Seleshe Damessae (also known as Sileshi Demissie and Gashe Abera Molla) is an
extraordinary singer and musician from Ethiopia. He uses a complex vocal
styling, sung in Amharic, his native language. He accompanies himself on the
krar, a 6-string lyre which dates back to the ancient civilizations of the Nile.
Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Seleshe Damessae began studying the krar at an
early age with his father, and later attended the Yared School of Music. He
spent nearly four years studying traditional Ethiopian culture in northern rural
areas, and today is highly respected for his knowledge of the vocal and
instrumental music of his native land... second part in the next post...
For the time being, we enjoy this Ethiopian artist in a wonderful song which has the title "Aya Ho Ho"...