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by World Music Network September 21, 2012


Krar Collective: Making Tracks Tour

Funked Up Ethiopian Roots

Newsflash! Have you heard Krar Collective's new album Ethiopia Super Krar? If you haven't, check it out on their CD link below. The group has been waiting for the launching of their debut album with Riverboat Records and to celebrate this they performed songs from their album at the Rich Mix this week. Discover Krar Collective's music and the haunting sounds of the authentic traditional Ehtiopian instrument, the krar. 

This London-based Ethiopian three-piece, centred on the traditional krar harp, were one of the grooviest and most hypnotic bands at Damon Albarn's recent Africa Express bonanza. Expect an ultra-repetitive funky dance marathon. Time Out

The group also recently performed on the Africa Express alongside 80 or so other world class musicians. If you were unable to catch them on the Africa Express tour then join in on Making Tracks.  Krar Collective are performing on Making Tracks concert series which works in partnership with twelve live venues and aims to bring music from around the globe to a local setting. Do not miss the chance to see them live in London launching their dynamic UK Making Tracks tour! You can still catch them in concerts around the UK. 

Ethiopia Super Krar

Krar Collective serve up mind-blowing Ethiopian grooves on this excellent debut. Armed with their krar, kebero drums and stunning vocals, they have created Ethiopia Super Krar – an album rooted in tradition, and soaked with attitude.


You can join Krar Collective on the following dates from their Making Tracks Tour: 

30 Sep: The Sage Gateshead, Gateshead, UK (Making Tracks)
02 Oct: The Junction, Cambridge, UK (Making Tracks)
04 Oct: Mac, Birmingham, UK (Making Tracks)
05 Oct: NCEM, York, UK (Making Tracks)
07 Oct: The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK (Making Tracks)
09 Oct: Apex, Bury St Edmunds, UK (Making Tracks)
10 Oct: Colston Hall, Bristol, UK (Making Tracks)
11 Oct: Pontardawe Arts Centre, Swansea, UK (Making Tracks)
12 Oct: Lighthouse, Poole, UK (Making Tracks)

Krar Collective Making Tracks Large

 The music video below is a live performance of one of the tracks featuring on Ethiopia Super Krar. 'Guragigna' is one of the several traditional songs that represents an Ethiopian tribe or geographical region.