Category Archives: Events

Sharing meat

On the 11th of September 2012, the beginning of the year 2005 was celebrated in Ethiopia. Next week on the 27th of September, Orthodox Christians will celebrate the Meskel (mäsk’äl) holiday. Unlike in other areas in the South of Ethiopia … Continue reading

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Musical instruments: B’ita

In Baskeet, a variety of instruments are used exclusively during mourning ceremonies but never played at weddings or other happy occasions, among them are different types of wooden and horn trumpets. This is the third blog post portraying a “mourning … Continue reading

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Musical instruments in Baskeet: Rattles

In Baskeet, a variety of instruments are exclusively used during mourning ceremonies but never played at weddings or other happy occasions, among them are different types of wooden and horn trumpets (see the post on the nookka-trumpet here) and two … Continue reading

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