Friday, April 12, 2024

Sintayehu’s “Tsedey”


Sintayehu Belay, an ambitious artist with a mesmerising voice and a passionate personality debuted her new album on Friday December 30. Her ebullient music brings out smiles and happy vibes in her audience. Her ecstatic energy makes her listenable over and over again.
After working in music for a long time, Sintayehu is now making her official debut with her EP “Tsedey”. This Ep has five songs including the title track Abanenegn coming out with a music video. Sintayehu has developed a modern singing style similar to Aster Awoke and Hamelmal Abate but also takes inspiration and strong influences from traditional Azmari singing techniques which makes her voice and singing unique. The producer Girum Mezmur created a unique Ethiopian retro sound with some modern touches in which he intensively uses Ethiopian modes, rhythms and also combines traditional Ethiopian instruments like Kirar and Masinko fused with some west African musical elements.
Born and raised in Wollo Raya Kobo, in Amhara region; Sintayehu Belay attended her elementary school at Kobo Catholic School and went to Kobo highschool. Then she moved to Dessie and completed her Bachelor’s degree at Dessie Teachers’ College.

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