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Nyabole - Music of the Hamar
Reissue of an 1978 LP of Ethiopian music, recorded 1970-76. Beautifully packaged in slipcase, with 92 page booklet (in German/English). "The men of the Hamar, a south Ethiopian people, still tell of the great deeds of their ancestors from whom they have inherited their heroic will and strong personality. The music of the Hamar is varied: the word painting of the mouth bow, the sound of the flute, the interplay of voice and lyre stand alongside running songs, leaping dances and war songs. Mythical traditions indicate that they originated as immigrants from northern, eastern and western tribes, but we do not know when they developed their distinctive cultural features. At the time when the recordings for this album were made (1970-76), only two rough dirt tracks crossed the area, one from north to south and one from east to west."