Latest news »Samuel Yirga Releases Debut Solo 'Hagere'
Samuel Yirga made his first solo appearance this weekend at WOMAD Charlton Park, delighting the festival crowd with a virtuosic and impassioned performance that seemed mature beyond his young age. He was delighted by the warm reaction and spend time signing CDs for enthusiastic new fans.
Today he releases his debut solo recording, a four track EP 'Hagere'. Samuel is carving out a reputation as the brightest rising star in the new generation of Ethio-jazz musicians. His piano playing celebrates the golden era of Ethiopian jazz, pop and traditional roots music which he explores in his unique personal style.