Le Mellotron: Anders with Mitmitta05.09.19
Weekly show with Le Mellotron, a Parisian radio station located in a bar in the bohemian Republique district.
For this week, Anders is joined by Mitmitta for a Sudanese vinyl-only mix.
Mitmitta creates one-of-a-kind sets ranging from sophisticated jazz
to thumping sounds of mystical and up-tempo music from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, South Sudan, Djibouti, Tanzania & Somalia. Deeply hypnotized by East African sounds from vinyl and audiotapes, Vemund Brune Hareide —Mitmitta or ‘Kidus’ in Ethiopia— is originally from Norway but has been based in Ethiopia for the last 11 years. Fluent in the local Amharic language, Mitmitta has run a cassette shop in Addis Abeba, known as Mitmitta Muzika, while also creating hundreds of parties in the capital and around Europe and the USA. Mitmitta is well recognized as a resource and connoisseur of Ethiopian, Eritrean & Sudanese Jazz, Soul, Funk & Traditional music. He has re-issued music from the region under the label Mitmitta Muzika along with archiving his extensive cassette collection, soon to be launched as an Ethio-Eritrean audiotape discography webpage. He travels with a selection of records and tapes largely unknown to the world to accommodate various listening settings: otherworldly, hot basement, sunny terrace, festival stage or any dance floor.