Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The Diversity of Ethiopia, Part II (Featuring Videos Of Afaan Oromo, Dawro, Gambella, Sidama, Tigrigna, & Wolaitan Ethnic Groups)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part II of a two part series that features videos of a small portion of the diversity of Ethiopian music and dance cultures.

Click for Part I of this series. Part I features seven music videos that showcase Amhara, Gurage, Hammar, and other Ehtiopian ethnic group/s.

The content of this post is provided for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to the recording artists and all those who are featured in these videos. Thanks also to the producers of these videos and their publishers of these videos on YouTube.

Any information about these songs would be appreciated.
Click the Ethiopian music and dance tag found below for additional Ethiopian videos.

These videos are presented in chronological order based on their posting dates on YouTube, with the video with the oldest date given first.

Example #1: Tsehaye - Wolaitan lay

mc2000ch Uploaded on May 4, 2008

This song is from Wolaita which is a southern tribe from Ethiopia.

Example #2: Adugna Dumo - Hano (Sidama Music)

African Gear Published on Apr 24, 2013

check addiszefen አዲስዘፈን for more Ethiopian Traditional Music - Adugna Dumo - Hano

Example #3: Habtamu Lamu & Yanet Dinku Afaan Oromo music video NAAF SI FOON !!!

Rufa Film Production Published on Oct 22, 2014
Selected comments from this video's discussion thread:
Dhuga Himaa, January 2015
"This place is Gara Muleta, east Oromia. The place is between Kurfa Chaale and Badano on main road way. The beauty of that place is so real. The people, the land escape etc is marvellous."

Hajj 2003, May 2015
"This land is my land beautiful land. and these are my beautiful people and my cultural dance (shaggooyee) look at the background scenes god bless oromiya and it's people."

aman emamu, July 2015
"Best promo music"shagoyee""

Example #4: Ethiopian Gambella Music - አስኔ ጋምቤላ

Africa4141 Published on Dec 17, 2014
Selected comments from this video's discussion thread:
shewiT1, January 2015
"So lovely, exquisite, and purely part of the larger faces of Federal Democratic Republic Ethiopia, in which all Ethiopians, irrespective of language, religion, culture and other deviations are accorded equal citizenship rights. As art describes current social realities, what is being seen here is another strong example to attest the republic has reached at an irreversible socio-political stage.
Go Ethiopia Gooooooooooooooooooooooo!"

Taidor Makuach, February 2015
"This is a true custom and rich culture of Nuer to accept every human being in their community and i am proud to be one. Good job guys."

Example #5: Tadesse Mekete:- Dawro dink ( ዳውሮ ድንቅ ) Ethiopian Music

Habeshagna Media Published on Jan 2, 2015

dawro traditional music which how beatiful culture, unique dance, in southern Ethiopia

Example #6: New Tradional Tigrigna music 2015 tesfay gidey

G O L A G U L Published on Jan 31, 2015

Example #7: Ethiopian Ethnic Dance

zlatko viskovic Published on Feb 27, 2015

As long as Ethiopia has many ethnic groups and languages, the variety of the music is also a lot. Most of them are indigenous, however, it is most probably believed that Wolaytigna (Woliyta) could be the origin music of Afrikaan, and by its dance too. The rest sounds Amharic, Afan Oromo, Tigirigna, Gurageagna, Afarigna, Sidamigna, Gambela, etc. are not still well known in the other world. All of them have their own dances (Eskista and Chifera).

A shoulder and chest dance also called “Eskista” is common for most of Amharas. Both shoulders are moved in a series of motions forwards and backward.

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