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I am singing about my mother’s story

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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 big ten-string lyre are all traditional string instruments in the Highlands. Musical bows (including an uncommon three-string variety) and the dita (a five-string lyre) are among the chordophones found in the south. The washint is a bamboo flute popular in the highlands. The ceremonial malakat, which is used in some locations, and the holdudwa (animal horn; compare shofar), which is mostly found in the south, are both trumpet-like instruments. There are no finger holes on Embilta flutes, and they only generate two tones: the fundamental and a fourth or fifth interval. These can be metal (which is more common in the north) or bamboo (which is more common in the south) (in the south). The senasel, or sistrum, is used in liturgical music in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. In addition, the clergy will use a walking stick called a mequamia to keep time. A dawal was traditionally used in rural churches to summon the devout to prayer. They’re built out of stone slabs or wood pieces. As a liturgical accompaniment, the Beta Israel utilize a small gong called a qachel, while qachel can also refer to a little bell. The Nuer, Anuak, Majangir, Surma, and other Nilotic people utilize the toom, a lamellophone. Metal leg rattles can be found all throughout the south.

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