Listen To Dexter Story And Kamasi Washington’s “Wejene Aola”

The track’s a cover of Tilahun Gessesse’s 1970s original.

Listen To Dexter Story And Kamasi Washington’s “Wejene Aola” Dexter Story

L.A. multi-instrumentalist Dexter Story links with buddy and collaborator Kamasi Washington on "Wejene Aola." Story's rendition of Tilahun Gessesse's original is a huge blast of Ethio-Jazz and funk that gets the full tenor saxophone treatment from Washington. Todd Simon provides trumpet. In a statement to The FADER, Story had this to say about the song,

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"My instrumental cover of "Wejene Aola" featuring saxophonist / composer / bandleader Kamasi Washington is a dedication to Oromo culture and to the legendary Ethiopian vocalist Tilahun Gessesse. The original translation of this undeniable funk track by Tilahun is about a man waiting on his lover and missing her badly, and I think Kamasi's gritty interpretation is one for the books.”

Listen to the track below.

Listen To Dexter Story And Kamasi Washington’s “Wejene Aola”