Urban Ethiopian music stands out within the African continent thanks to its creativity and originality. Whatever the shade - pop, blues, jazz or soul - it comes from a fusion of local musical traditions mixed with an echo of western music. It bewitched Ethiopia during the Swinging Addis decade before recently winning the favours of a well-informed audience all over the world. This first vinyl volume of *Ethiopian Urban Modern Music* presents a selection of the more funkier Ethiopian tracks, drawn from the essential Ethiopiques CD series directed by Francis Falceto and published by Buda music. Pressing on heavyweight 180 gram vinyl.