Dawit Mellesse is one of Ethiopia's hottest artists. His unique style fuses Ethiopian contemporary music with a variety of world beats to create an intoxicating sound. His beat-laden recordings include a number of rhythm forms such as ballad, boogie, Cha ka Cha ka, Chic Chic ka (Iskista), Highlife, and Soca. Dawit has performed with the renowned Roha Band, the Ethio-Stars Band, Abyssinia, Wallias, Sevan, the Express Band and, most recently, with the Admas Band. He has toured extensively around the world with stops in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and East Africa. Dawit's debut album, Alchalkum (1991), made him a favorite with Ethiopia's youth. Since then, he has recorded four albums, including 1995's Lottery (AIT Records) and 2000's Anchin New, which have earned Dawit a place among Ethiopia's greatest performers. This new album, Andiken, is yet another musical masterpiece that combines both traditional and contemporary Ethiopian music into something new, creative, and extraordinary.
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