Musicology interview with Ethiopian singer Hanna Girma


It was a story set in primitive Ethiopia, a special time with the atmosphere of radicalism before it was changed by the 1974 unrest. Hanna Yilma, who passed away seven days back, and Sibhat Gebre-Egziabher (1936–February 20, 2012) had a place with that age of Ethiopian elites that became an adult during the 1960s, thrived in political and social changes of the time. She was a socialite and with highborn background, taught in the United States, he an erudite, insubordinate youngster, country worker foundation, an unobtrusive, now and again hopeful bohemian author, given to nighttime drinking at the shady area of town, Wube Bereha.

The story got comfortable as the acclaimed creator Baalu Girma described it in his fictionalized record, Derasiw (The Author), distributed in 1980. Their acquaintanceship, their marriage, their distributions adventures (Ethiopia Mirror and Menen magazines), their inebriation with Mengistu Hailemariam and his upheaval that achieved their association as far as possible, she chose to escape the nation, he staying in the nation.

The following section of Sibaht story was pretty much known, he would seek after his news-casting and composing vocation, enduring the fear and disarray by the upheaval and attempting to stand firm despite seemingly insurmountable opposition. He would end up one of the most perceived writers of the nation, yet with an inclination of embarrassing the regular disapproved and opposing good codes through his works as well as through his discourteous, pointless conduct.

What is less known was really what happened to Hanna after outcast.

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