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On the occasion of the Muslim month of fasting I would like to present manzuma, a special kind of musical creative art, which is very popular among Muslims in Ethiopia. Although Ethiopian Muslims would reject to call manzuma chanting as ‘music’ it has without doubt a musical character. Manzuma songs belong to the spiritual and religious sphere of life they which is clearly distinguished from the profane world of music.

Mohammed Awwel Vol 1

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