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A Glance At Ethiopia’s Musical Culture

A Glance At Ethiopia’s Musical Culture

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Ethiopian music has its own unique styles and flow as much of the African countries such as Mali from the Western Africa has a blues-like theme. According to many renowned scholar’s work on this subject such as Sylvia Pankhurst’s (1955) volume Ethiopia: A Cultural History and Donald Levine’s (1965) Wax and Gold: Tradition and Innovation in Ethiopian Culture both entail Ethiopian music has played a superficial role in the continent’s music history. Much of the musical style fall under the four categories namely Ambassel, Anchihoye, Tizita , and Bati. These musical styles are called Qignit (Amharic loose translation for style or mode). Surprisingly enough those four genres got their  root from the northern part of Ethiopia but they are the…
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