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.
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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? The lyrics are without a doubt heart-wrenching and bleak, but when Turnell showed them to a group of Ethiopian midwives, their reaction surprised him. Along with the tragic story, the song's refrain is blunt and unrelenting: if the father had taken his pregnant wife to the clinic, he wouldn't have lost her and the child. The accompanying video ends with a scene of expectant mothers seeking care at a clinic, followed by a happy family, smiling baby and a tagline: "Care at the clinic saves lives. Now that "Lib Yaleh"-which means "If you have heart"-and the video are released, fingers are crossed the message will spread widely and help curtail abnormally high rates of maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity in Ethiopia.
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.
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. The final works of the residency 3 music tracks will be recorded and packaged as an EP, as well as performed at a live concert in Addis Ababa during Europe Day. The concert will also be the occasion for the European and African musicians to present their respective repertoires. During the two weeks, the artists will also visit music schools in the city to give brief workshops to students. The experience will be filmed and turned into a short documentary film. Musicians must accept to appear in this film, which will also be disseminated online.