Latest news » Direct from Addis - Introducing Samuel Yirga

An exciting young pianist from Ethiopia, Samuel Yirga first became known through his outstanding playing with Dub Colossus. Against the odds, Samuel found his way to music school in Addis Ababa and this rising young star is now re-writing contemporary Ethiopian music for the new generation . Experimenting with Jazz, Latin, the traditional songs and sounds of his country's roots and more contemporary Ethiojazz, Samuel's remarkable talent shines. His new recordings are bold and sensitive, often improvised, always deeply impassioned.

Samuel will be performing at WOMAD Charlton Park and festival goers will have the chance to discover his first solo release - a limited edition CD showcasing his remarkable playing.

Published 17th Jun 2011, 12:50pm »