blackaroundtheworld:

Abram Hannibal, born in 1697 in #Eritrea. He was kidnapped and enslaved in #Russia and Turkey, however his intelligence in math and science ingriugued Peter the Great. Over time #Hannibal rose to Major General and military engineer in Russia. His legacy is highly reconized in Russia’s military history. Hannibal’s granson Alexander #Pushkin is regarded as the father of modern #Russian literature and the country’s greatest poet. Thank you to @sefani23 for the info. #ottoman #abkhazian #blackman #rp #diaspora #blackhistory

blackaroundtheworld:

Abram Hannibal, born in 1697 in #Eritrea. He was kidnapped and enslaved in #Russia and Turkey, however his intelligence in math and science ingriugued Peter the Great. Over time #Hannibal rose to Major General and military engineer in Russia. His legacy is highly reconized in Russia’s military history. Hannibal’s granson Alexander #Pushkin is regarded as the father of modern #Russian literature and the country’s greatest poet. Thank you to @sefani23 for the info.
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godsandmilk:

I need some help from my fellow habeshas. Idk if you guys would know this but there’s this cassette tape that’s covered with blue label in Tigrinya/Amharic and it’s a jazz instrumental tape and I’m pretty sure it’s one of the popular ones. I can’t really give you guys much more of a description since that’s all I know but if anyone knows what it’s called or who made it I’d LOVE YOU for the rest of our days.

It may be a tape created by the ‘roha band’. The band was known for performing instrumental pieces.

such as this one (which has a blue label along the side of the tape)

: http://www.awesometapes.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Ethiopian.jpg

Here is some information about the roha band:

http://ethiomusicians.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=14:roha-band&catid=3:membership-&Itemid=11&lang=am

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-roha-band/id265167173

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=roha+band+instrumental

Also, here is a famous song performed by roha band and Eritrean singer Tekle Tesfazghi ‘Fikrey Telemeni’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otgvW5ge-rQ

I hope this is of some help to you