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Nahom Yohannes - Seb Entay Zeybele | ሰብ እንታይ ዘይበለ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Nahom Yohannes - Seb Entay Zeybele | ሰብ እንታይ ዘይበለ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2014/12/21::
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New Eritrean Song 2015 "Sdet" by Mihretab Ghebrezghi (Sandro)
New Eritrean Song 2015 "Sdet" by Mihretab Ghebrezghi (Sandro)
DATE: 2015/03/04::
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Eden Kesete - Aytegdeani Lbey | ኣይተግድዓኒ ልበይ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Eden Kesete - Aytegdeani Lbey | ኣይተግድዓኒ ልበይ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/01/30::
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New Eritrean Music 2015 - Haneyney | ሃነይነይ - Lwam Kibrom
New Eritrean Music 2015 - Haneyney | ሃነይነይ - Lwam Kibrom
DATE: 2015/04/12::
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Robel Michael - Mezekerta - (Official Video)
Robel Michael - Mezekerta - (Official Video)
DATE: 2014/01/07::
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Thomas Alazar - ኣይንፈላለ | Aynfelale - (Official Eritrean Audio Video)
Thomas Alazar - ኣይንፈላለ | Aynfelale - (Official Eritrean Audio Video)
DATE: 2015/02/23::
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New Eritrean Music 2015 - Medhanitey | መድሃኒተይ - Tesfay Mengesha
New Eritrean Music 2015 - Medhanitey | መድሃኒተይ - Tesfay Mengesha
DATE: 2015/02/21::
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New Eritrean Music 2015 -  Aelilini | ኣዕልልኒ - Tesfalem Mengisteab
New Eritrean Music 2015 - Aelilini | ኣዕልልኒ - Tesfalem Mengisteab
DATE: 2015/04/23::
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Robel Misgina - Ntehalale | ንተሓላለ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Robel Misgina - Ntehalale | ንተሓላለ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/04/08::
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Beraki Gebremedhin - መርዓት ሙሉሶት / Merat Mulsot - (Official Video)
Beraki Gebremedhin - መርዓት ሙሉሶት / Merat Mulsot - (Official Video)
DATE: 2014/11/09::
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Said Berhanu - Aynresasae | ኣይንረሳሳዕ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Said Berhanu - Aynresasae | ኣይንረሳሳዕ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2014/11/14::
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New Eritrean Music 2015 - ጥይት ቆልዓ | Teyet Kolea - Melake Abraham
New Eritrean Music 2015 - ጥይት ቆልዓ | Teyet Kolea - Melake Abraham
DATE: 2015/02/06::
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New Traditional Eritrean Music 2015 - ዕንበብ | Enbeb - Biniam Tesfay
New Traditional Eritrean Music 2015 - ዕንበብ | Enbeb - Biniam Tesfay
DATE: 2014/12/24::
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Beraki Gebremedhin - Weg
Beraki Gebremedhin - Weg'e Mezanu | ወግዒ መዛኑ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/04/10::
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Said Berhanu - Grmtey | ግርምተይ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Said Berhanu - Grmtey | ግርምተይ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2014/11/27::
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Tesfay Mengesha New Song - Tizita | ትዝታ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Tesfay Mengesha New Song - Tizita | ትዝታ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2014/12/14::
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New Eritrean Music 2015 - ርሑስ በዓል | Rhus Beal - Teddy Kef
New Eritrean Music 2015 - ርሑስ በዓል | Rhus Beal - Teddy Kef
DATE: 2015/01/06::
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New Eritrean Music - Goytom Afewerki - Asmara
New Eritrean Music - Goytom Afewerki - Asmara
DATE: 2013/11/28::
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Hermon Berhane - Aboy Aflitini | ኣቦይ ኣፍልጥኒ - New Eritrean Music 2014
Hermon Berhane - Aboy Aflitini | ኣቦይ ኣፍልጥኒ - New Eritrean Music 2014
DATE: 2014/06/25::
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Eritrean Mass Online Music Collaboration Project 2013 FINALE VIDEO!
Eritrean Mass Online Music Collaboration Project 2013 FINALE VIDEO!
DATE: 2013/08/27::
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New Eritrean Music 2015 - ምኽኣል ስኢነዮ | Mekeal Seineyo - Sabur Abdu
New Eritrean Music 2015 - ምኽኣል ስኢነዮ | Mekeal Seineyo - Sabur Abdu
DATE: 2015/01/23::
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Eritrea - Bilen Traditional Music from Eritrea
Eritrea - Bilen Traditional Music from Eritrea
DATE: 2008/10/08::
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Ftsum Beraki - Emntey - (Official Eritrean Video)
Ftsum Beraki - Emntey - (Official Eritrean Video)
DATE: 2015/01/26::
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Sawan Sewran si New Eritrean Song 2014 By Temesgen (Bazigar)
Sawan Sewran si New Eritrean Song 2014 By Temesgen (Bazigar)
DATE: 2014/10/11::
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Tedros Mengistu - Akhliley | ኣኽሊለይ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Tedros Mengistu - Akhliley | ኣኽሊለይ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/01/24::
