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Make Your Event Memorable with Minyeshu's Unique Sound

Minyeshu is a talented and dynamic singer with a passion for fusing her Ethiopian roots with modern influences to create a unique and mesmerizing sound. Her music is a perfect blend of traditional African rhythms, soulful jazz melodies, and contemporary beats that will keep your audience on their feet and wanting more.

With years of experience and a natural stage presence, Minyeshu has performed in numerous venues and festivals around the world, captivating audiences with her powerful vocals and infectious energy. Her music transcends language barriers, bringing people of all cultures and backgrounds together through the universal language of music.

Minyeshu Kifle Tedla
My music is a celebration of diversity, a bridge between cultures, and a reminder that we are all connected through the power of rhythm and melody.
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My personal story

Minyeshu Kifle Tedla, known professionally as Minyeshu, is an Ethiopian-born singer and songwriter who has gained worldwide acclaim for her unique blend of traditional African music with contemporary influences. Minyeshu was born in the town of Adama, Ethiopia. Growing up, she was exposed to a variety of traditional Ethiopian music, including Amharic, Gurage, and Oromo styles. She also became interested in contemporary Western music, particularly jazz and soul.

In 1996, Minyeshu was invited to join the National Theatre of Ethiopia as a lead vocalist, where she quickly became a star performer. Her powerful voice and dynamic stage presence drew audiences from around the country.

In 1999, Minyeshu was invited to participate in the WOMAD festival in the UK, which marked the beginning of her international career. She went on to perform at numerous festivals and venues around the world, including the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Sauti za Busara festival in Zanzibar, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. Minyeshu has also collaborated with a number of notable musicians, including the French saxophonist Manu Dibango and the Dutch band New Cool Collective. Her music has been featured in films, television shows, and theater productions. In addition to her music career, Minyeshu is also a dedicated advocate for social justice and human rights. She has worked with a number of organizations, including the United Nations Development Programme and the Ethiopian Women Lawyers Association, to promote gender equality and women's empowerment.

Today, Minyeshu continues to inspire audiences around the world with her passionate and uplifting music, which celebrates the richness and diversity of African culture.

My personal goal

Minyeshu's passion for music comes from her personal story and the rich cultural heritage of her Ethiopian roots. Growing up in a family of musicians, she was exposed to the traditional sounds of Ethiopia from a young age, which instilled in her a deep love for music and an appreciation for its ability to unite people across cultural divides.

However, Minyeshu's journey to becoming a celebrated musician was not always easy. As a young girl, she faced discrimination and prejudice because of her gender and her family's lower social status. Despite these challenges, she remained determined to pursue her dream of becoming a singer and worked tirelessly to develop her craft.

Through her music, Minyeshu seeks to share the beauty and diversity of Ethiopian culture with the world and to promote understanding and respect among different communities. Her music is a celebration of the human experience and a reminder that, despite our differences, we are all connected by our shared humanity.

In addition to her music, Minyeshu is also committed to social justice and uses her platform to advocate for the empowerment of women and marginalized communities. Her music is a powerful tool for promoting positive change and inspiring people to work together towards a better world.

Ultimately, Minyeshu's personal story and passion for music serve as a testament to the transformative power of art and its ability to transcend barriers and bring people together.

Sometimes she stays close to Ethiofunk but there are also jazzy, almost singer-songwriter-like pop songs. This creates very fine, diverse music.
HEAVEN magazine
Beauty and power – two words that aptly describe Minyeshu
RnR magazine
“Listeners fell in love with her new album Nesta. Tracks with Africa Mama’s was our highlight last Saturday.”
Afrodicia kpfk 90.7fm
“Minyeshu shows how the ethio-jazz of the 70s resonates… the singer delights with an amalgam of hypnotic club jazz and ethiopian folklore, to which she mixes elements from chanson and soul pop.
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Explore Minyeshu's music and discover the beauty and depth of Ethiopian culture through her art. Whether you're a fan of Ethio-jazz or simply looking for a fresh musical experience, Minyeshu's music is sure to captivate and inspire you. Check out her albums, watch her live performances, and stay tuned for her upcoming releases. Experience the magic of Minyeshu's music today!

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