“one of the most rousing, reliable new African bands of the year” The Guardian

“one of the grooviest and most hypnotic bands at Damon Albarn's recent Africa Express bonanza. Expect an ultra-repetitive funky dance marathon.” Time Out

"It’s not often you see a group of just three musicians, playing with two hand-made instruments,who can keep a nightclub crowd dancing, singing, whooping, and ululating for nearly three hours. But that’s what went down last night at the Cabaret du Mile End in Montreal when Krar Collective of Ethiopia gave their debut performance at the 27th Festival International Nuits d’Afrique". Afropop

"They may use ancient instruments, but there’s nothing arcane about the way that they play them. This is hot ‘n’ hypnotic dance music...Krar Collective rock!” fRoots Magazine

"I never expected to find this Ethiopian music gem hidden away in London. Krar Collective manage to achieve the right balance between the rawness of their roots and the subtleties of their innovative spirit. Precise without being too academic, funky without being too loose. I was really impressed." Andy Morgan, former manager of Tinariwen

“Krar Collective… worked their minimal instrumentation of a drum kit, two voices and the eponymous krar… into a joyous thrash; now twanging like the soundtrack of an Amharic Western, now turning traditional songs into a full galloping wail.” David Honigmann, Financial Times

“Ethiopian music has gradually become a bit of a cult in recent years — and not just among African music fans. There’s something about the soulful bluesy sound that has a wide appeal. This is the debut recording of the Krar Collective, a London-based Ethiopian band who have supported some of the big names and are deservedly making a name in their own right." Evening Standard

“Krar Collective played one of the best support slots at the Barbican I can remember seeing with just a funked up harp (krar) an electric drum set and a singer whose vibrato was so extreme as to become ululation. Spine tingling stuff.” Fly Global Music

“Using effects pedals, Temesgen Zeleke makes the krar sound like a 12-string guitar one minute, and the chunkiest, funkiest electric guitar the next…they completely won over an initially reserved crowd, getting them to dance the night away… they are certainly unique” The Arts Desk

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