 people at the Kennedy Center for a benefit concert that raised money for two orphanages in Addis Ababa and Debra Berhane.
Topia's Deluge, a brand new studio recording, is this legendary artist's only full-length recording available in America!
Love Me As I Am
Song of Songs
Song for Alem
Ballad of Amariah
Far Away But Near