Judy Teffera | Queen of the Nile

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Queen of the Nile

by Judy Teffera

Ethiopian modern music jaz, funk, pop, latin guitar, rap and R&B style
Genre: World: African- East
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1. Shamo
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5:16 $0.99
2. Wodaje
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5:51 $0.99
3. Atrakegn
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4. Degifegn
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5:41 $0.99
5. Simagn
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5:31 $0.99
6. Woubye
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6:01 $0.99
7. Weretegna
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6:07 $0.99
8. Lalebola
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9. Fikre
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10. Semonun
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Judith Teffera was born and raised in Arsi Asela, a city located in central Ethiopia. Bitten by the performing bug at a young age, Teffera performed with classmates at the Ras Dargie School. With her regular flashy attire and outgoing demeanor, she quickly acquired the nickname "Picture". Teffera received inspiration and encouragement from a well-respected musician in the Ethiopian National Guard, Zewdu Legese. Legese was also responsible for starting and leading the Ras Dargie School music band.

With the support of her father, Teffera moved to Sweden to receive her high school education. A few years after, Teffera moved to the United States, continuing her college education in Boston. Then she moved to Washington D.C., becoming a member of the international community of the nation's capital. Music had not been taken out of the picture, as she continued to perform and sell her music in the U.S.A and Toronto, Canada. By the end of the 1990's, Teffera had drawn away from the Ethiopian music scene, concentrating on her career and furthering her education. She received her Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) in Technology from Southeastern University. Soon after her graduation, she was offered a position in the United States Federal Government in Washington D.C.

Teffera writes and sings her own compositions in the Ethiopian language, while creating a unique style that still stays true to Ethiopian music.

With her return to music, Teffera wants to make her focus clear. Through the message in her music, she wants to raise educational awareness and boost the morale of youth in Ethiopia.

While spurring emotions for change and consciousness, Teffera wants Ethiopians to be proud of their heritage and culture. Proceeds from her music sales will finance the dream to empower Ethiopian youth.


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Queen of the Nile
This is a fantastic cd. The music, melodies, arrangement, clarity and most of all the quality of the production altogether make you listen over and over again. A little bit of funk, jazz, pop, latin guitar, even rap and of course....the music of Ethiopia all brought together in a unique sound. My favorites are Weretegna and the ballad Fikre. I love Teffera's voice. The music is catchy even without understanding all of the lyrics.

Jerome Brown

Queen of the Nile
Judy Teffera's "Queen of the Nile " is refreshing and cool. This CD will have you dancing, and then with Teffera's unique
vocals, reflecting on your heritage.

John Lester

Judy Teffera's Queen of Africa is a refreshing work of art
Judy's music of not forgetting the past but uniting the past and the presents of a great people in music. This is affirming the love of there past and exzipiting how they are still growing in the present.. Congratulations on your great foresight Judy ...The music and content is fantastic and uplifting .. You go Judy :-)