Krar Collective

Hypnotic Ethiopian groove

Temesgen Zeleke Krar
Grum Begashaw Kebero
Genet Assefa Vocals

The Krar Collective plays loud, fast and funky! One of the grooviest and most spellbinding groups of the London scene, this trio serves up hypnotic rhythms, created by blending traditional Ethiopian music with elements of Western rock and funk. Born of an explosive combination of the krar, a traditional six-string lyre, transformed into an ancestor of the rock guitar after being electrified by the magician Temesgen Zelekele, the blazing kebero drums of Mulatu Astatke, and the stunning voice of singer Genet Assefa, the ensemble strikes a superb balance between deep roots and subtle innovations, to create an energetic and captivating groove.