composer: Seleshe Demassae
Children's Songs from Ethiopia
Seleshe Demassae: voice, krar, composition / Circus Ethiopia / Children from the Sedest Kilo Quarter of Addis Abeba / Choir of the German Church School in Addis Abeba / Souleymane Touré: drums / Ethiopian Friends in Berlin
Edition: CD - 80-Seiten Booklet
"May the wind blow and bring you to me" goes the title song of CD Sorene. Sorene, the wild bird in the national colors of green, red, and yellow, is not just a potential hit song by the contemporary azmari Seleshe, who works in a tradition over a thousand years old, but is also a hymn to the new. Seleshe Demassae, singer-poet, krar player, and composer, awakens the musical traditions of his homeland in twenty-one musical tales, along with children from Addis Abeba, the drummer Souleymane Touré, and friends from Berlin's Ethiopian community.