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Hagos Suzinino
Hagos Suzinino 'Raka' - New Eritrea Musical Comedy
DATE: 2014/09/12::
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Eritrea new music tesfalem korchach sdet
Eritrea new music tesfalem korchach sdet
DATE: 2014/11/29::
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New Eritrean Music Aron Negasi "Hanti Eritrea" 2014
New Eritrean Music Aron Negasi "Hanti Eritrea" 2014
DATE: 2014/05/17::
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Silvana Mehari - Timertsenidoe Eritrean Music Video 2015
Silvana Mehari - Timertsenidoe Eritrean Music Video 2015
DATE: 2015/03/02::
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New Eritrean Music - ኣይትሰከፊ | Aytsekefi - Merhawi Sbhatleab
New Eritrean Music - ኣይትሰከፊ | Aytsekefi - Merhawi Sbhatleab
DATE: 2014/11/01::
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Isaac Simon - Emo Yelen New Eritrean Music 2015
Isaac Simon - Emo Yelen New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2014/12/19::
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Temesgen Fishaye -  Gual Adey | ጓል ዓደይ - New Traditional Eritrean Music 2014
Temesgen Fishaye - Gual Adey | ጓል ዓደይ - New Traditional Eritrean Music 2014
DATE: 2014/04/20::
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Eritrea New Music Kokobey Bi Merhawi
Eritrea New Music Kokobey Bi Merhawi
DATE: 2012/11/22::
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eritrea tigre music 3ADAT NAY BADIER  by abdu aboubakier (عادات ناي بدير )
eritrea tigre music 3ADAT NAY BADIER by abdu aboubakier (عادات ناي بدير )
DATE: 2015/02/07::
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Eritrea New music ISAIAS DEBESAY Awet n Hafash 2014
Eritrea New music ISAIAS DEBESAY Awet n Hafash 2014
DATE: 2014/11/03::
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Senait Amine - Nlale - (Official Video)
Senait Amine - Nlale - (Official Video)
DATE: 2013/12/11::
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Sudanese Song for Eritrean Independence Day 2014 - Rita - ريتا
Sudanese Song for Eritrean Independence Day 2014 - Rita - ريتا
DATE: 2014/05/25::
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Eritrean Love Song 2013 (Sebeb) By Mihreteab Gebrezgi (Sandro)
Eritrean Love Song 2013 (Sebeb) By Mihreteab Gebrezgi (Sandro)
DATE: 2013/03/30::
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Eritrea New music momona makda   YouTube
Eritrea New music momona makda YouTube
DATE: 2014/05/17::
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Korchach - ህያብ Hiyab - New Eritrean Music 2014
Korchach - ህያብ Hiyab - New Eritrean Music 2014
DATE: 2014/05/24::
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Abera Beyene - Lomi | ሎሚ - New Traditional Eritrean Music 2015
Abera Beyene - Lomi | ሎሚ - New Traditional Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/01/25::
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New Eritrean Music 2015 - MeQsen | መቕሰን - Henok Tesfay
New Eritrean Music 2015 - MeQsen | መቕሰን - Henok Tesfay
DATE: 2015/02/18::
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Eritrea - Tigrinya Cultural Music from Eritrea
Eritrea - Tigrinya Cultural Music from Eritrea
DATE: 2008/10/07::
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New Eritrean Music - Temesghen Yared - Fiyorika Feriheyo
New Eritrean Music - Temesghen Yared - Fiyorika Feriheyo
DATE: 2013/10/09::
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Tesfalem Arefaine - Amani Libey - (Official Video)
Tesfalem Arefaine - Amani Libey - (Official Video)
DATE: 2014/04/19::
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Eritrea New  Music Song Henok NaGo   Asli
Eritrea New Music Song Henok NaGo Asli
DATE: 2014/04/21::
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Eritrea New Music 2012 Yemane Baria ``Kemeleki``
Eritrea New Music 2012 Yemane Baria ``Kemeleki``
DATE: 2014/05/19::
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Michael G. Krstos - Awdamet - (Official Eritrean Video)
Michael G. Krstos - Awdamet - (Official Eritrean Video)
DATE: 2014/08/14::
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Eritrea - Traditional Kunama Music from Eritrea
Eritrea - Traditional Kunama Music from Eritrea
DATE: 2008/10/07::
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New Eritrean Music 2015 - ርዒምክለይ
New Eritrean Music 2015 - ርዒምክለይ'ዶ | Riemkley'do - Afwerki Kidane
DATE: 2014/12/31::
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Eritrea is a country in the Horn of Africa. Perhaps the most famous Eritrean musicians in history are Engineer Asgedom Woldemichael, Bereket Mengisteab, Yemane Baria, Osman Abderrehim, Alamin Abdeletif and Atowe Birhan Segid, some of whose music was banned by the Ethiopian government in the 1970s. Also of note is Bereket Mengistab, who has had a lengthy career, and 60s legends Haile Ghebru and Tewolde Redda. The latter was one of the first electric guitar players in the Horn region, a singer, and reportedly a writer of the famous Eritrean independence song "Shigey habuni", with an allegedly coded political love theme.

