Te’Amir’s song, ‘Afrika’ explores the sounds of Ethiopian jazz, download now

Te’Amir’s song, ‘Afrika’ explores the sounds of Ethiopian jazz, download now

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Te'Amir

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This week’s download comes from acclaimed drummer and producer Te’Amir and his EP, “Abyssinia.” You have seven days to download his song, “Afrika.”

Heavily involved in the hip-hop, beat making, jazz and soul scenes, Te’Amir has toured and recorded with Aloe Blacc for the last ten years and played alongside artists such as Kamasi Washington and Kendrick Lamar.

Brought up in Venice Beach, California, Te’Amir Sweeney was born into a musical family where both his parents played instruments, sang, and collected records and instruments. His early memories are perforated with the sounds of living room jams performed with guitars, congas, and tambourine and the Ethiopian music his father played to him. “My father is from Ethiopia,” Te’Amir explains. “He would play me recordings of traditional music and hits from the Golden Era when I was a kid. They were my connection to Ethiopia. I loved it.”

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