Ethiopian Music

Ethiopia is located in Eastern Africa, west of Somalia.

The Amharic language is the official language of the Republic of Ethiopia. It is also spoken in Eritrea. The Amharic language is popular with many reggae musicians who are Rastafarians. They learn Amharic because they consider it to be a sacred language. Musicians like Lincoln Thompson and Misty in Roots have written songs in Amharic.

Ethiopian Musicians

Mahmoud Ahmed
Minase Hailu
Neway Debebe
Roha Band
Saliha Sami
Seleshe Damessae (a.k.a. Sileshi Demissie, Seleshe Demassae)


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