Eritrean music is distinguished by its unique rhythm. Modern popular stars include Bereket Mengistab, Teklé Tesfa-Ezighe Tekele Kifle Mariam (Wedi Tukul), Tesfai Mehari (Fihira), Osman Abderrehim, Abrar Osman, Abraham Afwerki, Yemane Ghebremichael, Idris Mohamed Ali, Alamin Abdeletif, Tsehaytu Beraki, Atewebrhan Segid and Berekhet Mengisteab.

Folk music[edit]

Traditional instruments include the stringed kraar, kebero, lyre, kobar and the wata (a distant/rudimentary cousin of the violin).

Popular music[edit]

Modern Eritrean popular music can be traced back to the late 1960s, when the MaHber Theatre Asmara began to produce stars like Osman Abderrehim, Alamin Abdeletif, Yemane Ghebremichael (also commonly known as Yemane Baria), Jabber, Ateweberhan Seghid, Yonus Ibrahim, Tsehaytu Beraki, Tewolde Redda, Teberh Tesfahiwet, Elsa Kidane and Tukabo.[1]

Since then, some musicians, like kraar-player Dawit Sium, Yohannes Tikabo, Dehab Faytinga (also commonly known as Faytinga), Asmara All Stars and Temesgen Gebreselassie (also commonly known as Taniqo) have helped to incorporate the core indigenous Eritrean musical elements in popular music. Imported styles of music from Europe, North America, and elsewhere in the Horn region, are also very popular in urban areas of Eritrea.

Dancing[edit]

Traditional Eritrean Tigrinya dancing involves two main styles of dance. In the first which is called 'quda', the dancers form a circle and slowly circumambulator or move around in an endless circular motion to the rhythm of the music. Then, they cease the circular musical flow/motion and dance in pairs or 3's facing each other for a short while before resuming the circular motion in a file again. During this time, they shuffle their feet to the beat of the music and bob their shoulders in a rhythmic fashion. Female dancers usually move their shoulders more than the male dancers. Towards the end, the musical tempo increases and the drum beat quickens to signal this musical crescendo. The dancers round off their dancing by facing each other in twos and threes and moving their shoulders faster. This can also involve jumping and bending one's knees, as well as going down to the floor to sit in a squatting position while bobbing those shoulders and moving the head sideways to the strong drum beats.

In the second style of dance, two groups (often a group of men and a group of women) line up and face each other. The dance features a skipping step to the music. Periodically, the two groups will change places, dancing across the floor and passing each other in the process.

Traditional dances practiced by Eritrea's other Afro-Asiatic communities include those by the Saho, which involve jumping on each leg in rhythm with the beat. The related Afar, Tigre, Bilen and Hidareb have similar moves. Additionally, the Rashaida also have their own unique dances.

Dancing by the Nilo-Saharan Kunama involves raising bead-strung legs in sync with the rhythm of the music. The related Nara have similar traditions.

Sibrit[edit]

In 1994, a year after Eritrea declared its independence and gained international recognition, a group of musicians were brought together under the direction of Kahsay Gebrehewet as part of Eritrea’s nation building efforts.[2] The musicians, who had previously performed in various revolutionary music groups, were brought together as the national music and dance troupe, Sibrit, which means heritage.[3] Sibrit perform music and dance from all nine of Eritrea's main ethnic groups (Afar, Bilen, Hedareb, Saho, Kunama, Nara, Rashaida, Tigre and Tigrinya), they feature regularly on Eritrean radio and television shows and perform as representatives of Eritrean culture around the world.[2] Their instrumentation includes the amplified krar, bass krar and percussion.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asmarino.com
  2. ^ a b c Matthew Lavoie (25 August 2009). "Eritrea’s Guayla King, Bereket Mengisteab". Voice of America News. 
  3. ^ Efrem, Samrawit (11 November 2009). "Sibrit Cultural Troupe Celebrating Eritrean culture diversity". Shabait.com. Retrieved 2 October 2014. 

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