Synthesizer is ‘cancer of Ethiopian Music’

It seems that the synthesizer has taken over in Ethiopia, replacing traditional instruments and ‘enabling untrained musicians, who were often untalented as well, to issue discs at one-tenth the price demanded previously.’

So states an article in Haaretz which calls synthesizers the ‘cancer of Ethiopian music’.

To my mind, synths will never replace the need or desire for real instruments being played by talented musicians. Everything has its place.

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Via Synthtopia.