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Ethiopiques, Vol. 18: Ethiopiques Artists

Ethiopiques, Vol. 18: Ethiopiques Artists


For the 18th volume in the Ethiopiques series, there's a return to the venues of volume two, the azmaris or tiny cabarets that came to life after the fall of the dictatorship in 1991. When they were first explored, they were new places, offering very raw, rootsy entertainment. Apparently not much has changed. The music is still very spare, with fiddle, accordion, and percussion forming the main sources behind the voice. But it's the voice that's all important here, especially the lyrics, which are sung in wild styles, with emotion that to Western ears often seems to go over the top. It's all very raw and real, all too often on the verge of falling apart, but never quite disintegrating. It adds to the recordings producer Francis Falceto did several years ago, showing yet another facet of the way Ethiopia continues to develop musically. ~ Chris Nickson, Rovi

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  • UPC: 723724700321
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Track listings

  • 1. Asnaqe Guebreyes Various Artists
  • 2. Zewditou Yohannes Various Artists
  • 3. Taddesse Andargue Various Artists
  • 4. Guennet Masresha Various Artists
  • 5. Gzate Guelay Various Artists
  • 6. Etenesh Wassie Various Artists
  • 7. Essoubalew Adougna Various Artists
  • 8. Tedje Tesfahoun Various Artists
  • 9. Abbebe Feqade Various Artists
  • 10. Zewditou Yohannes Various Artists
  • 11. Etenesh Wassie Various Artists
  • 12. Taddesse Andargue Various Artists
  • 13. Iyerusalem Doubale Various Artists
  • 14. Tedje Tesfahoun Various Artists
  • 15. Asnaqe Guebreyes Various Artists
 
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