9 Aug 2022

Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA: VOCAL AND INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

'Ethiopia is home to over 80 ethnic groups, each with their own distinct musical culture – there’s much more to its folk music than azmaris. This double album of field recordings from the 1960s represents all sorts of traditional music from the length and breadth of the country, from interlocking flute ensembles and thumb pianos to multi-part polyphonic singing and the sounds of a raucous tejbet (honey-wine parlour).'

'Field recordings by Jean Jenkins (cd1) and Ralph Harrisson & Ragnar Johnson (cd2) between 1964 and 1971. This double CD presents a wide variety of music related to the ceremonial and festive activities of daily life, mostly tribal music, with some examples of urban music, bar music, love songs and imported instruments.'


Unknown Artist – Ethiopie (Musiques Vocales Et Instrumentales)

Label: Ocora – C 580055/56
Format: 2 x CD, Compilation
Country: France
Released: 1994
Style: African, Field Recording

Disc 1 : Ethiopie: Polyphonies Et Techniques Vocales

Recorded with the support of Office de coopération radiophonique.
Songs performed by members of the Dorze, Rashaida, Ghimira, Gidole, Maji, Aderi, Sidamo, Guji, Tigre and Galla Ethiopian ethnic groups.

1. Musique Dorzé 3:33
2. Musique Rashaida 3:32
3. Musique Ghimira 1:48
4. Musique Gidolé 1:02
5. Musique Ghimira 3:29
6. Musique Maji 3:05
7. Musique Aderi 1:59
8. Musique Sidamo 1:41
9. Musique Maji 1:28
10. Musique Guji 3:33
11. Récitatif Tigré 2:04
12. Musique Arussi Galla 3:01
13. Musique Maji 2:38
14. Musique Tigré 3:42

Disc 2 : Musiques Ethiopiennes

1. Chant De Louange 3:20
2. Musique De Tej Beit (Tradition Amharique) 3:14
3. Hymne Avec Beganna (Tradition Amharique) 3:04
4. Chant D'amour (Tradition Amharique) 13:22
5. Chant Avec Tambours Et Hochets 4:53
6. He-le-leampapa, Chant Dorzé 3:29
7. Lyre Nuer 2:59
8. Sanza Tour (Tradition Anuak) 2:41
9. Chasse À L'oryx, À La Flûte Afar 1:35
10. Jinele, Chant De Divination 6:09
11. Danse Fila Avec Flûtes 2:20