Today's post is another straight to cassette recording. This is recording was made in a tejbet, a honey wine bar, in Ethiopia. The patrons of tejbets are often entertained by azmaris, musicians playing most often the masenqo (one-string fiddle) or the krar (lyre). This cassette was most made in a tejbet in Wollo, most probably in the regional capital of Dessie. Here is an hour of an azmari playing the masenqo and singing for the patrons of a tejbet.
Share Unidentified Azmari.zip - 137 MB
The lovely picture of the unidentified Azmari was taken by a photographer I also haven't been able to identified.