Samuel Yirga is a young Ethiopian pianist and jazz musician whose work I’ve only recently found. I’ll try not to ramble for a change – so will instead share a few clips and links!
First, check out Yeh Bati Koyita, a beautiful solo piano piece (slightly reminiscent of Keith Jarrett), and then if you’re ready to hear a few more pieces – there’s this sampler of his album too:
Guzo was released mid-last year through Real World Records and is a superb mix of jazz, world fusion and classical influences. Haven’t been able to get it out of my player!