Folk Music of Ethiopia

Folk Music of Ethiopia

Various Artists FW04405 / FE 4405

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"


Year Released 1951
Record Label Folkways Records
Source Archive Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
Copyright 2004 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1951 Folkways Records
Genre(s) Islamica; World
Country(s) Eritrea; Ethiopia; Sudan
Instrument(s) Beganna; Coboro; Drum; Harp; Masonquo; Mbilta; Tcherawata; Vocals; Vocals, male
Subject(s) World music
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101 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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