Hailing from London via the city of Addis Ababa, Krar Collective play hypnotic, groove-laden jams centred around the krar harp – a traditional Ethiopian bowl shaped lyre.
They’ve been called "the White Stripes of Ethiopia" due to their stripped back take on contemporary African roots music, turning the lyre into a fuzzed out lead instrument that combines with vocals of Genet Assefa and the driving rhythms of Amare Mulugeta on traditional kebero drums.
Live, they are experts at filling dance-floors, with the Guardian calling them “one of the most rousing, reliable African bands of the year.”
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