New Gigi album arriving in November
It has been five years since Ejigayehu “Gigi” Shibawbaw released an album of new material with Gold and Wax in 2006.Though her last album has not been a commercial success at home, fans have been eagerly awaiting her new album. Now it has been announced that Gigi is releasing her latest album Mesegana on October 19th through MOD Technologies, the label founded by Grammy-winner Bill Laswell.
According to Hangout.altsounds.com, this release features Gigi singing her original songs mixed with some Ethiopian traditional tunes – all sung in Amaharic – bridging African styles, Reggae, Dub, Avant-Funk,/Jazz, World Beat, Trance, and Ambient music.
Hangout.altsounds.com wrote that already an international star, Gigi has recorded and toured across the globe with iconic, master musicians including Tabla Beat Science featuring Zakir Hussain and Sultan Khan, Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Hamid Drake, Sly & Robbie, Abegasu Shiota, Buckethead, Karsh Kale, DJ Disk and Laswell himself. Her music has also been featured in films, including 2003’s Beyond Borders, which starred Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen.
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