Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Krar Cakes: Krar Collective and "Mr Astatke"

Straight outta Ethiopia comes today's random tune by the Krar Collective. Originally from Ethiopia but now based in the UK, the Krar Collective have built their musical style around the krar, a traditional harp, but serve it up with a contemporary modes and rhythms and punctuate it with the vocals of Genet Assefa. They have been dubbed "the Ethiopian White Stripes." You can find this song, Mr Astatke, on their 2012 album Ethiopia Super Krar.