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Folk Music of Ethiopia

Various Artists
Folk Music of Ethiopia

Recorded in the Tigrai and Shoa Provinces and in the Gura Valley, this collection of Folk Music of Ethiopia actually represents not only Ethiopian music but the music of Eritrea and the Sudan. Several of the recordings feature traditional Ethiopian instruments from the string family including the begenna, the tcherawata, and the masonquo, along with the coboro, kettledrum and traditional Ethiopian flutes.


RELATED LESSON PLAN
"Performing Ethiopia: Playing, Singing and Improvising Music from the Abyssian Kingdom"


Track Listing

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Oh My Country (Ethiopia) - Male Voice with Begenna Male singer with begenna 2:58
102
Flute Solo (Eritrea) Shambukaw player from Gura Valley, Eritrea 1:30
103
Tcherawata Solo (Eritrea) Tcherawata player from Gura Valley, Eritrea 1:11
104
I Beg You, Heart (Ethiopia) - Male Voice with Begenna Male singer with begenna 2:59
105
'Mbilta Solo (Eritrea) Mbilta players from Gura Valley, Eritrea 1:06
106
Masonquo Solo (Eritrea) Masonquo player from Gura Valley, Eritrea 2:00
201
Love Song (Eritrea) - Mixed Voices with Tcherawata, Coboro Mixed singers with tcherawata and coboro 2:56
202
Song of Praise (Eritrea) - Mixed Voices with Tcherawata Mixed singers with tcherawata 2:58
203
Song to the Emperor (Eritrea) - Male Voice with Tcherawata Male singers with tcherawata 2:54
204
Sudanese Walking Songs (Eritrea) - Male Voices with Harp, Drum Itinerant Sudanese workers in Gura Valley, Eritrea 1:21
205
Sudanese Walking Songs (Eritrea) - Male Voices with Harp, Drum Itinerant Sudanese workers in Gura Valley, Eritrea 1:29

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