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Thread #99389   Message #2240000
Posted By: Azizi
19-Jan-08 - 10:51 AM
Thread Name: African Folk Songs
Subject: RE: African Folk Songs
Here's another YouTube video of a group of Ethiopians singing a traditional song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e11XORI9GC4&feature=related
AZMARI
"Ethiopian cultural song"

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I think that the comment sections for YouTube videos can be used to teach others about another group's culture [or our own culture] as well as increase appreciation about that culture. This video has 37 comments to date. Unfortunately, the comments provide little information for non-Ethiopians about the meaning of the song. From reading some of the comments, I got the sense that this song was funny and/or flirtatious. I posted a comment asking for someone to share that information since Hopefully, someone will do so, and I'll re-post that comment/information here.