The Lone Quark

5 July 2008

The History of Ethiopian Music – Three More Interviews

Filed under: Music — The Lone Quark @ 8:55 pm

No reference to contemporary Ethiopian music would be complete without mentioning Francis Falceto, the creator of the 23-volume series: Ethiopiques CD series on Buda Music. Here are two interviews with him at the Afropop Worldwide site. Curiously, the titles for his interviews are the same as those for Dr. Shelemay.

Ethiopia: Empire and Revolution

Ethiopia: Diaspora and Return

Here is another interview.  This one was broadcast on NPR on 16 July 2006.

Jazz from the Horn of Africa: ‘Ethiopiques’ While you are at the interview web page, be sure to listen to “The Homeless Wanderer” composed and performed by Tsegué-Maryam Guèbrou. She is a most remarkable musician. Here is her biography on the Ethiopiques blog.

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