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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Petites Planètes - Now Ethiopia • GABRA MUDEN'S ZAR • trance ritual from Gondar [2012] [ethiopia]




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1.  opening act   11:04

2.  trance act   06:46

3.  fire and coffee   19:54

4.  zar or the other   11:08





recorded by Vincent Moon 
in Gondar, Ethiopia 
april 2012






Monday, December 26, 2016

v.a. - Éthiopie - Les musiques des pays du café [1999] [ethiopia]













La Semeuse - 01 - Medinana (5:13)
La Semeuse - 02 - Hagerie (1:45)
La Semeuse - 03 - Washint (1:06)
La Semeuse - 04 - Sokota (2:55)
La Semeuse - 05 - Neger (1:13)
La Semeuse - 06 - Krar (2:19)
La Semeuse - 07 - Aykebdegnim (3:51)
La Semeuse - 08 - Fikrie yenie neh (2:42)
La Semeuse - 09 - Guragna (1:49)
La Semeuse - 10 - Mesenko (2:23)
La Semeuse - 11 - Syematibela (3:15)
La Semeuse - 12 - Sidama (2:17)
La Semeuse - 13 - Kabaro (1:06)
La Semeuse - 14 - Fikir (2:51)
La Semeuse - 15 - Harar oromo (3:49)
La Semeuse - 16 - Yehager (1:41)






Thursday, September 22, 2016

v.a. - [2013] - Mystic Soundz From Afrika (Lost Field Recordings 1960-1973) [LP]











MYSTIC SOUNDZ FROM AFRIKA - Bagana






Tracklist


A1 – Drum Dirge               Ethiopia, 1971
A2 – Misengu                    Zaïre, 1973
A3 – Guji Men Chorus       Ethiopia, 1965
A4 – Bagana                      Ethiopia, 1971
A5 – Forked-Harp             Ivory Coast, 1965
A6 – Landa Orchestra       Togo, 1972
A7 – Flute Ensemble         Ethiopia, 1967



B1 – Tiger Recitative         Ethiopia, 1967
B2 – Amharic Love Song   Ethiopia, 1971
B3 – Somba Tipenti           Dahomey, 1965
B4 – Berba Music               Dahomey, 1965
B5 – Kondana                    Togo, 1960




Saturday, June 25, 2016

The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia [2008] [ethiopia]











      Between 2003 and 2006, Bastien Lagatta, musician and ethnomusicologist, undertook musical researches among the agro-pastoral societies of the Omo valley, thanks to the support of the CNRS, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UNESCO. For months, he has shared the everyday life of the semi-nomads tribes Nyangatom, Mursi and Bodi, and has taken up the study of their musical repertories. The trek, of several hundred kilometres along the Omo river, in such an amazing natural environment, led him to the heart of Humanity with its peculiar mores, customs and habits. 

              Greatly endearing, these men and women live in a world whose balance is precarious. These recordings reveal the importance of this patrimonial, cultural and artistic heritage.


Benjamin Goldenstein & Patrick Frémeaux





The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 01 - Introduction: Troupeaux De Zébus Aux Paturages (1:01)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 02 - Loniyang: Monodie (2:36)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 03 - Loutouleniyang: Monodie (1:49)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 04 - Lopelouk, Suivi De Lobokhiniyang (6:11)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 05 - Lokengkori (1:48)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 06 - Chants Des Vieux Bergers De La Génération Des Élephants (3:35)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 07 - Loumougoulmoye: Chant Collectif Mixte (3:07)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 08 - Chant De Travail: Duo Féminin (2:53)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 09 - Niameley Ye Loporiang (4:40)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 10 - Rienga Rienga Loporiang (6:08)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 11 - Aleke Lokholoya (4:50)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 12 - Flûte Mursi Morou (1:50)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 13 - Oletchay (1:04)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 14 - Naboula Nadongulu (1:44)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 15 - Nangwayna Kara (1:25)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 16 - Badio Laute (1:45)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 17 - Kalalalibosso (1:13)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 18 - Flûtes Morou (2:26)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 19 - Kaenaniye (1:01)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 20 - Komdaye (1:01)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 21 - Ayolo Deguelaye (1:08)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 22 - Noukouregnanineye (1:11)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 23 - ADJenoloynetch (0:35)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 24 - Flûtes Morou (1:02)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 25 - Ambiance De Fête Au Village De Gui Ha (1:14)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 26 - Trompe Trounotey (1:22)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 27 - Danse Et Chant Collectif Mixte Pour Les Troupeaux (1:27)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 28 - Duo Vocal Féminin (5:02)
The Warrior-Shepherds From The Omo Valley - Ethiopia - 29 - Epilogue: À Ce Voyage Musical… (1:05)



