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'Ambasselita' is a song composed by Dexter Story using one of the indigenous scales of Northern Ethiopia. Written for Todd Simon's Ethio Cali Ensemble, it has been performed live numerous times and was included on the 'Ethio Cali Live at the Blue Whale' cassette release of early 2014. Dexter Story says "I attempted to evoke the spirit of Ethiopia in a 3/4 rhythm that implies a Latin salsa feeling." This recording is a demo.


released July 1, 2014
Flugelhorn: Todd Simon
Tenor Saxophone: Randal Fisher
Steel Pan and Shekere: Alan Lightner
Guitar: Damon Aaron
All other instruments: Dexter Story

Recorded at Storylight Studios, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Published by Dexter Story Music Publishing (BMI)



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Wondem Los Angeles, California

Wondem (meaning ‘brother’ in Amharic) is Dexter Story's Soundway Records album and his live ensemble inspired by Ethiopian, Somalian, Eritrean, Sudanese and Kenyan culture, and by his passionate tenure in the Los Angeles-based World jazz ensemble Ethio Cali. ... more


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