The golden age of Ethiopian popular music (as heard on the fabled ETHIOPIQUES series) is famous in part for the sparsity of material that it yielded: The state-owned recording industry was largely a ramshackle government vanity, and while music of the music it captured was strikingly haunting, only a few dozen tracks were recorded in the 1960s and '70s...
Since then, the floodgates have opened as Ethiopia has more or less entered the modern world -- more artists are making and recording more music than was dreamed possible back in the politically repressive "good old days," and the fruits of this renaissance are heard on this 6-CD set.
This album is recorded using authentic Ethiopian instruments – the Kirar (a circular wooden sound box from which six strings are attached to an upper stick held in position by two arms extending upward in a V shape); the Kebero (a large drum made of cowhide stretched over cylindrical wooden frame); the Washint (a four-holed bamboo reed pipe traditionally played by shepherds); and the Masinko (a one-stringed fiddle consisting of diamond shape wooden sound box and string made from strands of horsetail). This definitive, one-of-a-kind anthology will introduce you to Ethiopia’s rich world of unique sounds and captivating music. Enjoy!
01 - Sekota - Memories Of Ethiopia (4:18)
02 - Mulu Abeba - Memories Of Ethiopia (5:24)
03 - Ayubign - Memories Of Ethiopia (5:39)
04 - Bati - Memories Of Ethiopia (6:53)
05 - Tigrigna - Memories Of Ethiopia (5:41)
06 - Ambasel - Memories Of Ethiopia (5:05)
07 - Gabicha - Memories Of Ethiopia (5:49)
08 - Tizita - Memories Of Ethiopia (5:39)
08 - Shemonmwanaye - Memories Of Ethiopia (5:57)
09 - Immawayish - Memories Of Ethiopia (4:06)
10 - Wello - Memories Of Ethiopia (3:37)