Friday, November 6, 2015

v.a. - Eskesta [2003] [ethiopia]



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        The Ethiopian term “Eskesta” means “Dancing shoulders.”  It is often practiced in the Northern parts of Ethiopia (Amhara group) where the indigenous tribes of Amhara, Wollo, Gondar etc. are still performing the dance of Eskesta. The motives and characteristics of the dance are often interchanged during the dance by the performers of the variety of war songs, hunting songs, Shepherd songs, love songs and work songs. The best dancer is appointed to the leader of the group and respectively the best singer.

      The eskesta dance transmits ideas, religious beliefs, historical events, ancient stories, emotions, thoughts, through a ritual of shoulder dancing and body movements performed on a certain musical background. One of the main dance motives and movements that are implemented in the ritual of performing of Eskesta are as follows: the Shepherd and his herd, religious commitment and praying (Coptic dance, Jewish roots) and as a matter of meditation.






Ethiopia Eskesta - Jaivah African Dance




       The extraordinary diversity of dances is a result of different cultures and people, often organized horizontally (grouped in space) in comparison to the European people who are vertically stratified. According to some analysis, the Ethiopian dances are not divided according to their function, but according to their uniqueness and individuality. Therefore, there are over 150 unique dance movements across Ethiopia and its regions.







       The theme of Eskesta can be described as follows – expressing certain emotions and impressions from the life through a typical body movement dating back to an Ethiopian tribe (Amhara region), performing these mainly with their heads and shoulders. These significant movements are having a great impact on the Ethiopian indigenous society as a whole. Some of the ideas and themes in this dance are actually inspired from the relations between the genders, work life and religion.

        It also is said that this dance was invented because of the snakes. Ethiopian people were often observing the “dance”/movements of the snake, shaking in the same way their neck. On the other hand, in the sphere of indigenous Ethiopian music the influence of the rattlesnake while shaking its tail (the sound it produces) has created a certain way of singing as well.

       Furthermore, other symbols and rituals that can be described are these connected with the costumes which each dancer wears. They are often made of woven cotton called “gabbi” or “netella” and painted with different colors depending on the gender of the dancer.

        Eskesta is a dance performed both from men and women with their head, neck, chest and shoulders, shaking in specific ways; the music played during the dance is often produced with the traditional Ethiopian instruments like krar, flute, drums and mesenko. The dancers sometimes sing or in some places of the dance utilize the silence in order to stress out some prevailing moments of the dance. There are however some variations depending on the areas in which this dance is performed – Wollo, Gondar or Gojjam.

           Historical context – Ethiopia is a widely diverse country with over 80 unique rich ethnic, cultural, custom and linguistic groups. One of the most significant areas in Ethiopian culture from which actually the other spheres developed further is the literature, representing Hebrew and Greek religious texts into the ancient Ge’ez, modern Amharic and Tigringa languages. This cultural heritage shaped some of the Ethiopian dance motives. However, the unique step and rhythm creates a certain motive of “mosaic culture”.

           Similar dances can be found in Western Africa, where indigenous dances are performed with head (with sort of tie on it) and arms, especially in the tribe of Conakry, Guinea.

          The dance Eskesta brings the dancer into a certain role of history and story-teller, who actually expresses and draws with his/her body the cultural traditions and life. The dance, as well the music and singing are serving as symbolical messages and influences on the Ethiopian society.

    Interpretation ethics – while enjoying the Eskesta dance accompanied by the music one can truly start travelling back in the time. These music and dances are dating 3000 years back in the African history – so unique and undiscovered from us, the Europeans. In this context, one can think of the religious variety implemented in the dances and music in Ethiopia as a whole – Orthodox Christian and Muslim motives playing the role of shaping the culture and traditions of this nation.

        Eskesta is very interesting to be observed – dancing in the beautiful Ethiopian nature, within the herds of animals making Eskesta an very expressive type of dance. Eskesta itself is providing positive emotions to the public and in the same time creating deeply spiritual atmosphere in which the observer cannot find his/herself easily. Namely this cultural confusion serves as the one that hinders us exploring the dance fully. Ethiopian dance is not something we, the Europeans can understand. Behind the apparent body shaking there are situated deeply cultural and hereditary connotations.




