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Folk Music and Ceremonies of Ethiopia

Various Artists
Folk Music and Ceremonies of Ethiopia

In the summer of 1972, Lin Lerner and Chet A. Wollner traveled throughout southwestern Ethiopia, recording the songs, chants, and dances of the various people they met. Folk Music and Ceremonies of Ethiopia documents their journey, exploring the music of Ethiopian ritual with analyses of performance practice, summaries of the stories told through song lyrics, and historical backgrounds which imbue each work with tremendous cultural significance for both individual performers and entire communities. The liner notes also include original transcriptions of song melodies with photos of performers and descriptions of pertinent choreography.

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Track Listing

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Shellela Members of the Tigre Tribe 4:17
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102
Lembola People of the Hagre Salem region 1:25
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103
Camel Song The Adjuran people 4:38
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104
Haile Selassie's 80th Birthday Celebration: Burgi Tribe Members of the Burgi Tribe 4:09
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105
Haile Selassie's 80th Birthday Celebration: Borana Tribe Members of the Borana Tribe 4:35
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106
Personal Song (Somali Woman) Traditional chant, Somali Woman 2:33
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Shepherd's Flute Song Waito Shepherd 3:35
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202
Try His Chance: Drawing from the Sand Josef Belashew 1:41
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203
Amharic National Song Men and Women of the Amhara Tribe 6:13
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204
Wessena Dube Members of the Galla Tribe 2:16
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Trance Chant Garris musicians 4:30

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