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Semhar Isaias - ንጻወት | Nxawet - New Eritrean Music 2015
Semhar Isaias - ንጻወት | Nxawet - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/06/05::
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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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Said Berhanu - Rhus Gamma | ርሑስ ጋማ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Said Berhanu - Rhus Gamma | ርሑስ ጋማ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/05/03::
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Dejen - Krarey | ክራረይ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Dejen - Krarey | ክራረይ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/05/02::
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Tomas Alazar - Cinema Roma - 2015 Eritrean Music
Tomas Alazar - Cinema Roma - 2015 Eritrean Music
DATE: 2015/05/19::
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Ruftalem Abraham - Assey | ኣስይ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Ruftalem Abraham - Assey | ኣስይ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/06/27::
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Eden Kesete - Fleteni | ፍለጠኒ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Eden Kesete - Fleteni | ፍለጠኒ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/05/21::
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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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Tesfay Mengesha - Medhanitey | መድሃኒተይ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Tesfay Mengesha - Medhanitey | መድሃኒተይ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/02/21::
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Yohannes Abraha - Teweriyu | ተወርዩ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Yohannes Abraha - Teweriyu | ተወርዩ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/04/17::
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Biniam Tesfay - Enbeb | ዕንበብ - New Traditional Eritrean Music 2015
Biniam Tesfay - Enbeb | ዕንበብ - New Traditional Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2014/12/24::
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New Eritrean Music - Goytom Afewerki - Asmara
New Eritrean Music - Goytom Afewerki - Asmara
DATE: 2013/11/28::
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Temesghen Yared - New Eritrean Martyrs Day Music 2015
Temesghen Yared - New Eritrean Martyrs Day Music 2015
DATE: 2015/06/20::
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Beraki Gebremedhin - መጽሓፍ ጅግንነት | Metshaf Jigninet - New Eritrean Music 2015
Beraki Gebremedhin - መጽሓፍ ጅግንነት | Metshaf Jigninet - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/05/18::
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Tesfalidet Weldetinsae - Entay Ybehal Alo | እንታይ ይበሃል ኣሎ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Tesfalidet Weldetinsae - Entay Ybehal Alo | እንታይ ይበሃል ኣሎ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/03/21::
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Silvana Mehari - New Eritrean Martyrs Day Music Drama 2015
Silvana Mehari - New Eritrean Martyrs Day Music Drama 2015
DATE: 2015/06/19::
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Feven Tsegay - Cinema Roma - 2015 Eritrean Music
Feven Tsegay - Cinema Roma - 2015 Eritrean Music
DATE: 2015/05/20::
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Hiruye Ibrahim, Emuna Musa - Cinema Roma - 2015 Eritrean Music
Hiruye Ibrahim, Emuna Musa - Cinema Roma - 2015 Eritrean Music
DATE: 2015/05/20::
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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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Melake Abraham - Teyet Kolea | ጥይት ቆልዓ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Melake Abraham - Teyet Kolea | ጥይት ቆልዓ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/02/06::
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Eyasu Tesfahuney - ልበይ
Eyasu Tesfahuney - ልበይ'ዩ ማህደራ | Lbey yu Mahdera - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/06/21::
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Lwam Kibrom - Haneyney | ሃነይነይ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Lwam Kibrom - Haneyney | ሃነይነይ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/04/12::
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Semhar Yohannes - Yehlimeni (Official Video)
Semhar Yohannes - Yehlimeni (Official Video)
DATE: 2014/09/13::
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Beraki Gebremedhin Ft Simret Kidane - Mihret | ምሕረት - New Eritrean Music 2015
Beraki Gebremedhin Ft Simret Kidane - Mihret | ምሕረት - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/04/01::
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Awet Habte - ዕድለይ
Awet Habte - ዕድለይ'ዩ | Ediley'yu - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/05/27::
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Merhawi TeweldeMedhin (Wedi HaleQa)  - New Eritrean Martyrs Day Music 2015
Merhawi TeweldeMedhin (Wedi HaleQa) - New Eritrean Martyrs Day Music 2015
DATE: 2015/06/19::
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Eritrea - Traditional Kunama Music from Eritrea
Eritrea - Traditional Kunama Music from Eritrea
DATE: 2008/10/07::
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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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Senait Amine - Asenifkani - (Official Music Video)
Senait Amine - Asenifkani - (Official Music Video)
DATE: 2014/06/13::
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Tesfalem Arefaine (Korchach) - Meratey - New Eritrean Music
Tesfalem Arefaine (Korchach) - Meratey - New Eritrean Music
DATE: 2013/05/15::
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South Africa Band - Eritrean Independence Day Music 2015
South Africa Band - Eritrean Independence Day Music 2015
DATE: 2015/05/25::
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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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Henok Tesfay - MeQsen | መቕሰን - New Eritrean Music 2015
Henok Tesfay - MeQsen | መቕሰን - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/02/18::
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sudanese music & Eritrean performing 23
DATE: 2011/03/24::
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2013 New Music Freselam Mussie Shingrwa 3rd Stage   Eritrea Song
2013 New Music Freselam Mussie Shingrwa 3rd Stage Eritrea Song
DATE: 2014/05/14::
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Abrar Osman - ሃለው | Hallew - (Official Eritrean Audio Video)
Abrar Osman - ሃለው | Hallew - (Official Eritrean Audio Video)
DATE: 2015/02/25::
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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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Saba Andemariam - 2014 Festival Eritrea Expo | ERiTV Music
Saba Andemariam - 2014 Festival Eritrea Expo | ERiTV Music
DATE: 2014/08/15::
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Haren Tesfay Fihira - Bahti Meskerem - 2015 Eritrea Music
Haren Tesfay Fihira - Bahti Meskerem - 2015 Eritrea Music
DATE: 2015/05/17::
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Habteselassie Abraha Aynome - Cinema Roma - 2015 Eritrean Music
Habteselassie Abraha Aynome - Cinema Roma - 2015 Eritrean Music
DATE: 2015/05/19::
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Ruftalem Abraham - እንዳተፈለጠኒ | Endatefeleteni - New Eritrean Music 2015
Ruftalem Abraham - እንዳተፈለጠኒ | Endatefeleteni - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/06/02::
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eritrean music
eritrean music
DATE: 2008/09/07::
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Tigre Song - Independence Day - New Eritrean Music 2015
Tigre Song - Independence Day - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/05/24::
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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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Mewael Afwerki - ናፍቖት | Nafqhot - New Eritrean Music 2015
Mewael Afwerki - ናፍቖት | Nafqhot - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/06/14::
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Tesfalem Mengisteab - Aelilini | ኣዕልልኒ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Tesfalem Mengisteab - Aelilini | ኣዕልልኒ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/04/23::
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Isaias (Rasha) Saleh - ዘለኽዎ | Zelekhwo - New Eritrean Music 2015
Isaias (Rasha) Saleh - ዘለኽዎ | Zelekhwo - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2015/05/29::
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Tesfalem Arefaine - Amani Libey - (Official Video)
Tesfalem Arefaine - Amani Libey - (Official Video)
DATE: 2014/04/19::
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Tesfay Mengesha - Tizita | ትዝታ - New Eritrean Music 2015
Tesfay Mengesha - Tizita | ትዝታ - New Eritrean Music 2015
DATE: 2014/12/14::
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Jemal Romodan - Eritrea new Love song nsiki do tbideli - YouTube2.flv
Jemal Romodan - Eritrea new Love song nsiki do tbideli - YouTube2.flv
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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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