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Roaring Abyss


There are more than eighty different nationalities and cultures spread along the mountains, deserts and forests of Ethiopia. Roaring Abyss is a sound journey through the different music styles from this part of the world.

Nowadays many of the traditional instruments in Ethiopia have been replaced for electronic keyboards, and many local traditional bands have been reduced to a front (wo)man singing along to a keyboard which plays beats and melodies all in one.

The Roaring Abyss team spent two years performing field recordings around Ethiopia trying to unveil the music universe, in order to keep a record of an endangered music tradition.