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Egigayehu Shibabaw, better known as Gigi, is a multi-talented singer from Ethiopia. Her music is a unique blend of African, jazz, slight reggae and futuristic sounds. Cast in an all-Ethiopian theater production, Gigi toured East and South Africa, and eventually France, where she was invited to perform at a Paris world music festival. She was also involved in a French theater production of Solomon and the Queen of ShebaLater, she resettled in San Francisco, and soon caught the attention of Chris Blackwell, who signed her to Palm Pictures.
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Ejigayehu Shibabaw , known by her stage name Gigi born is an Ethiopian singer. She has performed the music of Ethiopia in combination with a wide variety of other genres , often in collaboration with her husband Bill Laswell , a bassist and producer. Gigi was born and raised in Chagni in northwestern Ethiopia. She has described learning traditional songs from an Ethiopian Orthodox priest in the family home. Gigi recorded two albums for the expatriate Ethiopian community, but it was her album, titled simply Gigi , that brought her widespread attention.