Minyeshu- Waves of Joy- Psoy Korolenko

Here’s our take on some of the best of recent world music releases featuring works from Africa, India and beyond.

Minyeshu – Daa Dee
Few world music albums caught as many ears last year as did this effort from Ethiopian singer Minyeshu. Using western instruments and contemporary arrangements, Minyeshu sings in Ethiopian throughout, and she’s in a jazzy mood for “Aynocheh.” “Hailo Gaja” features a lively groove and repetitive lyrics; you don’t have to know that the song title translates to mean “Let’s Dance” to want to move to the music. “Yeselam Ayer” has a distinctly African air to it as does “Yikerta,” a cut once again geared to the dance floor. While Minyeshu’s vocals shine all through the album, perhaps the best song to really appreciate her voice is the delicate title cut, “Daa Dee.” But there are many stunners here including the rhythmic “Azawntua,” the buoyant and horns-augmented “Enchet Lekema” and the slow and dreamy “Yachi Elet.”

https://www.antimusic.com/reviews/19/Minyeshu-_Waves_of_Joy-_Psoy_Korolenko_.shtml?fbclid=IwAR2vt2oLBztyu18l1XiTM4C9LzEmUe0TTd6PM2o3KTilBh-4fRdiD7HwTLU

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Music Central Org     ” MASTERFUL ETHIOPIAN SONGS FROM MINYESHU”

https://worldmusiccentral.org/2018/10/11/masterful-ethiopian-songs-from-minyeshu/?fbclid=IwAR070vhVSW6OQkfz5mfnShOhus0u_rTxcEgedNFwBrVORVMDs2x5RIopDBw

POPMATTERS USA      “Ethiopian Singer Minyeshu Shows Range and Thought on Colorful ‘Daa Dee’ “

https://www.popmatters.com/minyeshu-daa-dee-review-2615514981.html?fbclid=IwAR3jvsV4lTRMrxQQfumLwXZvzVQjodbeZZpIzzSP5-gIw2LvDVJi1MWH-IQ

WESTZEIT ( Germany)   Karsten Zimalla    ” Sehr schöner ExoticFunk ! ”  ( “very beautiful ExoticFunk ! “)

http://www.westzeit.de/rezensionen/?id=20147&tp=MINYESHU

Belgium Rootstime   “Minyeshu is als artieste tot volle wasdom gekomen. ‘Daa dee’ is wat ons betreft één van de leukste Afrikaanse platen van dit jaar”

https://www.rootstime.be/index.html?https://www.rootstime.be/CD%20REVIEUW/2018/OKT1/CD120.html

World Music Charts Europe ( nov. no 6)

http://www.wmce.de/?fbclid=IwAR0ZCNnsXwSEC9eaCjp3WF_a63_l5DauOrulUC6kHLOSs7pbD08V16YtE9A

BBC Interview Podcast

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06qcgxk?ocid=socialflow_facebook&fbclid=IwAR1VV2y4nVv4n98VOnvaAkK0RCmXB2EoBrr8nruO1rcPr-KZdgu5MVWfWnw

Trans Global  World Music Chart

http://www.transglobalwmc.com/category/charts/monthly-charts/

#1 USA/ Top World Music Albums September 2018/KAOS Music: Spin The Globe:

http://www.earball.net/spintheglobe/charts/

#7 Transglobal World Music Charts October 2018:

http://www.transglobalwmc.com/category/charts/monthly-charts/

#9 USA/Top 10 World Music Albums/WRIR FM/Global A Go-Go Sept 19:

http://www.globalagogo.com/

#9 Canada/CFBX Top 10 World Albums Mid Oct #9 ‘Daa Dee’/Minyeshu:

https://thex.ca/top-30-charts/

#19 USA/ KGNU/After FM Top 30 Charts week ending Oct 9: #19 ‘Daa Dee’/Minyeshu

http://www.afterfm.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/playlist.top30/pageTitle/Top%2030%20Charts

#22 USA/New World Buzz Top 30/week commencing Oct 30/Philadelphia: ‘Daa Dee’ charting for 5 weeks, :

http://www.newworldbuzz.com/hot30.html

#39 USA: Roots Music report/World Music Radio Chart: week commencing Oct 13, ‘Daa Dee’ #39: charts)

:https://www.rootsmusicreport.com/charts/view/album/genre/world/weekly