Faytinga

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Faytinga (born Dahab Faid Tinga) is a prominent African singer and musician from Eritrea. She comes from the Kunama people, one of Eritrea’s many tribes, where women and men have equal rights. Born in 1964, she joined the liberation struggle at the age of fourteen, where she was given education and later become a combatant until the liberation in 1991. Her mother was from the Tigrinya people, while her father was a revered freedom fighter among the Kunama people.

Faytinga composes her own songs and also interprets work from well-known poets and composers from Eritrea. When singing, she plays the krar, a small lyre. The CD album "Numey" is Faytinga's first international release on the Paris-based Cobalt label. All of the songs on this album of hers are in her native Kunama language. In 2003, she released her second album "Eritrea". Besides the krar and wata, she also brought guitar, flute, and percussion sounds.

Faytinga has been performing around the world representing Eritrea as a 'cultural ambassador' for her country. She participated in particular to Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan and to Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China. She also attended the Earth Summit 2002 held in Johannesburg, South Africa. More recently, in January 2016, she participated to the live recording of France Musique emission "Couleurs du Monde" "Mama Africa, and from 7 to 9 July 2016 she participated to the Førde Traditional and World Music Festival in Norway.

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Hakuma tia
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Eritrea
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Alemuye
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Buba
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Son of Asmara
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Amajo
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Amajo
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Laga Mesame
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Numey
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For those who have passed away
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Ciao, Ciao
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Kidan Atina
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Sebaki fkri
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Megesha
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Ninber Nrahwa
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Wedi Asmara (Son Of Asmara)
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Videos

Faytinga | KEBKEBA KONE - New Eritrean Music 2017 (Official Music Video)
Faytinga | BESELA - New Eritrean Music 2017 (Official Music Video)
Faytinga | "Behind the scene" Interview (Førde Festival, Norway, 9-Jul-16)
Faytinga | TSEBA TISH'ATE LAM - New Eritrean Live Music 2013
Faytinga | SALA DA GODA - Kunama music from Eritrea
Faytinga | AMAJO - Eritrean live music (with the Asmara All Stars)
Faytinga | ALA SKA - New Eritrean Music 2015 (Official Music Video)
Faytinga | KIDAN ATINA - New Eritrean Live Music 2012
Faytinga | SEBAKI FKRI - New Eritrean Music 2014 (Official Audio)
Faytinga | WEDI ASMARA - New Eritrean Music 2014 (Official Audio)
Faytinga | CIAO, CIAO - New Eritrean Music 2012 (Official Music Video)
Faytinga | MEGESHA - New Eritrean Music 2012 (Official Music Video)
Faytinga | DEGLELE - New Eritrean Music 2018 (Official Music Video)
Faytinga | LELEDIA (Lord Cumbia House Edit)
Faytinga | LEBAM U ZDLE - New Eritrean Music 2018 (Official Music Video)

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