Tafese Tesfaye 1989 Zemana Getem Derasi
In observance of Great Lent, here is begena (bass lyre, King David’s harp) music from an Ethiopian Orthodox monk, circa 1996 (1989 according to the Ethiopia calendar). Contemplate your sinning ways and get with the minimally stark low-end rumble of this ancient instrument.
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