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Ethio Stars

Shimelis Beyene (b. 1 Apr 1952, Ethiopia; trumpet), Mengesha Teferi (b. 25 Might 1954, Ethiopia; electric guitar), Frew Mengiste (26 November 1966, Ethiopia; bass), Berhane Kidane (b. 10 Apr 1961, Ethiopia; keyboards), Neser Awel (b. 31 Dec 1955, Ethiopia; drums). Shaped in 1981 by Beyene, the Ethio Superstars initially featured music artists who got previously been people of two of the very most successful rings in Addis Ababa at that time (therefore the name). Playing an assortment of Ethiopian music and traditional Stax -design soul, they shortly became perhaps one of the most in demand rings for the Addis live picture. Subsequently the rings incorporated other affects into their audio, (rock and roll, funk, reggae) and performed with a lot of Ethiopia’s most well-known performers, including Mahmoud Ahmed and Aster Aweke. Amharic Hits And Experimental Customs From Ethiopia (1992) highlighted tracks by both Ethio Superstars and Tukal Music group (an Ethiopian experimental folk rock and roll group). The aptly entitled Ethiopian Spirit Review was a documenting of the 1994 concert offering the group support powerhouse vocalist Teshome Wolde on the Rocket Hall in London.

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