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Ethiopia: The Falasha and the Adjuran Tribe

Various Artists
Ethiopia: The Falasha and the Adjuran Tribe

In their 1975 recording, Lin Lerner and Chad Wollner captured a Friday night Shabbat Shalom ceremony of the Falasha, Ethiopian Jews whose ancestors were exiled from Babylonia in 586. Lerner and Wollner also recorded various songs and dances of the Ajuran, a group of semi–nomadic cattle herders who live in Kenya, Somalia, and Egypt. Male Ajuran voices punctuate a capella singing with sharp inhalations and exhalations, creating a strong rhythmic background to songs on themes ranging from the divine (“King Song”) to the everyday (“Camel Song”).

Track Listing

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Falasha: The Complete Ceremony of Shabbat Shalom Members of the Falasha Tribe recorded in Ambover, Ethiopia 24:15
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Camel Song Jella Madi, Hussien Hassen, Hurene Kyah, Abdi Ebrahim, Abdula Kenteno, Addulahe Aden, Gado Abdi, Ade 7:13
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Song of the King Jella Madi, Hussien Hassen, Hurene Kyah, Abdi Ebrahim, Abdula Kenteno, Addulahe Aden, Gado Abdi, Ade 5:46
104
Cow Song Jella Madi, Hussien Hassen, Hurene Kyah, Abdi Ebrahim, Abdula Kenteno, Addulahe Aden, Gado Abdi, Ade 4:53
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Baby Song Jella Madi, Hussien Hassen, Hurene Kyah, Abdi Ebrahim, Abdula Kenteno, Addulahe Aden, Gado Abdi, Ade 5:46

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