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Azmari Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The term azmari has long identified the wandering minstrel–musicians of the area that became present-day Ethiopia. The azmari play and sing almost entirely pentatonic music, using instruments that lend themselves to the performers...

Brass Band Music in Ethiopia

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Brass band music has been one of the driving forces of modern music in Ethiopia since 1924, when it was enthusiastically embraced by the Prince Regent of Ethiopia Tefari Makonen (later known as Emperor Haile Selassie), and has occupied...

Ethiopian Modern Music (Zemenawi Muzika)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Ethiopian modern music (zemenawi muzika) emerged in the years after World War II from the encounter between Ethiopian musical traditions and Western popular music. As an umbrella term, it encompasses several subgenres and stylistic shifts...

Tigrinya Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Encyclopedia Articles

...Tigrinya music (tigrigna) is the popular music of the Tigrinya-speaking people of Eritrea and of Ethiopia’s northern region of Tigray. Although the term ‘Tigrinya music’ may also be used to refer to the traditional music of the Tigrinya...

Oromo Popular Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume XII : Genres: Sub-Saharan Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Oromo is the name for a number of interrelated ethnic groups found largely in southern Ethiopia and northern Kenya. Ethno-linguistically defined, it is the third largest group on the entire African continent. Traditional Oromo music...

Ethiopia

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VI : Locations: Africa and the Middle East

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: 66,040,000 (2002) Ethiopia, known as Abyssinia until 1941, is bordered by Eritrea to the north and east, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south and Sudan to the west. It has a land area...