R E U P L O A D
Alemu Aga, begenna master..
Born in 1950 in Entoto, near Addis Ababa, Alemu Aga has played the Ethiopian traditional lyre begenna since he was 12, having been trained by a famous master, Aleqa Tessama Wolde-Ammanuel, who was his neighbour and teacher at his school.
Graduated from the Addis Ababa University (in geography), he taught the begenna at the Yared Music School until 1980. He now teaches on a voluntary basis and focuses on his researches about the begenna.
He has published numerous audiotapes and several CD's and appeared in concert worldwide. Nowadays, Alemu Aga is the most highly respected Begenna player of Ethiopia.
01 Selamta [The Creation] 2:52
02 Fäbälähala [The Creation] 2:40
03 ABBA Gran Motä (Death of the Left-Handed) 5:30
04 Mädägäna Zäläsana Bätbaze (About the Futility of Life) 4:31
05 Instrumental Melody 1:47
06 Tälafino Gomdär 3:52
07 Tene Eko (I Am Yours and You are mine) 5:59
08 Ambasel 6:20
09 Seläla (War Song) 3:56
10 Gämay Eney (Come Little Girl and Chat with Me) 4:25
11 Wayä Luleho 5:03
12 Samni (Kiss Me) 5:17