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Released by Wergo.
WAZA

Music
of the
Berta
from the
Blue Nile

$24


WAZA: MUSIC OF THE BERTA FROM THE BLUE NILE
Audio CD: 76 minutes - 19 tracks - 76 page booklet

The music of the "waza" trumpet groups is considered the most important instrumental music of the Berta, who have been living in the border region of Sudan and Ethiopia since the 19th century. A full ensemble consists of ten to twelve monotone instruments between 50 and 180 centimeters long and the wood blocks, called "bali". The performances usually take place after sunset and are a major event for the inhabitants of a village. Before the pieces begin, a woman sings a song, which is then performed instrumentally. The recordings from 1982/3 are published for the first time on this CD. 76 page booklet includes photos, cultural information and detailed musical insight. The CD was awarded the Quarterly German Record Critics' Award!
tracks
1 Asirbala Junger Herr /
Young Sir
2 If You Say My Name,
I'll Fuck You
3 Dandle / Al-Harib / Zozei
4 Begufudi Heree
Tortani Talhilayu
(A White Eagle Comes
into the Village)
5 Al-Khartoum Bulafoda,
Jinzitayu Amazotayeh
(In Khartoum There Is Plenty)
6 Absira Angimogi Nalyamingo
(What Are You Doing,
Abu Sira?)
7 Gera Esharbeh
Dirhonewtang Maiodufa
(The Woman Slept on
an Old, Dirty...)
8 Akharo
9 Abrahiim Ba'i Wathila Agodi
(Abrahiim Is Crying,
Where Is My Brother?)
10 ABA Musa Ladoiya
(Greetings by ABA Musa!)
11 Trommelsignal
(Drum Signal)
12 Shudalu Baghude
(White Ant 'Termite')
13 Al-Khawaja Bale
Wasalo la Gafilli
(The Litle Khawaja
Came to Gafilli)
14 Balo Shuru (Flutes)
15 Ein Abend Mit
Der Flotengruppe
(An Evening with
the Flute Ensemble)
16 Fasinje? (Where Do You Go?)
17 Sito Gurri Shimon Tano (Somebody Enchanted
a Girl With Black Magic)
18 Hashi Llilo Holli
(Oh Boys, Why Are You
Waiting at the Water Hole?)
19 Hokke / The Harvest Festival

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