A Fifty Year Journey For The Love of Music and His People - by Lily Birra PDF

By Lily Birra

the assumption for this undertaking used to be first advised to Mohammed Hassen through Lily Marcos-Birra , the committed spouse and the easiest buddy of Ali Birra most likely a few 12 months in the past. What used to be deliberate at that level was once to arrange a brief biographical information regarding the mythical Oromo singer for his Golden Jubilee anniversary occasion on musical degree. That occasion, in an effort to mark Ali Birra's fiftieth anniversary get together considering that he all started making a song in 1963, could be held in Minneapolis on July four, 2013. even though the plan for the undertaking had a gestation interval of a number of months, the paintings at the venture began with earnestness merely in may perhaps 2013. With Dr. Gemechu Megerssa's contribution and extra formerly released articles, and brief studies of Ali Birra's song via Rick Sanders and Blogfoolk journal. The undertaking increased past short biographical details. The undertaking now has 5 brief chapters and overview articles. it's a very modest starting for encouraging others to jot down extra mammoth paintings approximately Ali Birra, his lengthy effective musical profession and his large contribution for placing Oromo track on musical map of the realm. As a undertaking which was once ready less than extreme strain of time, we didn't have the luxurious of time for rigorously proof-reading greater than as soon as all contributions. If we had a chance to proof-read all contributions greater than as soon as, most likely we might have eradicated or decreased attainable typos and different mistakes. We ask for forgiveness if there are mistakes.
we're deeply indebted to Matt Knowles, Andreas Hansen and Rick Sanders for giving us the permission to incorporate their very good articles during this venture. We exhibit our honest gratitude for Francis Falceto and Buda Musique for generating Ethiopiques 28. This creation has actually garnered very good reports not just from the Oromo groups but in addition from the overseas viewers. because the results of their construction they placed Oromo song the place it rightfully merits to be, a part of the realm track, finishing the lengthy forget within which Oromo tune came upon itself for many years. we've been very lucky to have pals and co-workers who contributed to the finishing touch of this undertaking in a single approach or the opposite. We thank Catherine Jimbo Odari, a PhD pupil at Georgia country collage, for typing the articles of Matt Knowles and Andreas Hansen. We thank our pricey good friend Dr. Gemechu Megerssa not just for his contribution but in addition for his participation in Ali Birra's Golden Jubilee with us in Minneapolis. Dr. Gemechu Megerssa has been Ali Birra's life-long shut good friend. We have been deeply touched via speedy responses of Taha Ali Abdi and Assefa Tefera Dibaba( a PhD scholar at Indiana collage) for his or her translations of a few of the lyrics of Ali Birra songs into English texts. we're indebted to Jawar Mohammed and Arfasse Gemeda of Columbia college for his or her support with this venture. We owe gigantic debt of gratitude to our buddy, Elias Ibssa, who took the complete accountability for type-setting and printing this venture and making it prepared for the day of get together. We thank all those who find themselves concerned at the back of the scene in organizing Ali Birra's fiftieth anniversary. ultimately, we owe profound debt of gratitude to our expensive good friend Ali Birra, who regularly made us giggle, whereas answering all our questions on his existence and musical trip. info from our lengthy interviews with Ali Birra shaped the root for crafting bankruptcy one. His interviews also are quoted generously in bankruptcy . We proportion the happiness with Ali Birra for celebrating his Golden Jubilee. we're waiting for it with nice excitement.

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