Religious Music of the Falashas (Jews of Ethiopia)

Religious Music of the Falashas (Jews of Ethiopia)

Various Artists FW04442 / FE 4442

This album features the religious music of Ethiopian Jews, known as Falashas. While most Falashas--and Ethiopians in general--speak Amharic, the tracks on this album are in Geez. There is no evidence the Falashas have ever spoken Hebrew. Liner notes include photographs as well as a brief history and description of the Falasha culture.

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) Judaica; World
Country(s) Ethiopia
Culture Group(s) Jewish; Jews, Ethiopian
Language(s) Amharic; Ge'ez
Subject(s) Jewish; World music

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101 Prayer for Passover 01464A1 n/a 1:36
102 Prayer for New Year 0146A2 n/a 1:20
103 Prayer for Passover 01464B1 n/a 1:46
104 Prayer "Adonai" for Saturday 0146B2 n/a 2:24
201 Prayer of Absolution 01465A1 n/a 3:03
202 Prayer "Adonai" for Weekdays 01465A2 n/a 2:25
203 Responsive Reading 01465B n/a 2:26
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