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Woima Collective: Tezeta (Kindred Spirits, 11/15/10)
Woima Collective: “Wayna”[audio:http://alarm-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/08-Wayna.mp3|titles=Woima Collective: “Wayna”]
The Woima Collective has produced a remarkable set of Ethiopian-styled grooves with its debut record, Tezeta, released on the Netherlands-based record label Kindred Spirts. Including the brass-section members of the internationally respected German funk outfit Poets of Rhythm, the Collective channels the sweet funk and jazz rhythms of Mulatu Astatke, with a sound that matches his legendary 1960s and ’70s recordings.