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the ex & fendika

lale guma / addis hum

ex records



7"

Released: 25th May 2015

£6.99


A musical cooperation between The Ex and the Ethiopian accoustic band Fendika.

The Ex have a long history with Ethiopian music and have worked with Fendika for 6 years – at European and American festivals and also in Ethiopia. Slowly they grew closer and the result is stunnning. The typical Ex rythms and riffs, combined with traditional instruments such as the one string masinko, kobero drums and the great voice of singer Nardos. Addis Hum is based on Gue, a traditional Ethiopian Gurage song. Lale Guma is a song by Ayelew Mesfin and the Fetan Band. Both are chants which narrate battles and account for the heroes, sung to boost confidence and inspiration.

lale guma / addis hum

Tracklist

  1. LALE GUMA
  2. ADDIS HUM