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Gétatchèw Mèkurya is the 'inventor' of a distinctive musical style. Amongst Ethiopia's vocal genres, there exists a form of singing that is purely warlik: epic and declamatory, harsh and hoarse-voiced: « shellela ». Gétatchèw had the idea of transposing the genre to his saxophone, creating a musical form that is daring, improvisational, angry and impetuous, a sort of free jazz before it's time.
Gétatchèw Mèkurya is the 'inventor' of a distinctive musical style. Amongst Ethiopia's vocal genres, there exists a form of singing that is purely warlik: epic and declamatory, harsh and hoarse-voiced: « shellela ». Gétatchèw had the idea of transposing the genre to his saxophone, creating a musical form that is daring, improvisational, angry and impetuous, a sort of free jazz before it's time.
723724563926
Getatchew Mekurya - Ethiopiques, Vol. 14

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Format: CD
Label: BUD
Catalog: 82256
Rel. Date: 05/06/2003
UPC: 723724563926

Ethiopiques, Vol. 14
Artist: Getatchew Mekurya
Format: CD
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DISC: 1

1. Yegenet Muziqa
2. Shellela
3. Aha Gedawo
4. Antchi Hoye
5. Ambassel
6. Almaz Yeharerwa
7. Yene Hassab Gwadegna
8. Shemonmwanaye
9. Gofere / Antchi Hoye
10. Aynotche Terabu
11. Akale Wube
12. Tezeta
13. Gedamay
14. Muziqa Heywete
15. Shellela Besaxophone

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Gétatchèw Mèkurya is the 'inventor' of a distinctive musical style. Amongst Ethiopia's vocal genres, there exists a form of singing that is purely warlik: epic and declamatory, harsh and hoarse-voiced: « shellela ». Gétatchèw had the idea of transposing the genre to his saxophone, creating a musical form that is daring, improvisational, angry and impetuous, a sort of free jazz before it's time.
        
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