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Tetchawet!: Urban Azmaris of the 90's Various Artists

£11.99

Barcode: 3307518295223

  • Format: CD Album
  • Category: World Music
  • Released: 2nd August 2019
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    This is the odd man out in the 'Ethiopiques' series, which is ostensibly dedicated to 'the golden age of Ethiopian music'. However, you could make a case that the fall of the Derg dictatorship in 1992 brought its own golden age, and it was celebrated in the azmaribets, the folk cabarets that proliferated in urban centres, notably Addis Ababa. In many ways, it was pretty much the only popular music available. It's quite folkloric, and inevitably acoustic, and the Addis style, known as bolel ('car exhaust fumes'), as practiced by many of these performers, is often improvised, frequently sarcastic - a revelling in the new freedom.
  • Product Details

    Duration 71.1 mins
    No. of discs 1 disc(s)
    Format: CD / Album
    Label Buda Musique
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