Kibrom Ashebir, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I guess my unique story is that since I was a little kid, I was connected to music in a special way and I hear the music around me passionately. Especially after I joined the Catholic monastery school when I was 12, I have learned the ancient Ethiopian Orthodox Holy chanting (Kidasse) alongside my academic studies. I believe that unique experience changed the way I see music and life in general.
It feels so great to be nominated onAfrima Award 2017 .....3 categories of Best Male Artiste In Eastern Africa, Best Artiste in African Jazz and Best Artist or group in African Traditional... 😉 thank you all who involved in my album God bless you all ......#GlorytoGod 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
The timeless words from the diary of the great poet and warrior King Solomon, in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 is re-kindled in the present day and set to music by multi-instrumental musician, vocalist and composer Kibrom Birhane in his second full-length album "Bo Gizzae Lekulu" which is in "Geez" the ancient Ethiopian language and still used in Ethiopian Orthodox Church; translates to "A Time For Everything".
Sung in Swahili, English and Amharic, 'Mercy' is a collaboration between Nasambu, vocalist, and Kibrom Birhane, pianist and producer, the first single from their upcoming EP, 'Peace, Love and Mercy'. It is a song of hope for nomads around the world
New York (TADIAS) — Learning how to play the krar, a five stringed traditional Ethiopian lyre, at age 8, Kibrom Birhane found himself enthralled by Orthodox chanting. “Always it moves me when I hear music,” he says. And from that time on he knew he wanted to pursue a career in music.
Now available: the debut album from the Ethiopian Roots of Folk and Ethio-Jazz by kibrom, Kibrom's Tizita. Featuring Kibrom on Piano, bass, Vocal, and Masinko and Guest Musicians from all over the world.