Music of Ethiopia has quite a long history and tradition. The
following are clips of the liturgical music of the Ethiopian
church. The Ethiopian church has two forms of liturgical music. One
of which is accompanied by flutes and othe traditional instruments.
The other is a chant to commemorate a religious holiday or
The following music clips are copyrighted to Yared Haile
Sellassie and used with permission. These are clips of an
Ethiopian Church choir.
The Afar who live in Northern Ethiopia also have a long music
tradition. Afar music has a great deal of Arab influence but
retains a traditional Ethiopian style. The following clips have
been provided by Wetter.
Song from the Fatu
Song from Medina
and Abdalla Lee