Eyob Mekonnen: Massinko Entertainment, the promotional group that introduced Teddy Afro to the Ethiopian American audience, has collaborated with Nahom Records and released the debut CD of emerging Ethiopian reggae star Eyob Mekonnen.
The debut from this dreadlocked, heavily Bob-Marley influenced singer is beautiful and inventive. It is a lovely record of alternately soulful, reggae and traditional Ethiopian folk.
Joining him with vocals is Zeritu Kebede on one of the tracks, “yene konjo’, a romantic duet. Gossaye Tesfaye and Haile Root have also helped with the melody.The bass player, Fasil Wuhib gave it a special twist to suit to the instruments.