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Song of the Ari People


The Ari people of Southwest Ethiopia treat the human voice as a cherished instrument: exploring its entire acoustic range by varying registers, timbres and vowel resonance; their grand-scale polyphonies are highly sophisticated, yet not without elements of spontaneity and surprise. This song, Lalare is a mixed polyphony often sung on grand occasions.

Credit: Ari Polyphonies. 2002 OCORA Radio France

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