Yanna Momina: Afar Ways - Hilfe

Yanna Momina - Afar Ways

Cover von Afar Ways
Yanna Momina
Afar Ways

Label Glitterbeat
Erstveröffentlichung 26.08.2022
Format CD
Lieferzeit 1 – 3 Werktage
Preis 15,95 € (inkl. MwSt. zzgl. Versand)

Yanna Mominas Afar Ways wurde live in einer Stelzenhütte am Horn von Afrika aufgenommen, als der mit einem Grammy ausgezeichnete Produzent und Autor Ian Brennan (Tinariwen, Zomba Prison Project, Ustad Saami) im Frühjahr 2018 Dschibuti besuchte. Das Album konzentriert sich wunderbar auf Mominas klangvollen Gesang und die sparsamste musikalische Untermalung (akustische Gitarre, Handclaps, Kalebasse).


Music is not something the rural Afar people “do for show," Momina asserted. Since most have no television, it is done for their own amusement at night. Every night.

As Yanna Momina and Brennan recorded, the tide came in and they ended-up surrounded by water. Throughout the album, the thatch hut audibly creaks and rocks in the waves.

Born in 1948, Yanna was discovered while accompanied on a two-string shingle played with nails and a matchbox for maracas. She made a name in the region not just for her thrilling vibrato, but for being the rare Afar woman who writes her own songs.

Brennan states, “Yanna has one of the most unique voices I’ve ever heard. She flirts with the edge of chaos without losing control of her idiosyncratic phrasing.”

1. Every One Knows I Have Taken a Young Lover<
>2. Afar Ways<
>3. Honey Bee<
>4. Ahiyole ("Clapping")<
>5. For My Husband<
>6. Heya (Welcome)<
>7. The Donkey Doesn't Listen<
>8. My Family Won't Let Me Marry the Man I Love (I Am Forced To Wed My Uncle)