Last week we introduced you to the untimely departed Eyob Mekonnen and this time it's another young Ethiopian artist's turn: Jah Lude. Contrary to Mekonnen, Lude did seem to have listened to his Jamaican colleagues as 'Yachin Neger' ("that thing", the homonymous song on the album is about condom use) is a decent sounding reggae album and on one occasion even a well-known Jamaican riddim pops up in the track list ('Asiyo Belema' over the Nine Eleven riddim). 'Yachin Neger' contains mostly reggae songs, but here and there (contagious opener 'Dancé Dancé') Jah Lude strays into Ethiopian pop and even funk ('Ager Bet'). Young Ethiopian talent to keep an eye on!