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Songs for and about Ethiopia

 

Songs for and about Ethiopia

Ethiopian musicians follow an enduring tradition of singing for and about Ethiopia.  Perhaps Ethiopia could be the only country in the world where each year several songs are released wishing the country well, admiring its beauty, praising its achievements and just expressing love for Ethiopia. 

With millions of Ethiopians now living outside of Ethiopia near and far across the world, there is literally a plethora of songs in which fond memories of the country and nostalgic feelings are expressed.  Most songs about Ethiopia are also about hope - hope for a better future, hope for cultural repatriation and hope for the day that one gets to reunite with the homeland and family members. These are a selection of old and recent songs carrying all of these messages.