Πέμπτη, 15 Μαΐου 2014

Ethiopia: Seleshe Damessae - Chey Belew

...the second part...

Seleshe is also a skilled instrument maker who builds and plays a variety of folk instruments such as krars, fiddles, harps and drums. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Africa.

Seleshe Damessae founded the Gashe Abera Molla Association, upon returning to Addis Ababa after 20 years as a successful singer in the United States and decided to address the social and environmental problems that plagued his home city. He set up the new organization and named it after a character in his songs - Gashe Abera, the old man who takes care of his local community.

"Chey Belew" is the title of the second and last song we listen from this remarkable Ethiopian musician...

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