Ethiopiques, Vol. 14 CD

Getatchew Mekurya


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Gtatchw Mkurya 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.Gtatchw 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 its time.