Hachalu Hundessa - Ethiopia's murdered musician who sang for freedom. Abiy Ahmed's reforms in Ethiopia lift the lid on ethnic tensions. A quick guide to Ethiopia. Ethnic unrest in the aftermath of the killing of Ethiopian singer Hachalu Hundessa has left at least people dead, officials say. A top police chief said civilians and 11 security personnel died in Oromia region alone. Ten people have been killed in the capital Addis Ababa. Hachalu, 34, was killed on Monday, sparking unrest that spread from Oromia where he was seen as a hero. The motive remains unclear.
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Follow our daily updates. Follow us on Twitter. The residency will bring together musicians from Europe and Africa recruited through a selection process following an open call. All eligible musicians are invited to apply. Throughout the period of the residency, the artists will collaborate to create original musical pieces that carry a fusion of authentic sounds from the two continents.
Why have Oromos been protesting?
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.
Geoff McMaster - 24 October A mother comforts her newborn in a scene from the music video for "Lib Yaleh. Photo: Music for Global Human Development. And how will such a depressing sentiment have any effect in reducing the high rate of maternal deaths in Ethiopia, the intended audience for the song?