ethiopian urban and tribal music

Mindanoo Mistiru / Gold from Wax

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SR434
digipack 2CD + 20 pages booklet
2LP black vinyl + insert

Authentic music recorded in the Empire of Ethiopia in 1971 by Ragnar Johnson and Ralph Harrisson.

Mindanoo Mistiru means 'What is the Unknown?'
Gold from Wax refers to the layers of meaning in Amharic poetry.

Ethiopia has many languages and styles of music. These recordings were made in the Empire of Ethiopia in 1971. The music recorded in Addis Ababa uses masenko fiddles, craar and bagana lyres, washint flutes and kabaro drums. There is folk music played in Addis Ababa tej beit bars with vocals, craar, masenko, washint and kabaro, Ethiopian Christian songs accompanied by the bagana large 'Harp of David' and Mary Armeede's craar accompanied Amharic sung poetry. There are Afar chants and flutes from the Danakil Desert, Anuak thumb piano, Nuer harp, laments and drumming, a Konso dance and a Gidole flute dance from the Sudan and Kenya borderlands.

TRACK LISTING 2CD / 2LP 28 TRACKS

Mindanoo Mistiru
CD1 / LP1
side 1
01 Drum dirge 2.23
02 Wub Allem 'Beautiful World' 4.31
03 Galla song 2.33
04 Afar divination chant (Jinele) 8.20
05 Two Afar flutes 2.16
06 Anuak toum thumb piano (sanza) 3.48
07 Nuer harp 1.53
side 2
01 Lome. Dorze song 3.24
02 Jigsaw's 'Give Me Money' Song 4.51
03 Bagana 4.04
04 Habeebe ('My Love') Mary Armeede 8.58
05 Nuer dance 2.36
06 Konso dance of the Hrela age grade 1.18

Gold from Wax
CD2 / LP2
side 3
01 Eyo, Dorze song 2.39
02 Kofu 3.12
03 Anche-Lej-Amaleh 3.12
04 Bagana 2.17
05 Galla song 3.14
06 Harambeh Africa 1.36
07 Konso song 3.31
08 Msgana 4.56
side 4
01 Fanno, Mary Armeede 12.15
02 Fila Flute Dance 3.09
03 Nuer wire strung harp 3.09
04 Jung Nai 1:03
05 Anuak toum thumb piano 4.48
06 Walla-Lam 1.26
07 Afar flute 1.28

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/library/music/2-06-06_harambeh-africa.mp3;jsessionid=2D34AB7AAE7EB641FF176F4924B5E59F

/library/music/1-08-08_lome-dorze-song.mp3;jsessionid=2D34AB7AAE7EB641FF176F4924B5E59F

/library/music/1-13-13_konso-dance.mp3;jsessionid=2D34AB7AAE7EB641FF176F4924B5E59F

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Mary Armeede, Amharic poet , with an eight-stringed craa