01 - Minale Dagnew - Hodye (5:14)
02 - Admasu Wube - Erikum (6:06)
03 - Tesfaye Workneh - Wubet (10:17)
04 - Taddesse Alemu - Gondar (9:05)
05 - Genet Masresha - Shebel (7:30)
06 - Taddesse Alemu - Minjar (5:20)
07 - Yeshimebet Dubale - Gojjam (8:03)
08 - Hayleyesus Girma - Gedame (7:18)




Sunday, November 1, 2015

v.a. - Chants Et Danses D'erythrée - Songs And Dances Of Eritrea (vde 051) [1980] [eritrea]








Rare field recording of traditonnal music made in 1980 in Eritrea. Chants and instrumentals.




Musique et danse d'Erythrée




v.a. - 01 - Le Peuple Erythreen Est Mur (3:52)
v.a. - 02 - La Flamme De La Lutte S'Etend (4:09)
v.a. - 03 - Apres La Retraite (4:56)
v.a. - 04 - Notre Mer Rouge (6:21)
v.a. - 05 - unknown (2:27)
v.a. - 06 - Laleye Lale Lalena (5:01)
v.a. - 07 - Erithrea Ba Bа (4:38)
v.a. - 08 - Ana Sefalelku (5:11)
v.a. - 09 - Notre Armee Populaire (4:47)
v.a. - 10 - Bedeho Mis Bele Dehrit Zeitemelse (3:41)



Friday, June 5, 2015

v.a. - Golagul - Chants d'amour et de resistance [eritrea] [1999]

      
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                       Eritrea, ancient province Ethiopia became independent at the beginning of the 90's and has lived a painful history. But nothing has ever prevented the people of Eritrea from singing, and not even the numerous famines. 

               The People of the plain of Zula (Afar, Tigré and Saho) give rhythm to their everyday life in simple, repetitive singings. The leader, man or woman, throws a comment on rhythms (handclaps and kebero percussion), the others start again, insisting on the same rhythmic, as an obsessive loop. History the concern of protecting the culture and politics, stimulates more than a singer. " On one hand, he killed you, whereas on the other one he fed you " tells a Saho about Haile Sélassié.

            A kebero is a double-headed, conical hand drum used in the traditional music of Eritrea and Ethiopia. A piece of animal hide is stretched over each end, thus forming a membranophone. A large version of the instrument is also used in Orthodox Christian liturgical music, while smaller versions are used in secular celebrations.




01. Ana meto agébé [Tigré Tribe] 2:57
02. Ayrègèdè [Afar Tribe] 2:05
03. O'h yéharshema [Saho Tribe] 2:34
04. Haleto lale lalô [Saho Tribe] 2:19
05. Sêda [Afar Tribe] 3:05
06. Toriyota [Afar Tribe] 1:38
07. Erab Ghedam [Tigré Tribe] 3:48
08. Adate [Tigré Tribe] 2:59
09. Aran heutoukta [Saho Tribe] 6:41
10. Innyo soklié [Saho Tribe] 3:39
11. Kéké [Afar Tribe] 2:31
12. Sänädirlê [Saho Tribe] 2:24
13. Farum Ghedan [Saho Tribe] 6:46
14. Selâm [Tigré Tribe] 3:49
15. Yewêlâlè [Tigré Tribe] 2:17
16. Erytrea nèdègé [Saho Tribe] 4:24
17. Worada [Saho Tribe] 4:13
18. Lâleh [Afar Tribe] 2:47


Thursday, April 30, 2015

v.a. - [2009] - Southern Ethiopia - music of the Maale [praises and blessings] [ethiopia]










Maale are one the 40 ethnic groups of southern Ethiopia. 

The Maale music is very rich. It encompasses a cappella polyphonic singing, vocal polyphonies accompanied on the lyre, whistled polyphonies, solo flute playing, flute orchestras, horns, drums, and it displays a great originality in the vocal and instrumental techniques. 

For the Maale, music is the mean of a constant exchange between generations. The youngest ('children') praises the eldest ('fathers') and the eldest bless the youngest. Thus the music appears as a strong factor of social cohesion.




