Ethiopia: Meklit feat. Samuel Yirga - "Kemekem" – beehype – Best Music from Around the World

Meklit feat. Samuel Yirga

Although she’s been living in the US since a young age, Meklit keeps exploring her Ethiopian roots in an inventive and lighthearted way. Most recently on the acclaimed album “We Are Alive“.

Featuring Meklit’s fellow countryman, Samuel Yirga, “Kameken” was already one the record’s brightest spots. But last spring it received a delightful visual treatment from the director Pete Lee, who documented an office romance in the making.

A classic Ethiopian song transported into the digital age, “Kameken”, meaning “I Like Your Afro”, is a paean to the Afro hairstyle, and one of the sunniest African moments of 2015.

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Photo: Paul Chin

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