Gigi released her second album yesterday called Gold & Wax. From the record company:
“After five years, Ethiopian singer Gigi returns with her much anticipated CD, Gold & Wax, an organic blend of African songs mixed with elements of Jamaica, India and America.
Featuring a stellar roster, bassist Bill Laswell has assembled an eclectic array of musical talent for Gold & Wax. India’s great sarangi player/vocalist Ustad Sultan Khan, tabla player/drummer Karsh Kale, funk keyboard maestro Bernie Worrell, African multi-instrumentalists Abesgasu Shiota, Moges Habte, Aiyb Dieng and Assaye Zegeye; digital futurists MIDIval PunditZ and Skizz Fernando, and avant-guitarist Buckethead all contribute to this incredible CD.”
From the little I heard, some of it sounds like an extension of her work with Tabla Beat Science on their live album. I am expecting some interesting stuff from this album.