01 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Maale Zoro (2:44)
02 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Andalko (5:05)
03 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Abi (4:01)
04 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Dami (4:03)
05 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Irbe wala (2:37)
06 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Haya Haya Bolado (2:46)
07 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Nay malkiti (0:52)
08 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Gaade (4:08)
09 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Meni merti (3:30)
10 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Alo be (2:07)
11 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Shulungo (0:59)
12 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Aleko (3:34)
13 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Ank'ado (1:29)
14 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Are Indo (Pele) (3:42)
15 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Are Indo (Golo) (4:57)
16 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Salo (3:03)
17 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Durungo (1:34)
18 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Irbo Nay Koysi (3:49)
19 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Be Ta Belio & Olize (4:40)
20 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Kaye (1:16)
21 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Sorayti (1:17)
22 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Makanka dorba (2:40)
23 - Southern Ethiopia - Music of the Maale - Osta (2:59)







Friday, November 21, 2014

v.a. - Traditional music ensemble of the Ras-Theatre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [1982] [Melodiya, C80-17751-2]






Ras Theatre - Dedero







traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - yaniti (4:35)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - ethiopia adei (3:30)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - our country (3:57)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - dedero (3:29)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - yabishan bira (5:55)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - peace to the proletariat (2:48)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - belew belew (3:59)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - the militant communist (3:52)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - rebahel zemeslar (3:22)
traditional music ensemble of the ras theatre - tizita (3:41)



Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Petites Planètes - Now Ethiopia • GAMO GAMO • Tribal songs from the south [2012] [ethiopia] [FLAC}



originaly posted HERE :



GAMO GAMO • tribal voices from the south






1. Aba Chefo   07:14
2. Gamo   07:41
3. Oho Amba   05:45
4. Funeral Polyphony   02:44
5. Dita   08:30



recorded by Vincent Moon & Jacob Kirkegaard 
in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

may 2012 

mixed by Jacob Kirkegaard 



Friday, March 14, 2014

Betsat Seyoum & Abbebe Fekade - Urban Azmaris of Ethiopia [1996]





       Born in 1965 in Addis-Abeba, Betsat Seyoum Abrha began in 1985 in a couple of the many bars in the capital before opening her own cabaret in 1990, which has now become one of the most popular in Addis. She aspires to the glory of the modern pioneers of Ethiopian music who play with synthesizers, saxophones, and rhythm boxes, while remaining faithful to the essence of the azmari art. 




       In opposition to Betsat who has not inherited her gift from any family member, Abbebe Fekade comes from a long line of azmaris from the Gondar region, one that has always been the source of a large portion of the country's musicians. He acknowledges his longing for "modernity", but he also knows how to express all the admiration that he holds for the venerable and venerated azmaris like Yirga Dubale and Bahru Qenie.


       In Ethiopian musical tradition, an azmari is a wandering entertainer, a minstrel, or a travelling troubadour who crisscrosses through the Christian regions of the country with his voice and instrument. He is the priviledged vector of popular music and is as fundamental in Ethiopian society as are the griot in Mandingo countries or the lautar in Moldo-Valachia.



01.  - Enegenagnalen (3:37)
02.  - Ambassel (5:28)
03.  - Bati (9:57)
04.  - Abeba Abeba (5:12)
05.  - Anteye (3:12)
06.  - Tizita (7:39)
07.  - Aysh Ayshenna (5:15)
08.  - Bati: [Live] (13:07)
09.  - Anteye / EndeneshGedawo / Yelewen  Abay [Live] (8:39)
10.  - Enegenagnalen [Live] (3:40)   


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

v.a. - Vintage Crates - Tezeta [Ethiopian Jazz & Bands]


originally posted here at astral projects records >




Vintage Crates Episode #211: Tezeta: Ethiopian Jazz & Bands



1. Hailu Mergia & The Walias - Ibakish Tarekigne
2. Mulatu Astatqé - Ené Alantchi Alnorem
3. Tèsfa-Maryam Kidané - Tezeta
4. Mulatu Astatqé - Munaye
5. Ibex Band - Yezemed Yebada
6. Mahmoud Ahmed - Yekifir Wuha Temu
7. Mulatu Astatqé - Asmarina
8. Gétatchèw Mèkurya - Akale Wube
9. Tsegue Maryam Guebrou - The Homeless Wanderer
10.Gétatchèw Kassa - Tezeta Slow