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Ethiopia Super Krar (LP)

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Format:
Long Play Vinyl
No of Discs:
1
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Available
Release Date:
10-09-2012
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Barcode:
605633006049
Packaging:
Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)
Catalog Number:
TUGLP1060
Ethiopia Super Krar (LP)
Ethiopia Super Krar (LP)

Description

Krar Collective, led by Temesgen Zeleke - a former star pupil of Ethiopian legend Mulatu Astatke - serve up mind-blowing Ethiopian grooves on their stunning debut. Armed with their krar, kebero drums and stunning vocals, they created 'Ethiopia Super Krar' - an album rooted in tradition, and soaked with attitude. Six of the tracks from 'Ethiopia Super Krar' appear on this vinyl release, which includes a code to download the entire album. Funking up their Ethiopian roots, Krar Collective perform a rootsy yet contemporary take on traditional music from Ethiopia based on other-worldy modes and driven by hypnotic rhythms. The 6-stringed krar lyre is associated with the azmari minstrel tradition; in the hands of Zeleke it becomes a gritty, ancient rock guitar. Accompanied just by drums and fronted by the stunning, soaring voice of Genet Assefa, Krar Collective create a surprisingly big sound, leading one critic to name them 'The Ethiopian White Stripes'. With a varied repertoire from gentle ballads to high-energy dance tunes, Krar Collective are set to surprise and delight.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Guragigna
  3. Oromigna
  4. Ambassel
  5. Wello
  6. Konso
  7. Ende Eyerusalem
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