Ethiopian music uses a distinct modal system that is pentatonic , with characteristically long intervals between some notes. The music of the Ethiopian Highlands uses a fundamental modal system called qenet , of which there are four main modes: tezeta , bati , ambassel , and anchihoy. Music in the Ethiopian highlands is generally monophonic or heterophonic. Dorze polyphonic singing edho may employ up to five parts; Majangir , four parts. In the highlands, traditional string instruments include the masenqo also known as masinko , a one-string bowed lute ; the krar also known as kirar , a six-string lyre ; and the begena , a large ten-string lyre. The washint is a bamboo flute that is common in the highlands. It has 6 holes. In the Ethiopian Orthodox Church , liturgical music employs the senasel , a sistrum. They are made from stone slabs or pieces of wood. The kebero is a large hand drum used in the Orthodox Christian liturgy.
NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia has said that two men have been arrested in connection with the killing of Hachalu Hundessa , a well-known musician and activist whose death last month was followed by unrest in which hundreds were killed. Attorney General Adanech Abebe announced the arrests in a televised statement on Friday night, saying that a third suspect in Mr. Abebe said. She said the two men arrested had confessed to killing Mr.
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November 28, Ezega. But the battlefield was not the only frontier for Ethiopians. Music has also been another one that was rescued by brave visionaries. It is common to hear both the young and the old praise Ethiopian music from the s to the 90s. They are classical works that serve as a paragon of music for the generations that followed. Even though the music has been celebrated, the story behind it has not been widely known and given recognition. One hundred thousand copies of the Ethiopian singer albums are to be released in the coming weeks, with more to be followed. Your voice, talent and prominent role in the field of arts, will help to expand knowledge and awareness of some , refugees currently hosted in the country. A BBC reporter says federal police showed up at the hotel in Addis Ababa hours before the party and stopped Teddy's sound team from setting up.
Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. Formal practice of music in Ethiopia is believed to be one of the oldest in Africa — in an interview with Afropop. And just as the history of Ethiopian music is extensive, its modern day adaptations are wide ranging and defies being siphoned into a single category. Ejigayehu Shibabaw, better known as Gigi , is a boundlessly talented vocalist. Her music, considered revolutionary in breaking away from contemporary Ethiopian music norms, is in-between soul stirring ode and meditative ambience. Gaining recognition at the international level in for her self-entitled studio album , Gigi quickly became a household name in Ethiopia. Songs on this album prevalently remain anthems of modern Ethiopian music to this day. Ethiopians and music lovers everywhere adore her refreshing twist the classics.