Coffee + Bakery

  • 742 Congress Street
  • Portland, Maine 04102
  • (207) 760-4440

Cafe + Roastery

  • 122 Anderson Street
  • Portland, Maine 04101
  • (207) 760-4440

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  • 7:45am-10:15am

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Dawit Yifru - Dawit Yifru



The Good Thing selection for August 2023

Just about 2 years ago we sent out what has become one of our all time favorite Good Thing records ever. Wede Harer Guzo by Hailu Mergia is still on regular rotation around these parts and for good reason! One of the things that really makes that record so special is the choice of the backup band that Hailu Mergia used for this recording - The Dahlak Band. And you wanna know something about the Dahlak Band? Well, they just happen to be founded by - you guessed it - Dawit Yifru. This here album is a collection of Yifru’s solo instrumental recordings that have been remastered from original tapes from the 1970s. Dawit is also a founding member of the Ethiopian Musicians Association and he is still an influential participating member of the Ethiopian music community. This record is the first release from Muzikawi’s (an Ethiopian record company) Archive and Research Project that reissues popular Ethiopian music that has never been heard outside of the country. Now with any luck Yifru will also become influential in the global music community as well. He sure has been getting a ton of play in the cafe lately.

-Will Pratt


  • Lebe Leb Yelewem ልቤ ልብ የለውም
  • Etalem Seriw Betshen እታለም ስሪው ቤትሽን
  • Yene Alem የኔ ዓለም
  • Jemeregn ጀመረኝ
  • Lebo Neyi ሌቦ ነይ
  • Meche Lagignesh መቼ ላግኝሽ
  • Lela Menem Yelegn ሌላ ምንም የለኝ
  • Wubit ውቢት