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Samson Kidane

Samson Kidane, singer and songwriter from Eritrea, live in Cologne, Germany and writes his songs on the krar, the national musical Instrument of Eritrea. This plucked instrument is similar to the ancient lyre European and West African kora harp. This rare instrument is played today only in the zones adjacent to the Nile countries of Africa, and the Arabian peninsula. With his music Samson Kidane miraculously combine his African roots with modern music styles such as hip-hopreggae and rock. But still you can hear his songs with East African and Arabic influences.


Samson Kidane