Gigi – One Ethiopia
The debut album from Ethiopian superstar Ejigayehu “Gigi” Shibabaw. Gigi was born and raised in Chagni in northwestern Ethiopia. She has described learning traditional songs from a priest in the family home, in spite of the Ethiopian Church generally prohibiting women from singing or playing music in church until the Derg era. In the late 90s she moved to the US and made this debut recording which led to her discovery by famed Island Records founder Chris Blackwell.