Amharic Music

Amharic Music - Ethiopian Music

Amharic Music is an Ethiopian music streaming website that allows you to listen to Amharic songs by various Ethiopian artists. You can search for an amharic song by artist name, title or you can select an artist by clicking an artist name on the right.

About Amharic Music

Amharic music originates from the Amhara people of Ethiopia. It is one of the most popular in Ethiopia and East Africa.

One of the most distinctive features of Amharic music is its use of the pentatonic scale (Qenet), which includes four modes, namely “ambassel”, “bati”, “anchihoye” and “tizita”. This scale is typically used in a variety of different arrangements which give Amharic music its distinctive sound.

In addition to the pentatonic scale, Amharic music also makes use of other scales and modes, such as the chromatic scale and the major and minor scales. These scales are often used in combination with the pentatonic scale to create a wide range of melodies and harmonies used in most modern and traditional Amharic music.

Traditional instruments used in Amharic music include the “krar”, which is a six-stringed instrument that is played with a pick, and the “masenqo”, which is a single-stringed instrument that is played with a bow. Other instruments commonly used in Amharic music include the “washint”, a bamboo flute, and the begena, a ten-stringed instrument that is played with the fingers.

There are many internationally recognized Ethiopian singers who have brought Amharic music to a global audience. Some of the most famous include Aster Aweke, Mahmoud Ahmed, Tewodros Kassahun (Teddy Afro), Aster Awoke, Ejigayehu Shibabaw (Gigi) and Tilahun Gessesse. These musicians have all made a significant impact on helping Amharic music to thrive and evolve making it one of the most recognized in the world.