Dub Colossus are kind of like an Ethiopian supergroup. Tasty sounds and a nice bunch of folk . . .Click here to hear the full report.



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  1. Dan Harper aka Invisible System on October 6, 2009 11:41 am

    Nice! I am Dan Harper who initiated this project whilst living in Addis Ababa. I was an aid worker out there for 3 years following 4 years in Mali and had my steadily growing studio with me which I built into 3 out -buildings behind my house.

    I was recording with most members of Dub Colossus for a while and invited Nick out to meet them and record what happended in my Worm Hole Studio.

    I also recently released my own album that was being recorded not just with the Dub Colossus crew but also Mahmoud Ahmed and many other traditional singers and players I bumped into in obscure clubs during my nights out in Addis over the years.

    The response and reviews have been incredible and make me very happy as the aid work was very frustrating being bogged down by UK bureaucracy and politics it was hard to make things happen and move.

    We have had 5 star reviews e.g. Financial Times, fRoots and http://www.LAsThePlace.com etc; 4 star reviews e.g. ITunes/www.allmusic.com, current Rock N Reel / RF2 mag etc

    All reviews are listed at http://www.harperdiabate.com (our record label/mic company and charity) – as well as at http://www.myspoace.com/invisiblesystem and on the Invisible System group and page at http://www.facebook.com

    Also ciritcally aclaimed reviews from The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph, Mojo, Uncut, Songlines etc etc all on the webs.

    You can hear and buy the CD e.g. amazon.co.uk, play.com, psyshop.com, specialist record shops (google it) – Invisible System, Punt (Made in Ethiopia), itunes, CDbaby.com etc or via us at http://www.harperdiabate.com

    Guests on the album also include e.g. Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara, Ozric Tentacles, Captain Sensible, Simon Hinkler (The Mission), Baka Beyond, Zion Train etc

    Best wishes
    Dan / Invisible System

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