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Ethiopian artists showing leadership


Australian horse named Ethiopia

It’s been exactly a month since the unprecedented massacre, in the northern African country of Libya, of 28 Ethiopians.


It is understood that a group of unknown barbaric killers abducted the 28 Ethiopian nationals seeking to migrate to Europe, beheading 12 of them on a Libyan beach and shooting another group of 16 in the head in a Libyan desert.


Libya is a country in anarchy after the Americans deposed the Muammar Gaddafi government in 2011.


The group that carried out the gruesome killing of these Ethiopians is said to have originated in Iraq following the unprovoked invasion and total destruction of the country by the Americans and their allies in 2003.


An unbearable and professionally produced online video was circulated on Sunday, 19 April 2015, showing the cruel beheading and shooting of the 28 Ethiopians and sending shockwaves to Ethiopians around the world.


Ethiopians all over the world turned to social media to share their thoughts, to console each other, to vent their anger, and just to try and make sense of the senseless act of brutality that they had never imagined would happen to their compatriots.


It was heartbreaking to see heart-broken Ethiopians in every corner of the globe making distressing Facebook status updates to show their mourning and their attempt to come to terms with the magnitude of the loss for Ethiopia.


In the days that followed, the reaction of many Ethiopian artists was nothing short of just remarkable.


One song after another, Ethiopian artists mourned our loss, urged us to unite and be strong, to keep things in perspective and to just pray, regardless of religion or ethnicity.


In our darkest moment in history, each and every one of these artists have given us yet another reason to be absolutely proud of our country.


We are grateful for our artists who almost magically came up with sensational songs to touch our hearts when we needed it most.


Here is a selection of the songs that have been released over the last month.


Name Play Length
Abebe Teka - Meche Newe

6:26 min
Befikadu Yadete - Wogene

5:44 min
Birhanu Tezera and Jacky Gosee - Wegene

5:31 min
Gossaye Tesfaye - Akeldama

3:48 min
Jacky Gosee - Alemech Alew Gone

5:36 min
Newai Debebe - Sedet Yalfal

5:40 min
Tagel Seifu - Anteneh Yemotkew

4:40 min
Teddy Afro - Helohe

3:20 min
Various Artists - Adera

4:40 min
Yegna Band - Sidet

4:42 min
Zeritu Kebede - Seyfehin Ansa

6:30 min