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Ethiopiques Volume 05, Tigrigna Music


"Tigrigna music" refers to music of Tigray and Eritrea. The majorities in each of these territories share the same language, Tigrigna. Tigrigna music, dominant in Tigray and Eritrea, is quite distinct, both rhythmically and melodically, from 'Ethiopian' music, though both share the pentatonic scale. However, the instrument and traditional musical practices are similar, while their names may vary. Aside from the Tigrean Bèzuayènè Zègèyè, most of the artists featured on this album are of Eritrean origin: Tsèhaytu Bèraki, Tèwèodè Rèdda, Tebèreh "Doris Day" Tèsfa-Hunegn, Tèklé Tèsfa-Ezghi.