A new photobook documents the Ethiopian saxophonist’s long life in music, from early government ensembles such as The Municipality Band all the way through to The Ex
Following the death in 2016 of Ethiopian saxophonist Getatchew Mekuria, Dutch underground punks The Ex have published a photobook documenting his life in music from government ensembles such as The Municipality Band all the way through to The Ex. “It's Ethiopian tradition to do something strong after a year,“ writes Terrie from the group. “We decided to release this tribute photobook. The whole amazing history, with the impressive photos of three, very different photographers, Matias Corral, Nick Helderman and The Ex-guitarist Andy Moor. Nobody in Ethiopia has really seen these pictures or knows about the whole history – just lack of media. We try to make it affordable for everybody. Out now, and presented in Ethiopia on 4 April 2017!” The above images from the book are annotated by Terre Ex, and Getatchew Mekuria: The Lion Of Ethiopian Saxophone, is published by Terp.