Various - Ethiopian Urban And Tribal Music Mindanoo Mistiru / Gold from Wax-LP-South

Various - Ethiopian Urban And Tribal Music Mindanoo Mistiru / Gold from Wax


Recorded 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. tracklisting 2LP Mindanoo Mistiru

LP1 side 1 01/ Drum dirge 02/ Wub Allem 'Beautiful World' 03/ Galla song 04/ Afar divination chant (Jinele) 05/ Two Afar flutes 06/ Anuak toum thumb piano (sanza) 07/ Nuer harp

side 2 01/ Lome. Dorze song 02/ Jigsaw's 'Give Me Money' Song 03/ Bagana 04/ Habeebe ('My Love') Mary Armeede 05/ Nuer dance 06/ Konso dance of the Hrela age grade Gold from Wax CD2 / LP2 side 3 01/Eyo, Dorze song 02/Kofu 03/Anche-Lej-Amaleh 04/Bagana 05/Galla song 06/Harambeh Africa 07/Konso song 08/Msgana side 4 01/Fanno, Mary Armeede 02/Fila Flute Dance 03/Nuer wire strung harp 04/Jung Nai 05/Anuak toum thumb piano 06/Walla-Lam 07/Afar flute