GIGI / “Ethiopia”

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35 Responses to “GIGI / “Ethiopia””

drfeelgoed Says:
September 26th, 2005 at 2:16 am

I only knew her first ‘electronic’ album, so this one is a very nice surprise. Especially since Bill Laswell (didn’t know he’s her husband by the way) managed to ‘behave’. I’ve got a lot of his albums, but occasionally as a producer he goes way overboard. Anyway, excellent track.

Mtume says:                                                      

Gigi was actually Gigi’s second solo album. Her solo debut was One Ethiopia and it is much more ‘world music’-sounding than her later material. The album isn’t great beginning-to-end, but if you go to or or one of the other a la carte download sites, look for the title track, "One Ethiopia," and another track named "Without." Those are both really good.

Stephanie Renee Says:
September 26th, 2005 at 9:30 am

I have NO idea what she was singing about, but Adwa just made me cry and my heart ache. Such a mournful, hauntingly beautiful sound! Thank you, as always, for introducing me to music that makes me glad to be alive and able to experience it.

Mtume says:                                                     


"Adwa" is "a remembrance of an epic battle against European colonizers." The liner notes of the Gigi CD give you the song lyrics in Amharic and English as well as footnotes and explanations of the themes. So click over to your favorite site and buy it!


degsew mengstu Says:
November 16th, 2005 at 3:39 am

how are you Gigi? how do you fill in ethiopia?

Mark W. Says:
January 4th, 2006 at 5:07 pm


Any plans to tour and pass through Minnesota?

king tesfa Says:
January 24th, 2006 at 11:34 pm

whaz up babe, nice to be an ethiopian indeed

Afkarish Says:
May 5th, 2006 at 9:20 pm

Hi Gigi: Do you have a plan to come to Ethiopia by any chance? We miss you and we wanna see you.

amina Says:
May 16th, 2006 at 8:36 pm


Yasmin Says:
June 3rd, 2006 at 3:13 pm

hey gigi waz up ur my favorite singer i was born in usa but i will soon move to ethiopia im somalian but tell me what is ethiopia like

Nazrawit dimore Says:
June 8th, 2006 at 7:27 am

Hey waz up gigi nice hair you got there

sblove99 Says:
September 13th, 2006 at 2:08 pm

Someone please translate gold and wax for me or direct me to where the lyrics are… I love GIGI !!!

splanky Says:
September 16th, 2006 at 11:45 am

I too am totally in love with Gigi’s voice. I am
trying to get everything she’s recorded though
I think I’ll pass on Illuminated Audio; it’s just
her husband electronic masturbations over her

solomon Says:
October 2nd, 2006 at 11:24 am

hw can i say about gigi i starting love by her first album me and my girl we loved dat album so much. u know what i know somethin about gigi. she is de bast ethiopian singr we ever have, she got her own stayle of music and voice. if i have a word to her i can say it right know but i don’t have any word to describe my feeling about her and music im just LOVE GIGI not only me my girl, my friends. all ethio ppl we loves u gigi so much.

Davina Says:
October 29th, 2006 at 2:22 am

teniystillin,Amlak fikir gigi

I am a female reggae sing jayI live in the uk,just wondering what the possibility of us doing a collaboration together ,you are sincerely blessed….keep up the work don’t listen to what the critics say you are blessed by the ALL MIGHTY JAH …..KING OF KINGS/




Deo Filho Says:
November 3rd, 2006 at 5:58 pm

Gigi have a diferent stayle of music and voice.I don’t have any word to describe.About her and music I`m just LOVED.She have a angel voice.God bless you.The Brazil ,need to know you too. About GOLD & WAX is simply the best.

Hiowt Says:
December 3rd, 2006 at 4:50 am

I love Gigis new album Gold and Wax brilliant brilliant album worth the £15.00 I paid in HMV

S blove
gigi is singing about love and her country goI will transelate once I have finished listening
anten aminye HULU DANE!
means I trust you every one is cured

that is a tune

splanky Says:
December 6th, 2006 at 9:50 am

Okay, now I just bought One Ethiopia online and now I’m told Gigi had an album recorded even before that. Anybody know for sure cause I want everything she’s ever done.

bedilu kassa Says:
April 1st, 2007 at 10:40 am

how are you gigi iam bk from addis can you shwo as yor consert in addis at the new miliniyam

Andenet Says:
May 13th, 2007 at 2:06 pm

You have said it before and saying it again it is one love on Nation Power To Ethiopia and Gigi
The bomb we love You one of the few ethiopian singers who dont talk crap
she is the bomb yo cuz she have a point in her music we all should give our respect 2 Gigi we love You

kiki Says:
July 13th, 2007 at 12:54 pm

i lovve this album.
she is the hottest ever yeah!!!
i want more albums!!
someone tell me if she has morrree bec i cant fine any! 🙁

kiki Says:
July 13th, 2007 at 12:56 pm


Samir Says:
October 15th, 2007 at 7:08 pm

Selam Giji this is samir Majis Brother i remember hearing you sing before you came to the states and now am a big fan love your music.

ALEM Says:
December 8th, 2007 at 2:22 pm


miky Says:
December 19th, 2007 at 11:56 pm

hi gigi I loveyou so much and i like your music you are such wounderfullsinger keep up I wanna see you world gramy award!

April F Says:
February 3rd, 2008 at 6:36 pm

Ms. GiG i…everybody says I look like you!!! I am from the United States! I love you!!! God bless you!

Splanky Says:
March 1st, 2008 at 9:26 am

It’s time for a new album by Gigi, I think. She is too good to have a “Sade” act pulled. Yes, there are tons of nice voices out of Ethiopia but Gigi
has no equal.

Abebe Says:
October 18th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

I don’t know, When I hear music I always think about her voice and stricking flow ,…….. But I am bit sad, angry, surprising and.. why she is so silent. She could have done a lot for ethiopia, specially by this time.

hannah Says:
October 29th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

I dont like her

nana Says:
February 12th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

i use to Listen to gigi when i was in ethiopia.
love her music!

amete brhan Says:
August 25th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

I love gigis songs

Natalie Says:
November 5th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

GiGi…!!!!!!!!!!!!!u r the COOLesT””ethio..!!singeR..”!”!”:)with ur!”!”!”
i love ur MusiC…!!
im France”’
i live…in>Paris…..
uuuuuuuuuuu were here..!”!!”:)

Tesfaye Says:
March 1st, 2010 at 11:34 am

Hi Giji
I guess you will see this web message. I have seen some old message. I’m regular listner of your inspiring music. I have no word. Could you reply in my mail? I have a great love to your MUsic

With kind regards

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June 6th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

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mieraf girum Says:
February 3rd, 2016 at 4:57 am

she is history by herself. i’m glad she born. I’m glad she is ethiopian. I’m glad i know her. It will not be the same without her. I wana tell her that” you do whatever you can do in life. Just be happy now. feel it.

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