Amharic Hits And Experimental Traditions
- Artist: Ethio Stars & Tukul Band
- Album-No: CD-PIR44
- Country: East Africa - Ethiopia
- Style: Africa, Reggae
- File under: East Africa / Ethiopia / Urban / Traditional / Experimental
- Country of production: Germany
- Released: 1992
- Rights: Please contact the Piranha Records Team, which takes care of all publishing, licensing and legal affairs.
On this album the music of Ethiopia is presented by two different bands:
Ethio Stars (track 1-6) & Tukul Band (track 7-11).
Ethiopian popular music is in its very nature multi-national. In addition to strong Ethiopian traditional roots, other elements derive from various currents of popular music from soul and jazz to italian hitsand Islamic vocal styles. The result is a completely original kind of contemporary Ethiopian popular music. It could be described as "Arabic soul singer plays Amharic-Italian funky jazz".
Instruments: KRAR is a lyre with six strings. MASINKO is the only bow-instrument of Ethiopia, a violin with only one string. Tukul Band uses an electric amplyfied Masinko. WASHINT is a bamboo-flute, usually with 4 wholes.
001. Tiz Balegn Gize
length: 5:15 | vocals/instrumental: male
002. Eshet Eshet
length: 7:00 | vocals/instrumental: male
length: 3:25 | vocals/instrumental: instrumental
length: 4:30 | vocals/instrumental: instrumental
length: 3:00 | vocals/instrumental: instrumental
006. Akale Woube
length: 2:37 | vocals/instrumental: instrumental
007. Konso Music
length: 4:25 | vocals/instrumental: instrumental