Abyssinia Band

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With the flight of its Marxist dictator in 1991, Ethiopia experienced the first heady flush of freedom, and with it the surge of foreign cultural products that had been forbidden for so many years. The…
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With the flight of its Marxist dictator in 1991, Ethiopia experienced the first heady flush of freedom, and with it the surge of foreign cultural products that had been forbidden for so many years. The Abyssinia Band has been one of the most excited and exciting consumers of these new western musical ideas, attempting to blend them with the traditional arrangements of the nation to produce a more modern, textured sound.