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Krar Collective / Ethiopia Super Krar
Album:Ethiopia Super Krar Collection:World
Artist:Krar Collective Added:08/2012
Label:World Music Network 

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Add Date:2013-03-09 Pull Date:2013-05-12 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:12 May28 Apr14 Apr31 Mar24 Mar17 Mar
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Album Review
Don Farrell
Reviewed 2013-03-09 
Modern take on traditional Ethiopian music. The London based trio features an amplified krar (five stringed bowl shaped lyre) with the kebero (double headed hand drum) and vocals.
***1: 6:07 fast, pounding rhythm and call & response vocals
2: 7:49 nice solo krar intro., then faster percussion & vocals
3: 5:28 mid tempo, haunting wavering female vocal
***4: 6:01 mid to faster, krar, percussion, vocals & flute. Gets into a mini trance
groove
***5: 6:02 slow intro then faster, features the masengo fiddle with fast vocals.
Nice groove
***6: 3:13 INSTRUMENTAL arranged by jazzman Mulatu Astatke
***7: 4:07 fast male & female vocals
8: 5:03 fast male & female vocals
9: 7:21 male vocal & krar, slow
****10: 7:24 mid tempo, very nice female vocal, krar & percussion

Track Listing
1.Guragigna 6.Mr Astatke
2.Oromigna 7.Ete-Mete
3.Ambassel 8.Welaita
4.Wello 9.Tizita
5.Konso 10.Ende Eyerusalem