Ye Katama Hod (The Belly Of The City)

Saba Anglana

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Format: CD

Cat No: FY8229

Release Date:  11 September 2015

Label:  Felmay

Packaging Type:  Digipak

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  885016822927

Genres:  World Music  

  • Description

    The singer and songwriter Saba Anglana was born in Somalia with Ethiopian roots and is now living in Italy. 'Ye Katama Hod' (The Belly of the City) was inspired by Addis Ababa, the sprawling capital city of Ethiopia. 'Ye Katama Hod' speaks of the nostalgia of places and traditions constantly erased by the progress (Tizita), tells the problem of non-membership (Abebech) and the difficulty to recognise herself (Ma Celin Karo); the resulting individual somatization (Gabriel), loss and reacquisition of innocence (Makaan Yara). A reaction opposes to this dissolution (Zarraf) and it's created right there, in the belly of the city. Musically the album digs into traditional structure of pentatonic scales on an acoustic basis, with double bass, drums, accordion and sometimes viola. The structure, as essential and balanced between worlds as possible, create an intimate, personal soundtrack for this global era of deep changes.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Gabriel
      • 2. Tariken
      • 3. Zarraf
      • 4. Markaan Yara
      • 5. Abebech
      • 6. Orod
      • 7. Ma Celin Karo
      • 8. Tizita
      • 9. Roob