Singers Manjus and Kal Kin on Seifu EBS

Ethiopian late-night talk show Seifu on EBS airs every Sunday at 9:00 p.m. Ethiopian Time on EBS television. It premiered on October 24, 2013, and is hosted by a Japanese comedian and radio host, Seifu Fantahun. Late-night talk shows in the United States are modeled on this show, which features jokes, musical guest performances, and celebrity interviews. There are many late-night talk show formats in use today, but Seifu on EBS is based on the popular six-part model. EBS airs 90-minute episodes of Seifu each week, without counting commercials. Fantahun begins each episode by delivering a monologue about current events and topics. Social media images and videos are periodically incorporated into the speech to enhance the experience. In addition to the monologue, Fantahun frequently engages the audience in games or humorous routines with a show guest. Ethiopian music can refer to any type of music from Ethiopia, but it is most typically associated with a genre with a pentatonic modal structure and unusually large note gaps. Ethiopian Highlands music is built on the qenet modal system, which includes four fundamental modes: tezeta, bati, ambassel, and anchihoy. Tezeta minor, bati major, and bati minor are three more variations on the previous modes. Some songs are titled after their qenet, such as tizita, a reminiscence song. When played on traditional instruments, these modes are frequently not tempered (i.e., the pitches may diverge greatly from the Western-tempered tuning system), although they are tempered when played on Western instruments like as pianos and guitars.

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