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Abebe Fikade comes from a long line of Azmaris from the Gondar regions. He is a masinqo (single-stringed bow lute) player, vocalist and composer who performs the monochord music of the Azmaris.

Eyerusalem Dubale, performing alongside her husband and fellow Azmari, is a talented vocalist from Gondar.

The Azmaris - Abebe Fikade & Eyerusalem Dubale


The Azmaris, Abebe Fikade and Eyerusalem Dubale, are skilled at improvisation and play an important role in Ethiopian society, like the griots of West Africa.

Batuki Music Society