Various Artists 22-06-2006. Ethiopie meridionale.
The music of Ethiopia is extremely diverse, with each of Ethiopia's ethnic groups being associated with unique sounds. Ethiopian music uses a distinct modal system that is pentatonic, with characteristically long intervals between some notes. The music of the Ethiopian Highlands uses a fundamental modal system called qenet, of which there are four main modes: tezeta, bati, ambassel, and anchihoy. Three additional modes are variations on the above: tezeta minor, bati major, and bati minor.
The Member Of The Ensemble, Bo Ngai Van Công (Folk Song B4. –A Thao. When Will You Come Back?, La Yo Oh Wih? (Bamboo Zither With Bowl Resonator).
Despite the lack of the more ancient sounds of Ethiopia (there is one piece played on the ancient begena here), it's an outstanding album, with an interesting focus on some of the slickest, jazziest, and yet most foreign-sounding music many Westerners are likely to hear. Give it a spin or two just for curiosity's sake, but keep listening to the hooks.
Boogie Woogie Classics. Folk Music of Ethiopia. Folk Music of Yugoslavia. Folk Music of the Amami Islands. Songs of the Spanish Civil War, Volume 2. Various Artists. The Family Gospel Album.
The music of Ethiopia is a reflection of all the historical and social episodes, such as the military campaigns that various warlords or chiefs had to launch. The music is about war as well as patriotism, songs of victory, songs that incite support for a certain crusade. The music is also about love, with wonderful melodies and poetic lyrics. The spirituality of Ethiopians is expressed in the form of music. All these types of tunes and melodies are prepared and performed using various traditional instruments. Traditional instruments. The masinko is a single-stringed instrument that is used in many parts of the country by several people, including the Amhara, the Tigreans and Oromo.
CreditsTraditional - Composer
|1||Qeddase Mass Excerpt Traditional|
|2||Ethiopian Church Music Traditional|
|4||Judic Falasha Traditional|
|5||Harp of David Traditional|
|6||Wax and Gold Traditional|
|7||Notched Flute Traditional|
|9||Kerar or Bowl Lyre Traditional|
|11||Incitement into Battle Songs|
|12||Gathering in Adi Ugri Traditional|