Ethiopian dating and culture
In the Ethiopian Highlands, traditional secular music is played by itinerant musicians called azmaris, who are regarded with both suspicion and respect in Ethiopian society.In the highlands, traditional string instruments include the masenqo (also known as masinko), a one-string bowed lute; the krar (also known as kirar), a six-string lyre; and the begena, a large ten-string lyre.Church ceremonies are a major feature of Ethiopian life. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has its own head, follows its own customs, and is extremely proud of its fourth century origins.Ethiopia's Islamic tradition is also strong and offers colorful contrast, particularly in the eastern and south-eastern parts of the country.
Although the stew is almost always on Ethiopian menus, this is more for the sake of diners who don’t have the chance to eat this at home.Some forms of traditional music are strongly influenced by folk music from elsewhere in the Horn of Africa, especially Somalia.However, Ethiopian religious music also has an ancient Christian element, traced to Yared, who lived during the reign of Gabra Masqal.The culture of Ethiopia is diverse and generally structured along ethnolinguistic lines.The country's Afro-Asiatic-speaking majority adhere to an amalgamation of traditions that were developed independently and through interaction with neighbouring and far away civilizations, including other parts of Northeast Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, India, Indonesia, Italy and Malaysia.
Thanks to its old age, rich history and culture, Ethiopia has a legacy of valuable cultural and historical assets.