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ERITREA

A relatively new country and although small it has produced some very good albums.

This page was last updated on 24/6/16.



ARTISTTITLENUMBERFMTPRICEBUY
ABUBEKER HAGE HASSEN SITTEL - BANNAT (SONGS FROM ERITREA) RPM006-4 TC 6.75 COL
Abubeker's smooth as silk singing and the smoother still chorus of Said Ahmed and Amal Ibrahim had me absolutely totally hooked within seconds. Now based in Berlin, the three singers have teamed up with guitarist/keyboard player Stanley Sarjo, sax player Christian Pointek, acoustic guitarist Jorg Weber and percussionist Neil Procopio to produce some incredibly beautiful and very catchy music. Not just the sweet side of traditional Eritrean songs, they have included acapela and instrumental versions and even a stunning reggae fusion on the brilliant 'Africa'. Definitely Recommended (F.T.Index: Nafkot, Sittel Bannat, Africa, Basky Rema, Edalenya, Edalenya Instrumental, Shamet Kayeh, Sittel Bannat (acapela version), Salem.) [9T/48M]
ARON ABRHAM DEKI HADE RUBA VOL 1. RAGMC101 TC 10.00 COL
This is the first album by Aron and you'll be as surprised as I was when you hear that superb husky and yet sweet voice. So sweet in fact that you'd swear it was a woman's voice you were listening to. However one glance at this ex-fighters moustache on the inlay card will dispel the idea. The music comes from the usual line-up of sax, guitars and keyboards and has a light and bouncy feel to it, some tracks are quite dance orientated in fact but it's Arons lovely voice that really makes the album for me. 1. NABEY ABELET
2. GUAL SUWEA HAWEY
3. AYNCHEKHEKEN
4. LUNA
5. ALOKADO
6. DELO GOBEZ
7. DEKI HADE RUBA
8. FIQREY
9. HEWIT HAFTEY
10. NIMEN KEMERTZI
11. TEGADALIT
12. GUAL SUWEA HAWEY (INST.)
59 MINUTES
FAYTINGA ERITREA 93602 CD 13.85 COL
FAYTINGA NUMEY 092942 CD 13.85 COL
Faytinga spent her early years as a freedom fighter but she has now turned her attention to the songs of the newly independant Eritrea. Shrill but sweet with a magnetic attraction, her beautiful voice trills out over the krars, wata, bengala and percussion backing played by the Sbrit Band. A gorgeously different album that is modern yet has retained its roots sound by sticking to home grown instrumentation. Definitely recommended. [10T/38M] 1. NUMEY
2. MILOBE
3. AMAJO
4. LAGALA FALA FESSO
5. KUNDURA
6. ALEMUYE
7. MILOMALA
8. ASAMEN GANA
9. SALADA GOD
GHIDION BERAKI TEWOFAYNETNA C6402 CD £ 11.99
10 Tracks of traditional songs by Dutch based top artist Ghidion.
TESFAY MEHARI - FEHIRA ZAZIMNAYO VOL 3. RAGMC103 TC £ 10.00
Fehira the most famous singer, songwriter and fighter in the Eritrean Peoples Liberation Army and this is his third album. Recorded in Holland with the exception of the first track which was made in Asmara, it contains a whole range of musical styles. From the traditional Liwan through the hotter dance styles of Zazimnayo and Ambelay to the soft and beautifully sung Raina. The usual guitars, keyboards and absolutely essential sax share the stage with the traditional drums, flute and the beautiful sound of the krar (harp). Awonderful album. (F.T.Index: Zazimnayo, Ambelay, Mfililay, Raina, Gele Alewa. ) [10T/60M] 1. LIWAN
2. ZAZIMNAYO
3. AMBELAY
4. HDAT
5. RAINA
6. HAGEREY
7. MFILILAY
8. ROMAN
9. GELE ALEWA
10. MUSIC
YEMANE GHEBREMICHAEL (Barya) MESOB ADE RAGMC107 TC £ 10.00
The late Yemane Ghebremichael know by his nickname Barya was one of Eritrea's favourite singers. He was exiled during the war but now teams up with the Zemen band to record this album at the Admas Studio in Asmara. From the softly sensuous sounds of Natzanet, he and the band proceed through a lovely set of songs. On the more traditional side the mournful and haunting sound of the title track gives way to the bouncy style of Kulu and its faster cousin Newri. On the modern side Ab Hilmi is simply gorgeous, so to the bubbly sound of Akmiskini with Yermane's softly warbling vocal style and the lovely mix of sax and guitars they come across beautifully. 1. NATZNET YU KIBRET
2. MESOB ADE
3. KULU ENTNAY N'AKI
4. NEWRI AYKONEN FKRI
5. AB HILMI MISAKI HADIRE
6. AKMISKINI HAMOT
7. FERIHEKI'YE
8. ETZBEY ALEKU
60 MINUTES




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