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Hirut Bekele (or Hirut Beqele) is one of the most popular, beloved and famous Ethiopian singers back in seventies.Her music is still very popular and is often an inspiration for young artists.
Her personality as well as her unique music make her a real diva in the history of Ethiopian music. We have never heard of Hirut Bekele's new music since 80s due to spiritual reason (rumour). We missed her and hope she would come back some day as Aster Kebede did.
Here is unknown Hirut Bekele audio cassette. If anybody know something about this songs, or can translate to english, welcome to the blog !!!
Listening the tape you'll find magnificent vocalist Hirut Bekele flexing supernatural powers among a haunted organ. But this goes much deeper than cute accompaniment. There's a stunning selection of compositions here. Spare but virtuosic orchestrations via krar and aforementioned organ create psychotropic room-filling sonics captured by the rough recording.