randomhabesha:

Can this just be a thing? 

I mean, our weddings are great, but sometimes musicians just get carried away with all the synthesizers, amplifiers, etc. that it takes away from some of the beauty of our cultural music and dance. 

This couple couldn’t have predicted that the singer’s equipment would not be set up in time for their arrival. Yet, with the help of the embilitas (flutes?), koboros (drums), eliltas (ululations) and clapping of the wedding goers, the mood was set for a great guayla. It was small and intimate, in a way that would resemble a wedding out in the countryside where the traditions were sustained for over a millennia. 

flowernuke:

Selam because it has the same meaning in all 4 countries in the Horn 
"As children are the foundation of a country, the overwhelming number of orphans throughout the region represents an important opportunity to ensure our countries reach their full potential. Therefore, as a larger aspiration, we feel very passionately about supporting the educational goals of young orphaned children in the rural areas of Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, and Eritrea, specifically focusing on those who have lost their parents due to HIV/AIDS or civil war. The Selam Project will provide educational resources such as school supplies, uniforms and school fees in addition to funding for basic needs such as food, water, clothing and shelter. Our support will continue until the children graduate from High School and go on to University to pursue their future careers. This is the movement. This is what we are working towards."
selamproject.org

flowernuke:

Selam because it has the same meaning in all 4 countries in the Horn

"As children are the foundation of a country, the overwhelming number of orphans throughout the region represents an important opportunity to ensure our countries reach their full potential. Therefore, as a larger aspiration, we feel very passionately about supporting the educational goals of young orphaned children in the rural areas of Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, and Eritrea, specifically focusing on those who have lost their parents due to HIV/AIDS or civil war. The Selam Project will provide educational resources such as school supplies, uniforms and school fees in addition to funding for basic needs such as food, water, clothing and shelter. Our support will continue until the children graduate from High School and go on to University to pursue their future careers. This is the movement. This is what we are working towards."

selamproject.org

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eastafriqueen:

Abraham Afewerki performs Semai/Fishikta Ameley in Sawa.

I’ve been to Eritrean concerts before even American ones and I have yet to see a crowd that gets so emotional and hype, at the same time, all for one person and their extremely meaningful lyrics/existence. I truly wish I could’ve seen Abraham Afewerki perform live at least once in my life

Ribka Sibhatu

Is a poet from Eritrea who writes in Italian.

Ribka Sibhatu writes in Tigrinya and Italian. Born in Asmara, Eritrea, in 1962, she was imprisoned for a year in 1979 and then fled the country in 1980. Travelling first to Ethiopia and then to France, Ribka Sibhatu moved to Italy in 1996 and settled in Rome, where she has lived ever since. She holds a Ph. D in communication studies from Rome’s La Sapienza. 

Ribka Sibhatu’s first published work was Aulò! Canto Poesia dall’Eritrea(Sinnos, 1993), a collection of lyrics and prose poems originally written in Tigrinya and translated by the author into Italian. This bilingual meditation on her past life in Eritrea and subsequent experience as a migrant was followed in 1999 by Il Cittadino che non c’è. L’immigrazione nei media Italiani (EdUP): a sociological look at the Italian media’s coverage of immigrant communities. Ribka Sibhatu speaks five languages and currently works as a social mediator for the city council, focusing on improving inter-cultural relations in state schools.

http://www.poetrytranslation.org/poets/ribka_sibhatu_

We need to avoid pretension, trying to be someone else, and looking down on others, to take yourself too seriously and show off. We need to respect professionalism and avoid disrespecting the profession. Others are gossiping, jealousy, instead of fighting them, following the negative values for personal gains. I believe everybody, including me, should avoid these bad traits.
queenbeph:

Africa | Tigre women singing & dancing at the Festival Eritrea 2006, Asmara, Eritrea. | ©Hans van der Splinter||| #Africa #African #Eritrea #Tigre #dance #africandance #festival #beads #culture #fashion #culturalfashion #traditional #afrofashion #africanbeauty #africanqueen #africanfashion #QSF #queensabafashion

queenbeph:

Africa | Tigre women singing & dancing at the Festival Eritrea 2006, Asmara, Eritrea. | ©Hans van der Splinter||| #Africa #African #Eritrea #Tigre #dance #africandance #festival #beads #culture #fashion #culturalfashion #traditional #afrofashion #africanbeauty #africanqueen #africanfashion #QSF #queensabafashion

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queenbeph:

Africa | Tigrinya women dancing at the Festival Eritrea 2006, Asmara, Eritrea. | ©Hans van der Splinter||| #Africa #African #Eritrea #Tigrinya #dance #africandance #festival #beads #culture #fashion #culturalfashion #traditional #afrofashion #africanbeauty #africanqueen #africanfashion #QSF #queensabafashion

queenbeph:

Africa | Tigrinya women dancing at the Festival Eritrea 2006, Asmara, Eritrea. | ©Hans van der Splinter||| #Africa #African #Eritrea #Tigrinya #dance #africandance #festival #beads #culture #fashion #culturalfashion #traditional #afrofashion #africanbeauty #africanqueen #africanfashion #QSF #queensabafashion

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