Music represents the best way to express one’s feelings no matter if they should target political, cultural and spiritual messages or some music appreciation messages. You should know that music can also be referred to as a nation’s voice as through singing different songs that attract many fans, singers can point out some issues about the society’s norms or they can express their disappointment regarding some political rules and even interact with other people in solving some behavior issues or relation and love problems. Actually, the music is the one that can reflect best through its multiple styles and genres what is happening inside a country and what kind of problems people have to deal with. If we should refer to the Ethiopian music we should bring into discussion many things that belong to the culture and tradition of this nation and to the way people express their feelings along with emphasizing the way they choose to entertain and relax themselves through music.
You might know by now that this country is being situated on the African continent and that it has been reported to be among the poorest states of the world. The financial problems this country has haven’t still put an obstacle in producing different instrumental music or vocal music to be sing and appreciated in many different places of the world. Moreover, you should know this nation has given many great singers that are very skilled instrument players or vocalists.
The Ethiopian music includes styles that are conserving the traditional music as well as the popular style of the Ethiopians. You should know that as a characteristic of this nation’s music we can mention the usage of some traditional string instruments that singers like to use in producing different kinds of sounds to enhance the overall acoustics. But for the contemporary music Ethiopian musicians are using lately even the electronic music that means more in matter of technology and a higher quality performance in singing.
If you wonder about the lyrics and messages the Ethiopian music transmits in its songs then you must know that since most of the singers are ambassadors of peace, there is no wonder they want to put into their songs many themes related to peace and understanding between people. Some other Ethiopian lyrics can refer to criticism towards the government rules and to point out the problems in living people are confronted with. Some songs can even be sarcastic in the words they are transmitting and emphasize the neglect regarding the life of misery. Among other styles of music the Ethiopian jazz music seems to be very appreciated by local people as well as other nations.