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1. Categories of traditional Oromo music adapted by Rev. Caalii Fufaa
1.1 Ateete (women’s ritual songs at special occasions)
pop music variation:
1.2 Daboo (“Work Songs [?]”)
Any on YouTube?
1.3 Shororo (“Newborn Children’s Song [= Lullaby?]”)
1.4 Geerarsa (“Songs of Heroes”)
[Also term for “war songs”? danfa?]
Abitew Kebede (published in 2003):
Dereje Shumi (2013):
Hachalu Hundessa (2017):
Goobee cultural song (2020):
» Read article on Sarah Bishop’s musicology website (with audio clip)
1.5 _ _ _ [Oromo terminology?] “Wedding Song”
1.6 _ _ _ [Oromo terminology?] “Cultural Song”
Any difference from above types of songs?
2. Categories of traditional Oromo music not adapted by Rev. Caalii
2.1 Faaruu loonii (“Cattle Praising” [also “Horse Praising”?])
2.2. _ _ _ _ [Oromo terminology?] “Love Songs”
2.3 Muslim pilgrims’ songs / menzuma
There are numerous examples on YouTube.
3. Other ‘cultural’ Oromo music
Ali Mohammed Birra:
Anaïs Maro (n.d.). Imagining Oromumma… in music: a history of Oromo nationalism and the birth of Oromo music. Presentation. [read online]
Bartels, L. (1975). “Dabo: A Form of Cooperation between Farmers among the Macha Galla of Ethiopia. Social Aspects, Songs, and Ritual.” Anthropos 70 (5/6): 883–925. [Read online]
Qashu, Leila (2004). La musique dans le mariage Arsi Oromo. M.A. thesis. Paris: Université Paris VIII.
Qashu, Leila (2008). “The Individual and the Group in the Songs of Arsi Oromo Men”, Annales d’Éthiopie 23: 115–133. [read online]
Talilee B. Fiqruu (2018). Reviving Aspects of Ateetee: An Arsi Oromo Women’s Musical Ritual to Empower Women to Protect Their
Human Rights and Participate in Society’s Social and Religious Life. DMin dissertation. Newberg, OR: George Fox University. [Read online]