Sheba Sound is the ongoing product of over 6 years of events, music digging and recordings originating in Addis Ababa, and spanning as many of the areas of the country as is physically possible to reach.
The music drew us to this beautiful, historic country.
Most of the old music is littered across cassettes, reels and vinyl in dusty corners.
For new music, contemporary musicians outside Addis Ababa have little opportunity to record and proudly express their unique mesmerising sounds.
We at Sheba Sound are trying to re-address this balance. We are as committed to recording and introducing diverse music to Ethiopians themselves as well as to foreign communities.
We have our work cut out; there are over 85 separately recognised tribes, all of whom define themsleves through their unique language, music, customs, values and clothing.
We bring traditional deep Ethiopian sounds, with a modern twist, to dancefloors and bars all over the world.