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Disc 1
01
Borana Tribe Borana Singing Wells
03 :33
02
Konso Tribe Konso Lyre Song
04 :03
03
Tsemay Tribe Tsemay Song
00 :53
04
Habesha 2000 Band Habesha Traditional Song
02 :21
05 07 :52
06
Azmari Masinko Song
04 :09
07
Dirashe Tribe Dirashe Drum Song
03 :29
Disc 2
01
Mursi Tribe Mursi Song
03 :55
02
Dirashe Tribe Dirashe Lyre Song
05 :47
03
Gedeo Tribe Gedeo Vocals
02 :46
04
Habesha 2000 Band Habesha Traditional Song 2
02 :53
05 04 :12
06
Dorze Tribe Dorze Song
04 :12
07 02 :43
08
Habesha 2000 Band Habesha Traditional Song 3
04 :43
ARTIST
TITLE
Staring Into The Sun: Ethiopian Tribal Music
FORMAT
2LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
SF 074LP SF 074LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/14/2012

A contemporary survey of the tribal music of Ethiopia. Recorded in 2009 by Olivia Wyatt, this double LP showcases an array of mind-blowing sounds from the "land of eternal sunshine." Presented in this visually stunning gatefold are audio examples ranging from remote tribes -- of the Ethiopian highlands, the lower Omo and the Great Rift Valley -- to their electric analogues in the sweaty beerhalls of Addis Ababa. This collection features songs from the Azmari, poet-musicians who play the krar (ancient lyre) and whose song repertoire includes everything from comic improvisation to lyrical elegiac, the Borana whose work songs are a transcendental polyphonic singing that stops time, and the Dirashe whose syncopated panpipes are as otherworldly as anything ever heard. Other selections include music from the Mursi, Druze, Gedeo, Konso, and Tsemay tribes as well as some fine examples of amplified roots music from the capital from the Habesha 2000 Band. This is a limited edition one-time pressing double LP housed in a gatefold full color tip-on sleeve with gorgeous Polaroid shots from Olivia Wyatt.