The Krar Collective

Tagged with: Krar Genet Asefa Genet Assefa Temesegen Tareken Temesgen Zeleke Robel Tesfaye Kebero Geata Krar Collective Ethiopia Africa harp Kazum Kazum! Sebastian Merrick GEAT Super Krar Ethiopia Riverboat Africa Express World Music

Krar is the Ethiopian 5 or 6 stringed harp.

The KRAR COLLECTIVE (aka Geata Krar Collective) are Temesegen Tareken (aka Temesgen Zeleke), a former pupil of veteran Ethiopian vibraphone player Mulatu Astatke, on Krar, Robel Tesfaye on traditional Ethiopian Kebero drums, and singer-dancer Genet Asefa. They are sometimes joined by other musicians, singers and full dance show with 4 dancers.

"Dynamic roots music and dance from different parts of Ethiopia"

The band developed through Genna Ethiopian Arts and Theatre (GEAT) and has performed regularly at Celebrating Sanctuary festival as well as at other festivals and venues in the UK.

GEATA KRAR COLLECTIVE bring you dynamic roots music from different parts of Ethiopia and different tribal traditions with a contemporary edge.

"I never expected to find this Ethiopian music gem hidden away in London. Krar Collective manage to achieve the right balance between the rawness of their roots and the subtleties of their innovative spirit. Precise without being too academic, funky without being too loose. I was really impressed." (ANDY MORGAN, former manager of Tinariwen)

"Krar Collective were sensational" (JILL TURNER, Gondwana Sound)

Don't expect to sit still at a Krar Collective gig! This is music to take you to a different place, to move your soul and rock you with hypnotic rhythms.

In 2012 The Krar Collective took part in the Africa Express project along with many big name artists and also released their debut album "Ethiopia Super Krar".

To read a review of a 2012 concert (4th October) at the mac in Birmingham, click here:

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Sebastian Merrick
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