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by Temesgen

The krar is a five- or six-stringed lyre with a bowl-shaped sound box from Ethiopia. The instrument is tuned to a pentatonic scale. The krar accompanies love songs and secular songs, which makes it an enjoyable accompaniment to a cozy meal.
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1. Don't Do That To Me
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2. Separation Vs Death
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3. My Pretty One
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4. Fellow Countrymen
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5. Keep Pushing
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6. The Book
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7. Don't Forget Me
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8. Just A Student
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9. Avenue Of Love
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10. Untouchable
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11. Come My Love
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12. Longing
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13. Don't You Dare
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Temesgen is an Ethiopian musician living in the United States.

Temesgen was born and raised in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He has been playing the begena and the krar since 1990. He studied the begena with Alemayehu Fanta and the krar with Teshome at the Yared School of Music in Addis Ababa. He now lives in Michigan with his wife, Carol and son, Ariah. A versatile singer-songwriter, Temesgen plays the traditional music of Ethiopia as well as ethno-fusion. His non-traditional work combines elements of Ethiopian music, reggae, Indian music, and blues.


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Andy Lowings

A wonderful spiritual connection to ancient times and simple instruments that create magical moods.