Video: Alemu Aga “Keto Aykerim Motu”, playing the Begenna, the Harp of David from Ethiopia
About Alemu Aga: He was born in 1950 in Entoto, near Addis Ababa. He has played the Ethiopian traditional lyre Begenna since he was 12, having been trained by a famous master, Aleqa Alemayehu Wolde-Ammanuel, who was his neighbour and teacher at his school.
After graduating from the Addis Ababa University (with a degree in geography), he taught the Begenna at the Yared Music School until 1980.
He now teaches on a voluntary basis and focuses on his research about the Begenna.
Alemu has published numerous audiotapes and several CD’s and appeared in concert worldwide. Nowadays, he is the most highly respected Begenna player of Ethiopia.
Artist: Asnakech Worku / Alemu Aga
Title: Ende Jerusalem – Traditional Music from Ethiopia
Label: Acoustic Music
Cat No: 31910982
To download the CD go to: http://itunes.apple.com/at/album/ende…