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Radio Rotation
09-18-2016, 02:37 PM
A new generation has come to appreciate Ethiopia's rich musical history and reissues have made their way on the international market. Trying to get hold of the original releases from the 60s and 70s on vinyl in Addis Abeba is a different ball game, as Amira Ali came to find out. Inflated prices because of foreign demand, secrecy and arrogance among the record dealers and deejays make it hard for Ethiopians to take part in the joy of digging for vintage vinyl records.
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